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The Mass-Extinction Debates: How Science Works in a Crisis

Edited By: W Glen

Stanford University Press

Paperback | Jun 1994 | #32275 | ISBN: 0804722862
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Hardback | Jun 1994 | #32276 | ISBN: 0804722854
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This book examines the arguments and behaviour of the scientists who have been locked in conflict for a decade over two competing hypotheses for the cause of mass extinction, some 65 million years ago, of most of life on earth, including the dinosaurs. These papers - by historians, sociologists, philosophers and participating scientists - provide an opportunity to observe first hand the workings of science that in quieter times are hidden from view.


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