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Exploring planetary climate : a history of scientific discovery on Earth, Mars, Venus and Titan

Author: Ralph Lorenz
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book chronicles the history of climate science and planetary exploration, focusing on our ever-expanding knowledge of Earth's climate, and the parallel research underway on some of our nearest neighbours: Mars, Venus and Titan. From early telescopic observation of clouds and ice caps on planetary bodies in the seventeenth century, to the dawn of the space age and the first robotic planetary explorers, the book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Lorenz
ISBN: 9781108677691 110867769X
OCLC Number: 1083349261
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 04 Jan 2019).
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 320 pages)
Contents: Foreword by Ellen Stofan; Preface; 1. The age of wonder: learning the Earth, oceans and sky; 2. Planets and greenhouses; 3. Age of calculation; 4. Feeling the heat; 5. First contact; 6. The ice returns; 7. Mars attracts; 8. A new millennium; 9. Dune worlds; 10. Looking ahead; 11. Worlds beyond; 12. Conclusions; Glossary; Further reading; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Ralph D. Lorenz.

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An accessible and engaging chronological account of the history of climate science and planetary exploration, for students, researchers and general interest readers. Focusing on Earth, Mars, Venus  Read more...

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'A detailed, historical account of the development of climate science on Earth and on neighboring planets, written by a top researcher in the field. I myself learned a lot from this book. Lorenz Read more...

 
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