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We are very pleased to announce that the following title: Trilobites of the British Isles by Dr Robert Kennedy and Sinclair Stammers is due for publication in the next few months. As it currently stands we expect an early May publication date. This lavishly illustrated volume (approximately 800 colour photos over 384 pages) has now been in production for several months and we are just putting the finishing touches on it prior to running off the final printed copies. We expect the RRP to be in the region of £35 to £40 but a pre-release discount offer of around 20% will be available in due course, so please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

Trilobites of the British Isles

From the back cover

Trilobites of the British Isles is the first illustrated modern overview of the trilobite faunas of Great Britain and the Irish Republic. It is intended as a comprehensive reference volume to the approximately four thousand, four hundred different species of trilobite recorded from the British Isles over the last three centuries.

Of this faunal list, fewer than four hundred species are known from complete or almost complete specimens, and of these, three hundred and forty three species and subspecies are illustrated here. Many are the finest and best preserved specimens known to science.

Trilobites of the British Isles will appeal to casual admirers and committed collectors alike and it will also serve as a reference for academics and other serious students of this perennially fascinating group of extinct arthropods.

About the authors

Robert Kennedy is a retired teacher of science and art subjects, a former Open University lecturer and a retired museum curator. He has a Masters research degree in Lower Ordovician trilobites from Wales, and a Doctorate in British Devonian trilobites. He was the Principle Curator of Natural History at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for more than ten years, until his retirement. Dr Kennedy has published his academic research in Monographs of the Palaeontological Society of London and has published articles on trilobites for the Open University Geological Society.

Sinclair Stammers is a professional scientific photographer. Alongside his work he has maintained a fascination for the study of trilobites. His association with Bob Kennedy first arose while working on a collaborative book with Pete Lawrance called ‘Trilobites of the World’ Lawrance & Stammers 2014, also by Siri Scientific Press.


Frontispiece: ‘The Trilobite’  by Michael Longley
Dedication/About the Authors
Introduction and Acknowledgments
History of Research: Pioneer British Geologists

Chapter 1 – The Cambrian System
Chapter 2, part 1 – The Ordovician System
Chapter 2, part 2 – The Tremadoc Series
Chapter 2, part 3 – The Arenig Series
Chapter 2, part 4 – The Shelve Inlier: Abereiddian Stage
Chapter 2, part 5 – The Shelve Inlier: Llandelian Stage to Lower Caradoc Series
Chapter 2, part 6 – The Llanfallteg Formation, South West Wales
Chapter 2, part 7 – The Builth-Llandrindod Inlier
Chapter 2, part 8 – The Llanvirn and Caradoc Series elsewhere in the British Isles
Chapter 2, part 9 – The Ashgill Series: Starfish Beds
Chapter 2, part 10 – The Ashgill Series elsewhere
Chapter 3 – The Silurian
Chapter 4 – The Devonian
Chapter 5 – The Carboniferous


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