TRILOBITES. 2nd edition, édition en anglais

Author: Riccardo Levi-Setti

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226474526

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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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.

Trilobites and Other Early Arthropods

Papers in Honour of Professor H.B. Whittington

Author: Harry Blackmore Whittington,Derek E. G. Briggs

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 276

View: 3958


Eyewitness to Evolution

Author: Richard Fortey

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307434672

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 4260

With Trilobite, Richard Fortey, paleontologist and author of the acclaimed Life, offers a marvelously written, smart and compelling, accessible and witty scientific narrative of the most ubiquitous of fossil creatures. Trilobites were shelled animals that lived in the oceans over five hundred million years ago. As bewilderingly diverse then as the beetle is today, they survived in the arctic or the tropics, were spiky or smooth, were large as lobsters or small as fleas. And because they flourished for three hundred million years, they can be used to glimpse a less evolved world of ancient continents and vanished oceans. Erudite and entertaining, this book is a uniquely exuberant homage to a fabulously singular species. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Trilobites of New York

An Illustrated Guide

Author: Thomas Edward Whiteley,Gerald J. Kloc,Carlton Elliot Brett

Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc


Category: Nature

Page: 203

View: 4278

"Trilobites are the most lifelike of fossils—many well-preserved specimens belie their great antiquity and seem almost ready to arch their bodies, peer about with their compound eyes, and crawl forward as if to complete a journey that was interrupted hundreds of millions of years ago."—from the Foreword"New York State is and has long been a magnet for trilobite hunters. . . . New York's trilobites were among the first illustrated fossils in North America. . . . Many outstanding localities in New York State, from the majestic Ordovician limestone bluffs of Trenton Falls, to the Silurian beds in the great gorge of Niagara River, to the Devonian shale cliffs of Lake Erie, continue to yield abundant and spectacular trilobite fossils. New York strata have also yielded more trilobites with preserved appendages and other "soft parts" than almost any other region of the world. . . . Spectacular, ornate trilobites from New York ranging from a few millimeters to nearly a half meter in length, are featured in museums all over the world."—from the PrefaceThis superbly illustrated book reviews the trilobite fossils found throughout New York State, including their biology, methods of taphonomy (preservation of specimens), and the broader Paleozoic geology of the state. A general chapter on the geology of New York State places the importance of these now-extinct invertebrate marine animals into context. Sixty-seven line drawings and 175 black-and-white photographs illustrate individual species, many represented here by type specimens, and display the eerie beauty that has made New York State trilobites favorites of collectors the world over.

Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane

Author: Alfred Wegener

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3867416397


Page: 144

View: 7109

Professor Alfred Wegener war Vorstand der Deutschen Seewarte und Dozent für Geophysik an der Hamburgischen Universität. Sein hier wieder aufgelegtes Werk über die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane war bahnbrechend für die Forschung auf diesem Gebiet und ist bis heute unbedingt lesenswert.


Author: Harry Blackmore Whittington

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Incorporated

ISBN: 9780851153117

Category: Science

Page: 145

View: 8850

Trilobites lived for over 300 million years in the seas of the world, and the remains of their hard parts have long attracted collectors. This new, definitive study - plates and text in equal measure - focuses on kinds of trilobites from rocks of all the Palaeozoic periods in a series of more than 120 first-class photographs, with complementary text. These include rare specimens which have preserved soft parts such as antennae and limbs; from these the anatomy may be reconstructed, and one may speculate on the way trilobites behaved. The calcified trilobite shell was outside the body, hence had to be cast at intervals as the animal grew. Specimens from these intervals show how the trilobite changed in form as it grew from a tiny early stage to a length of several centimetres. The great succession of kinds of trilobites evolved in a world of changing geography and climate. How trilobites were preserved, the kinds of rocks in which they occur, and traces of their activity, are described in order to infer where they lived in ancient seas and their manner of life. Some kinds were world-wide in distribution, others limited to seas of differing depth or temperature. This record in the rocks of different continents shows that new kinds arose to replace extinct forms, in many cases abruptly, and that particular trends of change occurred repeatedly. Mechanisms which may have effected these changes are discussed. The long-continued search for evolutionary links between kinds of trilobites, as the basis for a natural classification, is reviewed in the light of conflicting contemporary ideas.

Trilobites of Black Cat Mountain

Author: George P. Hansen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595624614

Category: Science

Page: 404

View: 2016

A photographic guide to Oklahoma’s Devonian trilobites. The geological history of Coal County, Oklahoma. Descriptions of rock formations where trilobites are found. Excavation and restoration of trilobites. A photographic atlas of the Lower Devonian trilobites of Oklahoma, with helpful information to aid in their identification. Trilobites are a well-known fossil group, possibly second most famous only to dinosaurs. With their easily fossilized exoskeleton, they left an extensive and diverse fossil record. They began a drawn-out decline to extinction during Late Devonian time, when all but one of the trilobite orders died out. This meticulously researched reference guide is a photographic atlas and descriptive compendium on the trilobites of Coal County, Oklahoma. The species described lived during the Lower Devonian in a shallow tropical ocean that had advanced over the landscape of North America. More than twenty species are exquisitely preserved in Oklahoma’s limestone rocks. Each species is carefully illustrated, including thorough descriptions, so that those familiar and unfamiliar can understand and appreciate these amazing creatures. The most current scientific research on these trilobites is also included. For those wishing to pursue a deeper interest in trilobites, a comprehensive bibliography lists hundreds of sources of information for further study.

Trilobites: Common Trilobites of North America (a NatureGuide Book)

Author: Jasper Burns

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478357940

Category: Science

Page: 102

View: 7690

A survey of representative trilobite species from North America. It includes meticulous line drawings of 42 species, with information for each concerning classification, geologic range, and geographical distribution. Descriptions of probable life style, similar species, interesting features, etc. are also given. The 8 page, illustrated Introduction includes discussions of trilobite anatomy, growth, vision, lifestyles, locomotion, feeding, classification, and extinction. A brief "suggested reading" list is also offered.

A Monograph of the British Carboniferous Trilobites

Author: Henry Woodward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108081398

Category: Science

Page: 118

View: 5256

Published 1883-4, as the first monographic treatment of Carboniferous trilobites from Britain and Ireland, this remains a standard work.

Trilobites and Their Relatives

Contributions from the Third International Conference, Oxford 2001

Author: Philip D. Lane,Derek J. Siveter,Richard A. Fortey,Palaeontological Association

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780901702814

Category: Science

Page: 397

View: 7470

'Special Papers in Palaeontology', published by 'The Palaeontological Association', is a series of substantial separate works conforming to the style of the Palaeontology journal. Two issues are published each year and feature high standard illustrations.


Author: Lola M. Schaefer

Publisher: Books for Young Learners

ISBN: 9781572742598

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 12

View: 6488

"How Trilobites that lived long ago became fossils."--T.p. verso.

Trilobites & Other Stories

Author: Breece Pancake

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473520460

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8872

The stories in this collection nearly all take place in and around the mountain hollows of West Virginia: a world of cock-fighting, coal-mining, deer-stalking, sex, depression, drinking and death. 'It would be easy to allow his one collection of stories to be buried under the landslide of books published every year. But it’s worth doing a little excavating to dig it up. The past few years have seen late-in-the-day and posthumous revivals of interest in writers such ... John Williams. Get out your pickaxes' New Yorker Breece D’J Pancake left behind an astonishing achievement. He was a master of a distinctly American vernacular, which he used to remind us of all the ways that fiction could teach us about ourselves. These stories are absolutely essential reading - Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds