'The words 'original' and 'textbook' don't often go together, but I think it is appropriate to use them both when describing this book. Ray Pierrehumbert has written a book that travels from the fundamentals to the complexities of the climate system as a whole, in a clear and logical fashion, covering not just the planet Earth but the principles underlying the climates of planets more generally. There is no other book quite like it.' - Dr. Geoffrey K. Vallis, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab (GFDL), Princeton University; author of Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics
'Principles of Planetary Climate is a significant contribution to planetary atmospheres, written by one of the field's broadest thinkers. Pierrehumbert covers a comprehensive range of topics fundamental to all planet atmospheres. He brings together the basic and advanced building blocks in a way that is both compelling and thorough. This book should be read by all interested in planetary climate.' - Professor Sara Seager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"This work is a triumph. The writing is clear, and the topics are made more compelling by cross-referencing of related subjects. I found the book hard to put down." - Peter Gierasch, Physics Today
Provides a unified treatment of the basic physical principles of planetary climate phenomena on the present and past Earth and other planets. An invaluable textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and a reference text for researchers. Lavishly supported by hundreds of creative and stimulating exercises, software, datasets and algorithms.