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Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution

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Distant relatives of modern lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and spiders, trilobites swam the planetand#8217;s prehistoric seas for 300 million years, from the Lower Cambrian to the end of the Permian erasand#151;and they did so very capably. Trilobite fossils have been unearthed on every continent, with more than 20,000 species identified by science. One of the most arresting animals of our pre-dinosaur world, trilobites are also favorites among the fossil collectors of today, their crystalline eyes often the catalyst for a lifetime of paleontological devotion. And there is no collector more devotedand#151;or more veneratedand#151;than Riccardo Levi-Setti. With The Trilobite Book, a much anticipated follow-up to his classic Trilobites, Levi-Setti brings us a glorious and revealing guide to these surreal arthropods of ancient Earth.

Featuring specimens from Bohemia to Newfoundland, California to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, and Wales to the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Levi-Settiand#8217;s magnificent book reanimates these and#147;butterflies of the seasand#8221; in 235 astonishing full-color photographs. All original, Levi-Settiand#8217;s images serve as the jumping-off point for tales of his global quests in search of these highly sought-after fossils; for discussions of their mineralogical origins, as revealed by their color; and for unraveling the role of the now-extinct trilobites in our planetary history.

Sure to enthrall paleontologists with its scientific insights and amateur enthusiasts with its beautiful and informative images, The Trilobite Book combines the best of science, technology, aesthetics, and personal adventure. It will inspire new collectors for eras to come.

Synopsis:

Trilobites have been known to instill lifelong habits of fossil collecting, and are generally considered a favorite fossil.and#160;These distant relatives of modern lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and spiders roamed the planet for 300 million years, from the Lower Cambrian to the end of the Permian.and#160;And they did so very welland#151;trilobite fossils have been found on every continent on earth, and include over 20,000 species.
Trilobite collecting has also had a long lifespan, with evidence of the first dating 50,000 years to burial remains.and#160;But few have collected as passionately as Riccardo Levi Setti, whoand#160;has species named after him, and who for decades has been the guide and master of this amazing domain.

This new work combines the best of science and fossils with that of technology, bringing Trilobites to life in full color.and#160;The stunning photos, all original, are accompanied by a text that shares Levi-Settiand#8217;s global quests to find the most sought after fossils in the world.and#160;It has taken him from Morocco, to Tucson, and these stories help crystallized as well the story of trilobites and their role in planetary history.

Synopsis:

Richard Fortey lives in London.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Richard Fortey lives in London.

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Introduction: Why Color?

2.1 Bohemia

2.2 Morocco

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Cambrian
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Ordovician
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Devonian

2.3 Western North America

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Cambrian

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Ordovician
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Silurian
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Devonian

2.4 Eastern Newfoundland

2.5 Great Britain

2.6 Russia

2.7 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Reputable Originals of Moroccan Trilobite Assemblies and Single Specimens

Moroccan Trilobite Reproductions (Fakes)
Trilobites from Other Reputable Worldwide Sources

3 The Eyes of Trilobites

and#160;
Acknowledgments
References
Index to Genera

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375706219
Author:
Fortey, Richard
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Richard Fortey
Author:
Levi-Setti, Riccardo
Location:
New York
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Fossils
Subject:
Trilobites
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences/Evolution
Subject:
Nature - Fossils
Subject:
Science-Paleontology
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Subject:
Geology-Paleontology
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
science;evolution;paleontology;biology;natural history;trilobites;non-fiction;fossils;geology;nature;zoology;history;popular science;arthropods
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
419
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
235 color plates
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 1.1 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Trilobites have been known to instill lifelong habits of fossil collecting, and are generally considered a favorite fossil.and#160;These distant relatives of modern lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and spiders roamed the planet for 300 million years, from the Lower Cambrian to the end of the Permian.and#160;And they did so very welland#151;trilobite fossils have been found on every continent on earth, and include over 20,000 species.
Trilobite collecting has also had a long lifespan, with evidence of the first dating 50,000 years to burial remains.and#160;But few have collected as passionately as Riccardo Levi Setti, whoand#160;has species named after him, and who for decades has been the guide and master of this amazing domain.

This new work combines the best of science and fossils with that of technology, bringing Trilobites to life in full color.and#160;The stunning photos, all original, are accompanied by a text that shares Levi-Settiand#8217;s global quests to find the most sought after fossils in the world.and#160;It has taken him from Morocco, to Tucson, and these stories help crystallized as well the story of trilobites and their role in planetary history.

"Synopsis" by , Richard Fortey lives in London.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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