Planets And Their Atmospheres: Origins And Evolution

Paperback | December 28, 1983

byJohn S. Lewis, Ronald G. PrinnEditorWilliam L. Donn

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This work is addressed to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in astronomy, geology, chemistry, meteorology, and the planetary sciences as well as to researchers with pertinent areas of specialization who desire an introduction to the literature across the broad interdisciplinary range of this important topic. Extensive references to the pre-spacecraft literature will be particularly useful to readers interested in the historical development of the field during this century.

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This work is addressed to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in astronomy, geology, chemistry, meteorology, and the planetary sciences as well as to researchers with pertinent areas of specialization who desire an introduction to the literature across the broad interdisciplinary range of this important topic. Extensive refere...

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This volume critically surveys our present knowledge of the origin, composition, and evolution of planetary atmospheres, beginning with the presolar nebula and culminating with the present states and evolutionary trends of these atmospheres. The authors give special emphasis to the comparative study of Venus, Earth, and Mars as example...

John S. Lewis is Professor of Planetary Sciences and Co-Director of the Space Engineering Research Center of the University of Arizona, has concentrated in recent years on the material and energy resources of nearby space and on the hazards and opportunities presented to mankind by the Near-Earth Asteroids. He is a former Professor of ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:470 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 28, 1983Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:012446582X

ISBN - 13:9780124465824

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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Retention of Volatiles by Planets. Evolutionary Processes. The Atmospheres of the Planets. Conclusions. References. Index.