The Resource Night comes to the Cretaceous : dinosaur extinction and the transformation of modern geology, James Lawrence Powell

Night comes to the Cretaceous : dinosaur extinction and the transformation of modern geology, James Lawrence Powell

Label
Night comes to the Cretaceous : dinosaur extinction and the transformation of modern geology
Title
Night comes to the Cretaceous
Title remainder
dinosaur extinction and the transformation of modern geology
Statement of responsibility
James Lawrence Powell
Title variation
Cretaceous
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What killed the dinosaurs? For many years, this question has been one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in science. Then in 1980, a radical theory was proposed: 65 million years ago, an asteroid or comet as big as Mt. Everest, traveling at 100,000 miles per hour, struck the earth, throwing up a dust cloud that darkened the sky, caused the temperature to plummet, and killed the dinosaurs and 70 percent of all other species." "Night Comes to the Cretaceous is the first comprehensive and objective account of how this fantastic theory changed the course of science. The author, Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History tells the dramatic story of how Nobel Prize-winning physicist Luis Alvarez and his son Walter stumbled onto evidence suggesting that a single random event caused the extinction of the dinosaurs - a claim many scientists found unbelievable. After years of bitter debate and intense research, an astonishing discovery was made - an immense impact crater buried deep in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico that was identified as Ground Zero. The unbelievable appeared to be true."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powell, James Lawrence
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE506
LC item number
.P735 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catastrophes (Geology)
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Dinosaurs
  • Catastrophes (Geology)
  • Dinosaurs
  • Extinction (Biology)
Label
Night comes to the Cretaceous : dinosaur extinction and the transformation of modern geology, James Lawrence Powell
Link
https://archive.org/details/nightcomestocret00powe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Volcanic Rival
  • To Catch a Crater
  • Did An Impact Cause the K-T Mass Extinction?
  • Clues from the Fossil Record
  • A Whimper or a Bang?
  • The Death of the Dinosaurs
  • The Transformation of Geology
  • Are All Mass Extinctions Caused by Collision?
  • Are Extinction and Cratering Periodic?
  • Geology's Golden Age
  • Prologue: The Greatest Mystery
  • Bolt from the Blue
  • The Alvarez Discovery
  • The Past as Key to the Present
  • Stones from the Sky
  • Was There a K-T Impact?
  • Theory on Trial
  • Counterattack
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780716731177
Lccn
98013192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38430444
  • (OCoLC)ocm38430444
Label
Night comes to the Cretaceous : dinosaur extinction and the transformation of modern geology, James Lawrence Powell
Link
https://archive.org/details/nightcomestocret00powe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Volcanic Rival
  • To Catch a Crater
  • Did An Impact Cause the K-T Mass Extinction?
  • Clues from the Fossil Record
  • A Whimper or a Bang?
  • The Death of the Dinosaurs
  • The Transformation of Geology
  • Are All Mass Extinctions Caused by Collision?
  • Are Extinction and Cratering Periodic?
  • Geology's Golden Age
  • Prologue: The Greatest Mystery
  • Bolt from the Blue
  • The Alvarez Discovery
  • The Past as Key to the Present
  • Stones from the Sky
  • Was There a K-T Impact?
  • Theory on Trial
  • Counterattack
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780716731177
Lccn
98013192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38430444
  • (OCoLC)ocm38430444

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