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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (9 Nov 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226474526
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226474526
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 3 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 976,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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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Among the remains of early life on earth, the fossil record we find buried in ancient sedimentary rocks bears evidence of an extraordinary group of marine creature, the trilobites. Read the first page
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 July 1999
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"Trilobites" is a nearly-magical tribute to a group of fascinating creatures from far into the past. The photographs are truly spectacular (though sadly incomplete) representations of these archetypal ancestors. For me (computer scientist), this was a wonderful in-depth introduction to a narrow slice of the obviously fascinating science of paleontology. Highly recommended ... though you need to take the time to read it carefully. LEARN the anatomy; LEARN the geological time scale; sit and stare and dream at the photographs. Get to know some trilobites!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 July 1998
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WIth exquisite detail and depth, Ricccardo Levi Setti has written a comprehensive book on these ancient creatures. Setti is professor of physics and director of the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
A wonderful book ... 30 July 1999
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Format: Paperback
"Trilobites" is a nearly-magical tribute to a group of fascinating creatures from far into the past. The photographs are truly spectacular (though sadly incomplete) representations of these archetypal ancestors. For me (computer scientist), this was a wonderful in-depth introduction to a narrow slice of the obviously fascinating science of paleontology. Highly recommended ... though you need to take the time to read it carefully. LEARN the anatomy; LEARN the geological time scale; sit and stare and dream at the photographs. Get to know some trilobites!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A Super Collection of Great Specimens 30 Sep 2004
By Scott Pierson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Having seen many of the specimens featured in this book first hand, I would say that great care was taken in accurately capturing these specimens for print.

The details of the book are a great reference source - I am particularly lucky to have an autographed (by one of the principal specimen sources) hard-bound copy of the second edition from 1993 - this book was just recently returned to me after 8 years.

It is a great book to just sit and look at or glean for it's vital information.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Good Book 28 Jan 2000
By earthboy76 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I thought this was a very helpful book for identification of Trilobites. Has many pictures of strange, unusual, and rare Trilobites. This book also does a good job of explaining the different parts of these creatures. Gives nice close-up photos. I would recommend this book to any Trilobite fan.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The first triloibte book to buy! 13 July 1998
By Ken LeBlanc - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
WIth exquisite detail and depth, Ricccardo Levi Setti has written a comprehensive book on these ancient creatures. Setti is professor of physics and director of the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Deserves the full 5 stars +++++ 6 July 2001
By Daniel Phelps - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As the title indicates, this is mainly a photographic atlas. However, it is an excellent introduction to trilobites for anyone interested in paleontology, no matter what their educational level.
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