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Turbulence - Giles Foden

Paperback Published: 30th June 2007
ISBN: 9780571205271
Number Of Pages: 368

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The D-day landings - the fate of 2.5 million men, 3000 landing craft and the entire future of Europe depends on the right weather conditions on the English Channel on a single day. A team of Allied scientists is charged with agreeing on an accurate forecast five days in advance. But is it even possible to predict the weather so far ahead? And what is the relationship between predictability and turbulence, one of the last great mysteries of modern physics?

Wallace Ryman has devised a system that comprehends all of this - but he is a reclusive pacifist who stubbornly refuses to divulge his secrets. Mark Latchford, a young maths prodigy from the Met Office, is sent to Scotland to discover Ryman's system and apply it to the Normandy landings. But turbulence proves more elusive than anyone could have imagined and events, like the weather, begin to spiral out of control.

ISBN: 9780571205271
ISBN-10: 0571205275
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 30th June 2007
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1