The End of the Dinosaurs: Chicxulub Crater and Mass Extinctions, Charles Frankel, 1999, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 223 p. (Hardcover, $24.95) ISBN: 0-521-47447-7.

“The End of the Dinosaurs” is a history of the study of the K/T impact, but it is not a book about the dinosarus. Several other books have been written on this subject recently, but Frankel provides a unique history from a European perspective. Many contributions from European scientists that are not covered in the other books are recounted here. Illustrations (other than dinosaurs) are abundant and well chosen.

The greatest strength of the book is a...

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