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Trilobites

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

Brought to you by the wonderful folks who published the magnetic Animals Without Backbones. Trilobites is similar: solid, accessible text on morphology, anatomy, habits, classification embellished by 229 exquisitely detailed halftones and 19 line drawings. We've revered Animals for nearly a half century as an introduction to the field for generations of budding zoologists. Levi- Setti (physics, U. of Chicago and director of the Fermi Institute) brings these animals of 600 to 250 million years ago to life. A great book for general and specialist collections.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-335) and index.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

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

References

Index to Genera

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226474519
Author:
Levi-Setti, Riccardo
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Pictorial works
Subject:
Fossils
Subject:
Trilobites
Subject:
Trilobites -- Pictorial works.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
7-11.
Publication Date:
19951101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
239 halftones, 19 line drawings
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Geology » Fossils

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