'[D]eft and readable... Rex and the Crater of Doom gets the facts across in a lighthearted, almost playful manner. But it's also solid science, a clear and.
Author by: Walter Alvarez Language: en Publisher by: Princeton University Press Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 17 Total Download: 187 File Size: 52,5 Mb Description: Sixty-five million years ago, a comet or asteroid larger than Mount Everest slammed into the Earth, inducing an explosion equivalent to the detonation of a hundred million hydrogen bombs. Vaporized detritus blasted through the atmosphere upon impact, falling back to Earth around the globe. Disastrous environmental consequences ensued: a giant tsunami, continent-scale wildfires, darkness, and cold, followed by sweltering greenhouse heat. When conditions returned to normal, half the plant and animal genera on Earth had perished. This horrific chain of events is now widely accepted as the solution to a great scientific mystery: what caused the extinction of the dinosaurs?
Walter Alvarez, one of the Berkeley scientists who discovered evidence of the impact, tells the story behind the development of the initially controversial theory. It is a saga of high adventure in remote locations, of arduous data collection and intellectual struggle, of long periods of frustration ended by sudden breakthroughs, of friendships made and lost, and of the exhilaration of discovery that forever altered our understanding of Earth's geological history. Author by: Walter Alvarez Language: en Publisher by: W. Norton & Company Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 48 Total Download: 831 File Size: 46,9 Mb Description: The major new work by the best-selling author of T. Rex and the Crater of Doom--a fascinating history.
Rex and the Crater of Doom has 1,014 ratings and 129 reviews. Greg said: I love the cover to this book. I didn't love the material inside the book nea. Get this from a library! Rex and the crater of doom. [Walter Alvarez] -- Sixty-five million years ago, a comet or asteroid larger than Mt. Everest slammed into the. Rex' and the Crater of Doom ebook. This acclaimed book by Walter Alvarez is available at eBookMall.com in several formats for your eReader.
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 distant past. We encounter the volcanoes that formed the Seven Hills of Rome; the majestic limestone Apennine mountains that started to develop millions of years ago under water; the evidence that the Mediterranean Sea completely evaporated to a sunken desert, perhaps several times; and the proof that continental plates once overran one another to form 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. Kermis Simulaties 2d Enemy there. Author by: Walter Alvarez Language: en Publisher by: W. Norton & Company Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 71 Total Download: 345 File Size: 50,7 Mb Description: Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us.
One in a million doesn’t even come close. Not when we’re talking about the odds that you would happen to be alive today, on this particular planet, hurtling through space.