Riccardo Levi-Setti

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Riccardo Levi-Setti

2d edition
352 pages | 239 halftones, 19 line drawings | 8-1/2 x 9-1/4 | © 1975, 1993
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780226474526 Published November 1995
Long before dinosaurs roamed the earth, there were trilobites—one of the most striking animals to populate prehistoric seas and whose fossils are favorites among collectors today. From the giant trilobites of Newfoundland to fascinating new specimens from Morocco, Levi-Setti's magnificent book brings these "butterflies of the sea" to life for everyone curious about our remote past

This second edition features coverage of a greater variety of trilobites, an improved photographic atlas reorganized to present their evolutionary progression, and over 200 photographs.
David Quammen | Outside
“The collective force of these photographs just can’t be put into words.”
Natural History
“Now at last we have a book that reveals in exquisite detail and admirable depth the nature of the most fascinating of ancient life: the trilobites. . . . This extraordinary group of primitive arthropods deserves wider appreciation, and I can think of no better way to find out more about them than to purchase of copy of this book, open it up, and just drink in page after page of pure trilobites.”
Philip Morrison | Scientific American
“Irresistible. [Levi-Setti] has given his collecting self a most precious gift. . . . A reader shares that gift, and many another, like the transient match between the giant trilobites of Newfoundland and those of the Anti-Atlas Mountains overseas, a pulse of evolutionary change while continents recede.”
1. Butterflies of the Seas
2. The Arthropoda
3. The Trilobita
3.1 Introduction to the Trilobite Morphology
3.2 Appendages and Internal Anatomy
3.3 The Eyes of Trilobites
3.4 Enrollment
3.5 Life Habits
3.6 Trilobite Classification
Appendix A: A Case History: The Giant Trilobites of Newfoundland
Appendix B: Photographic Techniques and Specimen Preparation
4. Atlas of Trilobite Photographs
4.1 Cambrian Families
4.2 Ordovician Families
4.3 Silurian Families
4.4 Devonian Families
4.5 Mississippian Families
4.6 Pennsylvanian Families
4.7 Permian Families
Index to Genera
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