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T. Rex and the Crater of Doom


65 million years ago, a comet or asteroid no larger than Mount Everest fell from outer space and hit the Earth's surface. The environmental disasters ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000

A great story of the dinosaur Armageddon

by Azzie on May 29, 2009

Walter Alvarez recounts how he and his team of scientists and researchers, including his wife and father, tracked down evidence to prove that 65 million years ago, the age of the dinosaurs ended with an impact on earth that brought on a weather change so dramatic, it killed almost everything along the food chain. Alvarez claims to have written the book for the average reader, and I consider myself an above average reader. But the book is rather dense for such a small book - only seven chapters - especially when he gets into the science of geology and how to date rocks and sediment beds. I must admit, my eyes started glazing as I tried to process the math and process behind the various forms of dating rocks. Otherwise, Alvarez tells a great story of how he and his team arrived to the impact theory, the evidence that amounted that proved his team right, the discovery of the impact area, and the proof that such an impact could dramatically alter the environment enough to kill when meteorites strike Jupiter in a reenactment of what happened on earth 65 million years ago. It is a great read for anyone who has an interst in dinosaurs, geology or the end of the world. After all, if it could happen to the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, it could happen to us now.

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