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The end of the dinosaurs : Chicxulub crater and mass extinctions

Author: Charles Frankel
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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Scientists uncover physical evidence in a comprehensive look at how the Chicxulub Crater may have been ground zero for an asteroid that put an end to great creatures that once roamed the Earth. The discovery of the giant Chicxulub impact crater, buried off the coast of Mexico, unveiled the solution to one of Earth's greatest mysteries-what killed the dinosaurs. Scientists uncovered physical evidence to explain the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Frankel
ISBN: 0521474477 9780521474474
OCLC Number: 40298401
Description: xii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The great mass extinctions --
The impact hypothesis --
The controversy --
In search of the crater --
The discovery of Chicxulub crater --
Scenario of a catastrophe --
Impacts and other extinctions --
The impact hazard.
Other Titles: Mort des dinosaures.
Chicxulub crater and mass extinctions
Responsibility: Charles Frankel.
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