Walter Álvarez


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in Berkeley, California, The United States
October 03, 1940

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Walter Álvarez is a professor of geology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of the best-selling T. Rex and the Crater of Doom. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and a past recipient of the Penrose Medal, the highest award given by the Geological Society of America. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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T. Rex and the Crater of Doom

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“Rocks are the key to Earth history, because solids remember but liquids and gases forget.”
Walter Alvarez, "T. rex" and the Crater of Doom

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