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T. rex and the Crater of Doom
Walter Alvarez
With a new Foreword by Carl Zimmer

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS:

"This personal account of the search for a geological Excalibur makes fascinating reading. . . . [It] reads like Arthurian legend, full of temptations which lead the hero astray and distract him and his followers from the true path."--Douglas Palmer, New Scientist

"Alvarez's book recounts this scientific detective story in an authoritative yet consistently engaging manner. Once considered absurd, the idea that extraterrestrial factors were involved in some of the great crises in the history of life has become widely accepted."--Hans-Dieter Sues, Toronto Globe and Mail

"A nicely told and well-written tale of scientific discovery."--Library Journal

"Appealing and accessible, an excellent introduction to the subject."--Kirkus Review

"Reading Alvarez's book is a bit like reading a letter from an old friend you haven't seen for 30 years. . . . Serious passages are offset by cheeky commentary and humble asides that keep the book from becoming overly solemn or preachy."--Rachel Berstein, Berkeley Science Review

"If you love mysteries and enjoy science, this is a wonderful book to read."--Wildlife Activist

ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENTS:

"This is the story of one of the greatest adventures of twentieth-century science, told by the central figure. Walter Alvarez relates the still-evolving story with insight, clarity, and warmth. It is a great read for both scientist and layperson."--Richard Muller, author of Nemesis: The Death Star

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