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Alvarez, Walter 1940-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 115 publications in 6 languages and 3,317 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QE506, 576.84
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T. rex and the crater of doom by Walter Alvarez ( Book )
22 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 2,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sixty-five million years ago, a comet or asteroid larger than Mt. Everest slammed into the Earth, causing an explosion equivalent to the detonation of a hundred million hydrogen bombs. Vaporized impactor and debris from the impact site were blasted out through the atmosphere, falling back to Earth all around the globe. Terrible environmental disasters ensued, including a giant tsunami, continent-scale wildfires, darkness, and cold, followed by sweltering greenhouse heat. When conditions returned to normal, half the genera of plants and animals on Earth had perished. This horrific story is now widely accepted as the solution to a great scientific murder mystery - what caused the extinction of the dinosaurs? In T. rex and the Crater of Doom, the story of the scientific detective work that went into solving the mystery is told by geologist Walter Alvarez, one of the four Berkeley scientists who discovered the first evidence for the giant impact. It is a saga of high adventure in remote parts of the world, of patient data collection, of lonely intellectual struggle, of long periods of frustration ended by sudden breakthroughs, of intense public debate, of friendships made or lost, of the exhilaration of discovery, and of delight as a fascinating story unfolded
The mountains of Saint Francis : discovering the geologic events that shaped our earth by Walter Alvarez ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Alvarez and his team made one of the most astonishing scientific discoveries of the twentieth century--that an asteroid smashed into the earth 65 million years ago, exterminating the dinosaurs. Alvarez had the first glimmer of that amazing insight when he noticed something odd in a rock outcrop in central Italy. Alvarez now returns to that rich terrain, this time to take the reader on an excavation of the earth's distant past. We encounter the volcanoes that formed the Seven Hills of Rome; majestic limestone mountains that formed millions of years ago under water; and the evidence that the Mediterranean Sea completely evaporated to a sunken desert, perhaps several times, and that continental plates once overran one another to form the Alps. In Alvarez's telling, all major geologic episodes are as dramatic as the great impact that killed the dinosaurs, even when they happen over eons and without huge creatures to witness them.--From publisher description
T. rex and the crater of doom by Walter Alvarez ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sixty-five million years ago, a comet larger than Mt. Everest slammed into the Earth and exploded with the energy of one hundred million hydrogen bombs
La Fin tragique des dinosaures by Walter Alvarez ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catastrophes and evolution : astronomical foundations : the 1988 BAAS Mason meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society at Oxford, September 6th, 1988 ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the mountains of Saint Francis : the geologic events that shaped our Earth by Walter Alvarez ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A journey through deep time by Walter Alvarez ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
T. rex and the crater of doom by Walter Alvarez ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tyrannosaurus rex y el cráter de la muerte by Walter Alvarez ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catastrophic events and mass extinctions : impacts and beyond : July 9-12, 2000, Geozentrum, University of Vienna, Austria by Catastrophic Events and Mass Extinctions: Impacts and Beyond ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
T.rex e il cratere dell'apocalisse : la più recente e straordinaria ipotesi sulla scomparsa dei dinosauri nel racconto di un grande scienziato by Walter Alvarez ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il tempo dei dinosauri ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Estinzione e sopravvivenza ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geology and history of Sicily : twelfth annual field conference, Tripoli, 1970 ( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The idea of a community of scholars : essays honoring the centennial of the Faculty Club of the University of California at Berkeley, March 15, 2002 ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geology and history of Sicily by Petroleum Exploration Society of Libya ( Book )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le montagne di San Francesco : perché nel cuore dell'Italia si nascondono i segreti della terra by Walter Alvarez ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ba wang long de zui hou yi yan by Walter Alvarez ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chi uccise i dinosauri? : nelle rocce di Gubbio, la chiave del mistero : la Gola del Bottaccione scrigno del passato by Fernanda Faramelli ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dinozaury i krater śmierci by Walter Alvarez ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Alvarez, Walter
アルヴァレズ, ウォルター
Languages
English (49)
Italian (9)
Spanish (6)
French (4)
Polish (2)
Chinese (1)
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