"T. rex" and the Crater of Doom

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by Walter Alvarez
     
 

"This is the story of one of the greatest adventures of twentieth-century science, told by the central figure. Walter Alvarez relates the still-evolving story with insight, clarity, and warmth. It is a great read for both scientist and layperson."—Richard Muller, author of Nemesis: The Death Star

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"This is the story of one of the greatest adventures of twentieth-century science, told by the central figure. Walter Alvarez relates the still-evolving story with insight, clarity, and warmth. It is a great read for both scientist and layperson."—Richard Muller, author of Nemesis: The Death Star

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691131030
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
Princeton Science Library Series
Edition description:
With a New Foreword by Carl Zimmer
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
411,304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword ix
Preface xix
CHAPTER 1: Armageddon 3
CHAPTER 2: Ex Libro Lapidum Historia Mundi 19
CHAPTER 3: Gradualist versus Catastrophist 43
CHAPTER 4: Iridium 59
CHAPTER 5: The Search for the Impact Site 82
CHAPTER 6: The Crater of Doom 106
CHAPTER 7: The World after Chicxulub 130
Notes 147
Index 171

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