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Publisher : Vintage Books
Hardcover : 185 pages
Condition : Good 
Item Weight :600g

Sách hiện có tại 205 Trần Huy Liệu, phường 8, Phú Nhuận.


"T. rex and the Crater of Doom" by Walter Alvarez is an intriguing scientific exploration of one of the most significant events in Earth's history—the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs around 66 million years ago. This book is a captivating mix of science, history, and detective work, detailing the groundbreaking research that led to the discovery of the cause behind the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) extinction event.

Walter Alvarez, a geologist and a key figure in the development of the asteroid impact hypothesis, takes readers on a journey through the scientific process, explaining how he and his colleagues uncovered evidence pointing to an asteroid impact as the culprit for the mass extinction. The book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and breakthroughs that occurred during the investigation, including the search for the Chicxulub crater in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, which was eventually identified as the impact site.

The genre of "T. rex and the Crater of Doom" is non-fiction, specifically within the realms of science, geology, paleontology, and history. Alvarez's writing is accessible and engaging, making complex scientific concepts easy to understand for readers from various backgrounds. The narrative is filled with drama, excitement, and a sense of discovery, highlighting the teamwork and perseverance required to solve a scientific mystery of this magnitude.

This book is a must-read for anyone interested in paleontology, geology, or the history of science. It demonstrates the power of interdisciplinary collaboration and the impact that a single discovery can have on our understanding of Earth's history. If you're curious about what caused the extinction of the dinosaurs and want to delve into the fascinating process of scientific inquiry, "T. rex and the Crater of Doom" is an excellent choice.



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