Book ID: CBB552614823

Exploring Planetary Climate: A History of Scientific Discovery on Earth, Mars, Venus and Titan (2019)


Ralph D. Lorenz (Author)

Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2019
Language: English

Publication Date: 2019
Physical Details: 332

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 presents a comprehensive chronological overview of planetary climate research, right up to the dramatic recent developments in detecting and characterising exoplanets. Meanwhile, the book also documents the discoveries about our own climate on Earth, not only about how it works today, but also how profoundly different it has been in the past. Highly topical and written in an accessible and engaging narrative style, this book provides invaluable historical context for students, researchers, professional scientists, and those with a general interest in planetary climate research.

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Review Peter Anto Johnson (2022) Review of "Exploring Planetary Climate: A History of Scientific Discovery on Earth, Mars, Venus and Titan". Terrae Incognitae (pp. 99-100). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Kragh, Helge S.
Aveni, Anthony F.
Bell, Jim
Carman, Christián Carlos
Case, Stephen
Conway, Erik M.
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences
Journal for the History of Astronomy
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European Physical Journal H
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
University of Arizona Press
Cambridge University Press
Duke University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Reaktion Books
Solar system; planets
Moons of other planets
Space research and exploration
Galilei, Galileo
Brahe, Tycho
Herschel, John Frederick William
Herschel, William
Kepler, Johannes
Tombaugh, Clyde W.
Time Periods
17th century
21st century
18th century
19th century
20th century, late
United States
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
European Space Agency
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena
United States Naval Observatory
Observatoire de Paris
Mars Exploration Rover Mission (U.S.)

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