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Walter Alvarez

Walter Alvarez a professor of geology at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the founding members of the International Big History Association. He was awarded the 2002 Penrose Medal, the top honor in geology, and is the author of The Mountains of St. Francis and the best-selling T. rex and the Crater of Doom.

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