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T. rex and the crater of doom

Author: Walter Alvarez
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
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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,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Alvarez
ISBN: 0691016305 9780691016306
OCLC Number: 36104195
Awards: Runner-up for New York Times Notable Book 1997
Description: xii, 185 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm
Contents: Armageddon --
Ex libro lapidum historia mundi --
Gradualist versus catastrophist --
Iridium --
The search for the impact site --
The crater of doom --
The world after Chicxulub.
Other Titles: Tyrannosaurus rex and the crater of doom
Responsibility: Walter Alvarez.
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Presents the story of the scientific detective work that went into solving the mystery. This is a saga of high adventure in remote parts of the world, of patient data collection, of lonely  Read more...

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