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By Frédéric J. Pont

ISBN-10: 1461485533

ISBN-13: 9781461485537

Planetary atmospheres are complicated and evolving entities, as mankind is swiftly coming to grasp when trying to comprehend, forecast and mitigate human-induced weather swap. within the sun process, our neighbours Venus and Mars offer amazing examples of 2 endpoints of planetary evolution, runaway greenhouse and lack of surroundings to space.

The number of extra-solar planets brings a much broader attitude to the problem: from sizzling "hot jupiters'' to ocean worlds, exo-atmospheres discover many configurations unknown within the sunlight approach, akin to iron clouds, silicate rains, severe plate tectonics, and steam volcanoes. Exoplanetary atmospheres have lately turn into available to observations.

This booklet places our personal weather within the wider context of the pains and tribulations of planetary atmospheres. in response to state-of-the-art study, it makes use of a grand travel of the atmospheres of different planets to polish a brand new gentle on our personal surroundings, and its relation with life.

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