The End of the Dinosaurs: Chicxulub Crater and Mass Extinctions
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The End of the Dinosaurs: Chicxulub Crater and Mass Extinctions

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The discovery of the giant Chicxulub impact crater, buried off the coast of Mexico, unveiled the solution to one of Earth's greatest mysteries--what killed the dinosaurs. Scientists uncovered physical evidence to explain the mass extinction that rocked the Earth 65 million years ago. Step-by-step, The End of the Dinosaurs: Chicxulub Crater and Mass Extinctions tells this g...more
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published October 13th 1999 by Cambridge University Press
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I made a deal with an evangelical preacher I ended up sitting next to on a transatlantic flight. We had a perfectly friendly and civilized discussion about creationism. I told him that I was sure God wanted us to believe in the Big Bang, it was so much more beautiful than Genesis 1. It was my best shot, but of course he wasn't convinced. Anyway, we agreed that each of us would recommend a book to the other one, and we'd both read them.

His recommendation to me was Josh McDowell's Evidence That De...more
May 30, 2010 John rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Very good science writing - reasonably accessible to a broad audience. It focused in on the Chixalub impact partucluarly but more broadly dealt with the notion that there is fair evidence that other mass-extinctions are possibly linked to impact events. While I found it very interesting and informative, I had occasional problems with some of the references to CO2 based global warming assumptions but the rest of this read was good enough that such minor points were easily overlooked - the author...more
a very early reader for dinosaurs
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