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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Officer, Charles B.
Great dinosaur extinction controversy.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, c1996
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Charles B Officer; Jake Page
|Description:||xiii, 209 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1. The Day of the Meteorite --
2. Meteorites and Comets --
3. A Brief History of Dinosaurdom --
4. Paleonecrology --
5. Early Dissent --
6. Science and Politics --
7. Media Science --
8. Iridium and Shocked Quartz --
9. The Silly Season --
10. The Missing Crater --
11. What Did Happen --
Afterword: Pathological Science.
|Series Title:||Helix book.|
|Responsibility:||Charles Officer & Jake Page.|
Unfortunately for Alvarez, many in the scientific community did to support this theory, and in fact later research showed the impossibility of such an idea. The Great Dinosaur Extinction Controversy chronicles the fantastic story of how this hypothesis became so widespread, the way it became "common knowledge" - from the pages of Science to The New York Times to Parade Magazine, the controversy it caused, and the ample scientific research that proves the theory wrong. Officer and Page also present an attractive and carefully investigated alternative explanation for the mass extinctions that occurred at the end of the Cretaceous period. Through this account they show the ways that sound science should be performed and the findings transmitted.