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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.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
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