Paleontology books

My experience in image processing, artistic skills and a deep passion for the earth sciences have resulted in publications on the evolution of trilobites, scientific and artistic collaboration with national and international museums.
See my Researchgate account for more information about my scientific activities and collaborations.

TRILOBITI – Guida essenziale al riconoscimento e classificazione (2019)

Expanded and updated version of the 2009 edition of the Back to the Past Guide to Trilobites (2010).
Contains an updated classification of the orders of Trilobites, additional chapters on ontogeny, colors, origin, new sites not included in the English version, and A2 size poster on the Order of Trilobites.
Language(s): Italian.
Format: 486 pages, size 21 x 28cm, flexible cover, printed on glossy paper.

Price: 65€

Spiagge Cambriane – Meduse e tappeti algali (2018)

A must have for professional paleontologist, collectors and any one who wants to discover a world once made up of 98% of water and now engraved on hard stone. A fully illustrated book on fossil jellyfish and relatives, the processes of fossilization that led to their conservation, their relationship with algal mats, and much more….

Focusing on organisms related to cnidarians, from the Chinese lower Ediacara period up to the Oligocene of the French Provence. You will find astonishing and unpublished fossils, dioramas reconstructing the environment in which these organisms lived and that led to the development of the current jellyfish.

Besides jellyfish, it covers creatures that shared the same ecological niches long time ago, such as cnidarians, vendobionts, algae, and sedimentary structures associated with colonies of cyanobacteria, pseudo-fossils and sheds a light on fake fossils.

Language(s): Italian. English language version expected in 2021
Format: 232 pages  full colour book, size 20x20cm, 40 x 40 cm poster included.

Price: 50€

The Back to the Past Museum Guide to TRILOBITES (2010)

This book is an overview of most of the trilobites on display at the Back to the Past Museum at the Azul Sensatori Hotel in Cancun, Mexico. The book is characterized by two parts, where the the first is an extensive introduction to the trilobites (their origin, the anatomy, the ecology, the classification, the Orders…), and the second part, contains the description of more than 30 sites distributed throughout the planet. For each site there are multiple plates with images in full color of the most important specimens (but also very rare species) exposed in the museum collection, from private collectors, research institutes and museums. The information in the volume is updated thanks also to the contribution of worldwide specialists in the paleontology domain.
Not only trilobites, but in the volume are also reported the organisms that shared the same ecological niche, their traces, and some specimens still preserve the remains of soft parts (such as legs and antennae).
The cover is rigid, and includes a large folded poster of the trilobite Orders.

April 2021 – LAST COPIES AVAILABLE ! Please contact me to reserve yours!

Language: English.
Format: 500 pages  full colour book, size21x28cm, poster included.

Price: 90€

The Back to the Past Museum Trilobite viewer

An online tour of the most important places where Trilobites have been found, and an ideal interactive companion map to accompany the Back to the Past Museum Guide to Trilobites book.

Click on the image to access to the platform.

%d bloggers like this: