• Riccardo Levi-Setti


  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 2 Sub edition (October 15, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226474518
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226474519
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 8.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds


Book Description

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. 



Cool, July 10, 2000

This review is from: Trilobites (Paperback)

Trilobites are my favorite fossil but I never knew much about the animal. I chanced across this book and loved it! It is a great introduction to trilobites, but it’s not light reading. I’d recommend this to anyone who is interested in or might be interested in trilobites.  

Classic welcome to trilobite diversity, January 15, 2000

This review is from: Trilobites (Paperback)

Levi-Setti’s book was my first eye-opening entry into the incredible richness of ancient life forms that trilobites represent. There are some species in this book that belong in the best works that science-fiction can offer, and for the budding paleontologist there is a taste of the science and the art that combine to make that particular discipline so enticing to the public. My copy is so well used I’ll have to get another some day soon! Levi-Setti’s book is a true classic that anyone interested in ancient life forms will enjoy.