Animal Eyes

Animal Eyes

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Animal Eyes provides a comparative account of all known types of eye in the animal kingdom, outlining their structure and function with an emphasis on the nature of the optical systems and the physical principles involved in image formation. A universal theme throughout the book is the evolution and taxonomic distribution of each type of eye, and the roles of different eye types in the behaviour and ecology of the animals that possess them. In comparing the
specific capabilities of eyes, it considers the factors that lead to good resolution of detail and the ability to function under a wide range of light conditions. This new edition is fully updated throughout, incorporating more than a decade of new discoveries and research.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 15mm | 462g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Numerous illustrations, plus a 4 page colour plate section
  • 0199581142
  • 9780199581146
  • 438,143

Table of contents

1. The origin of vision ; 2. Light and vision ; 3. What makes a good eye? ; 4. Aquatic eyes: the evolution of the lens ; 5. Lens eyes on land ; 6. Mirrors in animals ; 7. Apposition compound eyes ; 8. Superposition eyes ; 9. Movements of the eyes
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... fascinating and useful. * Pat Morris, Zoological Journal * Animal Eyes is written in a vivid and clear style which will be understandable to both physicists and biologists. I highly recommend it to anyone, including amateurs, students and experienced researchers. * Optics & Photonics News *
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About Michael F. Land

Michael F. Land obtained a BA in Zoology from Cambridge his PhD in Neurophysiology from University College London. He was Research Fellow at University of California, Berkeley (1967-1971), before moving to the University of Sussex where he was a Lecturer and then Professor of Neurobiology (from 1984 to present (now Emeritus)). He also held Visiting Fellowships in Eugene Oregon (1980), Australian Nation University Canberra (1982-84), and Duke University Marine
Laboratory in Beaufort, NC (1993). He was elected to the Royal Society of London in 1982.

Dan-Eric Nilsson obtained his BSc in Biological Sciences from Goteborg University and his PhD in Structural Biology from University of Lund. He was Research Fellow at the Australian National University Canberra (1983-4) and then the University of Lund (1984-1989). He stayed at Lund as a Lecturer (1989-1995) then Professor of Zoology (from 1995). He was elected to the Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm in 2002, and to the German Academy of Natural Sciences, Leopoldina in
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