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Re: _Night Comes to the Cretaceous_
The amusing things is that last night I saw Alverez's book THE T REX AND
THE GIANT CRATER on Barnes and Noble's new releases table.............
> I just started reading my copy of the book. It's not as bad as all that,
> really, and rather entertaining. Way back when Alvarez et al first published
> their paper, I realized they had hit on the coup de grace: whatever dinos were
> left at the end of the Cretaceous were almost certainly wiped out by that
> asteroid impact. But when I started discussing the possibility with certain
> dinosaur paleontologists, they plain refused to consider it (notable
> exception, of course: Dale Russell). "Science fiction," I recall one saying to
> me. So when the author of _Night_ does some paleo head-bashing, I sympathize.