A Beautiful Notion: That Caterpillars Killed Off The Dinosaurs

July 1, 2013 6:00 PM

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A Beautiful Notion: That Caterpillars Killed Off The Dinosaurs

For the last hundred years, scientists have been wondering why the dinosaurs disappeared so quickly. Was there one reason, or several?

Volcanologists pointed to volcanoes. Climatologists suggested global warning, or possibly, global cooling. Ocean experts thought the oceans receded. Some biologists blamed egg snatching mammals. Some botanists suggested toxic plants. In his new book on everything dinosaurish, My Beloved Brontosaurus...

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