The Trilobite Book: A Visual Journey by Riccardo Levi-Setti

By Riccardo Levi-Setti

Distant family 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 top 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 via technological know-how. some of the most arresting animals of our pre-dinosaur international, trilobites also are favorites one of the fossil creditors of at the present time, 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 historic 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 tremendous publication reanimates those “butterflies of the seas” in 235 impressive full-color images. All unique, Levi-Setti’s photographs function the jumping-off element for stories of his international quests looking for those hugely sought-after fossils; for discussions in their mineralogical origins, as printed by means of their colour; and for unraveling the position of the now-extinct trilobites in our planetary history.

Sure to enthrall paleontologists with its medical insights and novice lovers with its attractive and informative photos, The Trilobite Book combines the easiest of technological know-how, expertise, aesthetics, and private experience. it is going to encourage new creditors for eras to come.

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