The great extinction, the solution to one of the great mysteries of science: the disappearance of the dinosaurs
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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Clues from the Clays
3 Gradual or Sudden?
F The Barrel of Fire
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