Walter Alvarez, a geologist at the University of California at Berkeley, and one of the four scientists who present this theory on the mystery, tells the story in a clear narrative that contains a wealth of scientific material. The book does require an investment of attention, but the presentation is quite readable, and the story itself is fascinating. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
A must have in your collection for those interested in evolution. Charming, witty and well written for a 'science textbook'.Published 4 days ago by Feisal Osman
It moves a bit slowly in the middle, but overall is an interesting and eye opening story into the scientific process. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Sathwik Booreddy
This was a really fascinating look into geology and the process of scientific discovery. It was a good story and I definitely learned a lot.Published 21 days ago by J. Carruthers
Well written and interesting. Alvarez writes to a non-specialist audience well, explaining the specialize language of geologists (and paleontologists, etc) as he goes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chris S.
Interesting book, giving insight into the mainstream belief system of geologists. Unfortunately, ever time I reached 58% of the way into the book, I would be put back to the 32%... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jimbo
Author Walter Alvarez wrote in the Preface to this 1997 book, "This book is the story of how Earth historians uncovered the evidence for one great catastrophe in the Earth's... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Steven H. Propp
I thought the book was well-written, even fascinating, to the extent that I could understand it.
I suspect that the problems of comprehension that I had with the work was... Read more
Written by experts and the men who did the work, a wonderful history of the unraveling of the long-standing mystery of the great dinosaur extinction event of 65 million years ago. Read morePublished 3 months ago by John A. Gowan