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  • A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves
    Views : 465
    Pages : 256

    by: Walter Alvarez

    Publisher: pW. W. Norton & Company

    Book Description

    Count yourself lucky that you live on a planet with gravity—and silicon.

    Well-known in paleontological circles for his description of the Chicxulub impact crater, which he explored in the bestselling T. rex and the Crater of Doom (1997), Alvarez (Geology/Univ. of California; The Mountains of Saint Francis: Discovering the ... more

    Publish on

    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 039329269X

    ISBN-13: 9780393292695

    Language: English

  • The Mountains of Saint Francis: Discovering the Geologic Events That Shaped Our Earth (St. Francis)
    Views : 252
    Pages : 288

    by: Walter Alvarez

    Publisher: pW. W. Norton & Company

    Book Description

    The rocks of central Italy, read with as much care as if Dante had written them.

    Engaging popularizer Alvarez (Geology/Univ. of California, Berkeley; T. Rex and the Crater of Doom, 1997) effortlessly takes readers back into the “unthinkable wilderness of time” to chart the evolution of the Umbrian landscape. How did the valleys ... more

    Publish on

    2008-12-15

    ISBN-10: 039306185X

    ISBN-13: 9780393061857

    Language: English

  • T. rex and the Crater of Doom
    Views : 366
    Pages : 185

    by: Walter Alvarez

    Publisher: pPrinceton University Press

    Book Description

     An explanation of the end of the dinosaurs, by the Berkeley geologist who helped promulgate the theory. At first widely doubted, the idea is now gospel: Sixty-five million years ago, a comet or asteroid about the size of Mt. Everest slammed into the Yucat†n not far from present-day Canc£n, wiping out at least half of the species o ... more

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    1997-03-27

    ISBN-10: 0691016305

    ISBN-13: 9780691016306

    Language: English