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.
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Riccardo Levi-Setti, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Chicago, has served as director of the Enrico Fermi Institute and as an honorary research associate at the Field Museum, Chicago. Although he is trained as a physicist, trilobites have long been his passion. He lives in Chicago.Review:
“The collective force of these photographs just can’t be put into words.” (David Quammen Outside)
“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.” (Natural History)
“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.” (Philip Morrison Scientific American)
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Book Description University Of Chicago Press, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110226474518