Among his works were:
- Paleontologie Lombarde (1858-1881)
- Les petrifaction d'Esino (1858-1860)
- Géologie et paleontologie des conches a Avicula Contorta en Lombardie (1860-1865)
- Corso di geologia (3 vols, 1871-1873)
- L'Era Neozoica (1881)
Stoppani was very important as a popularizer of science. His most popular work, Il Bel Paese (1876), presents - by means of 32 didactical/scientific conversations in front of a fireplace - ideas and concepts of the natural sciences, with a language that was accessible to the average 19th-century reader, and particularly deals with geology and the beauties of the Italian landscape.
In 1873 Stoppani acknowledged the increasing power and impact of humanity on the Earth's systems and referred to the 'anthropozoic era'. This suggestion was ignored and considered unscientific at that time, but was revived in the 1990s by Paul Crutzen when he suggested the new geological epoch anthropocene. Stoppani was here far ahead of his own time.
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