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Night comes to the Cretaceous : dinosaur extinction and the transformation of modern geology / James Lawrence Powell.

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T0387504

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74VMyqpopgJd

Night comes to the Cretaceous : dinosaur extinction and the transformation of modern geology / James Lawrence Powell.

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Night comes to the Cretaceous : dinosaur extinction and the transformation of modern geology / James Lawrence Powell.

Full title

Night comes to the Cretaceous : dinosaur extinction and the transformation of modern geology / James Lawrence Powell.

Publisher

New York : W.H. Freeman, c1998.

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T0387504

Record Identifier

74VMyqpopgJd

Language

English

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Contents

xvi, 250 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm. Prologue: The Greatest Mystery -- Pt. I. Bolt from the Blue. Ch. 1. The Alvarez Discovery. Ch. 2. The Past as Key to the Present. Ch. 3. Stones from the Sky -- Pt. II. Was There a K-T Impact? Ch. 4. Theory on Trial. Ch. 5. Counterattack. Ch. 6. The Volcanic Rival. Ch...

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Publisher

New York : W.H. Freeman, c1998.

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Summary

Night Comes to the Cretaceous is the first comprehensive and objective account of how this fantastic theory changed the course of science. The author, Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History tells the dramatic story of how Nobel Prize-winning physicist Luis Alvarez and his son Walter stumbled onto evidence suggesting that a single random event caused the extinction of the dinosaurs - a claim many scientists found unbelievable. After years of bitter debate and intense research, an astonishing discovery was made - an immense impact crater buried deep in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mex...

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Night comes to the Cretaceous : dinosaur extinction and the transformation of modern geology / James Lawrence Powell.

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Cretaceous.

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NOTES

General note

Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-244) and index.

Transferred from N576.84/3.

Date Published

c1998.

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Date Copyright

c1998.

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T0387504

Record Identifier

74VMyqpopgJd

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ISBN

0716731177

9780716731177

DDC

576.84

MMS ID

991001975089702626

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