||November 4, 2006--Levi-Setti documents the persistence of trilobites through time with specimens that exhibit the rich array of their diversity. But this is more than a catalog of natural beauty; it is also an engaging commentary on the history of life on earth. By presenting the array of trilobite families and analyizing how their sizes and shapes changed through geological time, Levi-Setti shows how trilobites contribute to our understanding of the development of life. In addition, he completes the pioneering studies of giant Newfoundland trilobites and trilobite eyes that he began two decades ago.
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