The great extinction, the solution to one of the great mysteries of science: the disappearance of the dinosaurs

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Doubleday, 1983 - Nature - 182 pages
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Argues that the extinction of the dinosaurs was caused by a collision between the earth and a meteorite that resulted in atmospheric pollution and hazardous chemical conditions that destroyed larger animals.

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Contents

Clues from the Clays
12
3 Gradual or Sudden?
27
F The Barrel of Fire
63
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

Michael Allaby is author of "A Change in the Weather, A Chronology of Weather, "and four volumes of the "Biomes of the Weather series. "Robert Coenraads, a leading gemologist, geologist, and geophysicist, is a lecturer at the Gemmological Association of Australia. Stephen Hutchinson is Senior Research Fellow at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom. Karen McGhee, a science writer and journalist, is a consulting author of the best-selling "Encyclopedia of Animals "(UC Press). John O'Byrne is Senior Lecturer and Director of Academic Programs at the University of Sydney School of Physics. Ken Rubin is Professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawaii and at the Hawaii Center for Volcanology.

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