"T. rex" and the Crater of Doom (Princeton Science Library)
Publish date: June 25th 2013
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Pages no: 202
Edition language: English
The story of research on the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction through the 1980s is complicated, because so many people played a part and so many scientific disciplines and kinds of evidence were involved. Anyone preparing to recount the events has to choose a way of organizing the material and decidin...
Walter Alvarez and his dad came up with the theory and then worked to find the evidence of the impact theory for the K-T mass exinction This book provides a step-by-step through that mystery - from dating fossils and layers, to the excess of iridium, to the discovery and confirmation of the Chicxulu...
I feel like I didn't do this book justice. Have I forgotten how to read nonfiction, how to take my time instead of whizzing through and getting the big picture?I know I got impatient and missed a few details. But once the book shifted from background information (a little plodding, a little daunting...
Audiobook on 4 cd'sNo-one becomes bored by the Yucatan catastrophe do they, and this is a good rendition that is narrated well.
Walter is such a great storyteller. He does an incredible job of making a complex scientific discovery very accessible to the general public, yet never talks down to the audience. A fine job of combining scientific detail with an interesting story.
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