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Walter Alvarez

Walter Alvarez is a professor of geology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of the best-selling T. Rex and the Crater of Doom. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and a past recipient of the Penrose Medal, the highest award given by the Geological Society of America. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Books by Walter Alvarez

  1. Book CoverA Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves


    Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us.More

  2. Book CoverThe Mountains of Saint Francis: Discovering the Geologic Events That Shaped Our Earth


    The major new work by the best-selling author of T. Rex and the Crater of Doom--a fascinating history.More