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By Riccardo Levi-Setti

ISBN-10: 022612441X

ISBN-13: 9780226124414

Distant relations of contemporary lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and spiders, trilobites swam the planet’s prehistoric seas for three hundred million years, from the reduce Cambrian to the tip of the Permian eras—and they did so very capably. Trilobite fossils were unearthed on each continent, with greater than 20,000 species pointed out through technological know-how. probably the most arresting animals of our pre-dinosaur global, trilobites also are favorites one of the fossil creditors of this present day, their crystalline eyes frequently the catalyst for a life of paleontological devotion. and there's no collector extra devoted—or extra venerated—than Riccardo Levi-Setti. With The Trilobite Book, a far expected follow-up to his vintage Trilobites, Levi-Setti brings us a wonderful and revealing consultant to those surreal arthropods of historical Earth.

Featuring specimens from Bohemia to Newfoundland, California to the Tucson Gem and Mineral express, and Wales to the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Levi-Setti’s excellent ebook reanimates those “butterflies of the seas” in 235 amazing full-color images. All unique, Levi-Setti’s photographs function the jumping-off element for stories of his worldwide quests looking for those hugely sought-after fossils; for discussions in their mineralogical origins, as printed via their colour; and for unraveling the position of the now-extinct trilobites in our planetary history.

Sure to enthrall paleontologists with its clinical insights and beginner lovers with its appealing and informative photographs, The Trilobite Book combines the easiest of technology, know-how, aesthetics, and private event. it's going to motivate new creditors for eras to come.

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