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The Extinction Debate References

The Cosmic-Impact Hypothesis

Dalton, Rex. 2007. “Blast in the past?” Nature 447: 256-257.

Kerr, Richard. 2007. “Mammoth-killer impact gets mixed reception from Earth scientists.” Science 316: 1264-1265.

Firestone, R.B., et al. 2007. “Evidence for an extraterrestrial impact 12,900 years ago that contributed to the megafaunal extinctions and the Younger Dryas cooling.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 104: 16016-16021.

Kerr, Richard. 2008. “Experts find no evidence for a mammoth-killer impact.” Science 319: 1331-1332.

Pinter, Nicholas, and Scott E. Ishman. 2008. “Impacts, mega-tsunami, and other extraordinary claims.” GSA Today 18(1): 37-38.

Firestone, Richard B., and Allen West. 2008. “Comment: Impacts, mega-tsunami, and other extraordinary claims.” GSA Today 18(6): e13.

Bunch, Ted P., James Kennett, and Douglas K. Kennett. 2008. “Comment: Impacts, mega-tsunami, and other extraordinary claims.” GSA Today 18(6): 11.

Kennett, D.J., et al. 2009. “Nanodiamonds in the Younger Dryas boundary sediment layer.” Science 323: 94.

Kerr, Richard. 2009. “Did the mammoth slayer leave a diamond calling card?” Science 323: 26.

Kurbatov, A.V., Mayewski, P.A., et al. ”Nanodiamonds discovered in the Greenland ice sheet within the Younger Dryas boundary layer.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. Forthcoming.

The Megafauna Extinction Debate

Haynes, Gary. 2008. “Introduction to the volume.” American Megafaunal Extinctions at the End of the Pleistocene. Springer. 1-20.

Grayson, Donald K. 2007. “Deciphering North American Pleistocene extinctions.” Journal of Anthropological Research 63: 185-213.

Grayson, Donald K. 2003. “A Requiem for North American overkill.” Journal of Archaeological Science 30: 585-593.

Fiedel, Stuart and Gary Haynes. 2004. “A premature burial: comments on Grayson and Meltzer’s ‘Requiem for overkill.’” Journal of Archaeological Science 31: 121-131.

Grayson, Donald K. and David J. Meltzer. 2004. “North American overkill continued?” Journal of Archaeological Science 31:133-136.

Barnosky, Anthony D. 2008. “Megafauna biomass tradeoff as a driver of Quaternary and future extinctions.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 105(Supplement 1): 11543-11548.

Barnosky, Anthony D. 2009. Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming. Island Press.

Martin, Paul S. 2007. Twilight of the Mammoths: Ice Age Extinctions and the Rewilding of America. University of California Press.

Haynes, Gary, ed. 2009. American Megafaunal Extinctions at the End of the Pleistocene. Springer.

Haynes, Gary. 2002. The Early Settlement of North America: The Clovis Era. Cambridge University Press.

The Younger Dryas Mystery: What Caused the Climate to Flip?

Flückiger, Jacqueline. 2008. “Did you say ‘fast’?” Science 321: 650-651.

Broecker, W.S. 1999. "What if the conveyor were to shut down? Reflections on a possible outcome of the great global experiment." GSA Today 9(1): 1-7.

Calvin, William H. 1998. “The great climate flip-flop.” The Atlantic Monthly 281(1): 47-64.

Broecker, Wallace S. 2006. “Was the Younger Dryas triggered by a flood?” Science 312: 1146-1148.

Haynes, C. Vance, Jr. 2008. “Younger Dryas ‘black mats’ and the Rancholabrean termination in North America.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 105(18): 6520-6525.

Mayewski, Paul A., and Frank White. 2002. The Ice Chronicles: The Quest to Understand Global Climate Change. University of New Hampshire Press.

Alley, Richard B. 2002. The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future. Princeton University Press.

Archer, David. 2009. The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate. Princeton University Press.

Bowen, Mark. 2005. Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World’s Highest Mountains. Henry Holt and Co.


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