T rex and the crater of doom is a nonfiction book by professor walter alvarez that was published by princeton university press in 1997 the book discusses the research and evidence that led to the creation of the alvarez hypothesis . 50 out of 5 stars t rex and the crater of doom this is a well told story of one of the most significant discoveries of the 20th century definitive proof that a comet was responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs. T rex and the crater of doom by walter alvarez princeton university press read the review it was an inert crater scarred rock dark and sinister invisible until the last moment before it struck if a comet it was a ball of dirty ice spewing out gases boiled off by the heat of the sun and it announced impending doom with a shimmering . A popular account of the theory that the dinosaurs perished after a large asteroid or comet hit the yucatan peninsula sixty five million years ago. In t rex and the crater of doom the story of the detective work that went into solving the mystery is told by geologist walter alvarez one of the four berkeley scientists who discovered the first evidence of the giant impact
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