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The End of the Dinosaurs

by Charles Frankel
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 236 pages.

From the publisher: "The End of the Dinosaurs gives a detailed account of the great massive extinction that rocked the Earth 65 million years ago, and focuses on the discovery of the culprit: the Chicxulub impact crater in Mexico. It recounts the birth of the cosmic hypothesis, the controversy that preceded its acceptance, the search for the crater, it discovery and ongoing exploration, and the effect of the giant impact on biosphere. Other mass extinctions in the fossil record are reviewed, as is the threat of asteroids and comets to our planet today. The account of the impact and its aftermath is suitable for general readers."