Animal Eyes / Michael F. Land and Dan-Eric Nilsson.

By: Land, Michael F [author.]
Contributor(s): Nilsson, Dan-Eric [author.]
Material type: TextTextSeries: Oxford animal biology series: Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012Edition: Second editionDescription: 1 online resource (xiii, 271 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some colour)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780191624230; 0191624233; 9781280595387; 1280595388Subject(s): Vision | Eye | Light Signal Transduction | Ocular Physiological Phenomena | Sensation | Eukaryota | Face | Sense Organs | Organisms | Head | Signal Transduction | Anatomy | Nervous System Physiological Phenomena | Psychophysiology | Body Regions | Phenomena and Processes | Cell Physiological Phenomena | Psychological Phenomena and Processes | Biochemical Phenomena | Musculoskeletal and Neural Physiological Phenomena | Chemical Phenomena | Psychiatry and Psychology | Vision, Ocular | Eye | Animals | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Physical | Eye | VisionGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Animal eyes.DDC classification: 573.88 LOC classification: QL949 .L26 2012ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
The origin of vision -- Light and vision -- What makes a good eye? -- Aquatic eyes : the evolution of the lens -- Lens eyes on land -- Mirrors in animals -- Apposition compound eyes -- Superposition eyes -- Movements of the eyes.
Summary: This text covers the way that all known types of eyes work, from their optics to the behaviour they guide. The ways that eyes sample the world in space and time are considered, and the evolutionary origins of eyes are discussed.
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The origin of vision -- Light and vision -- What makes a good eye? -- Aquatic eyes : the evolution of the lens -- Lens eyes on land -- Mirrors in animals -- Apposition compound eyes -- Superposition eyes -- Movements of the eyes.

This text covers the way that all known types of eyes work, from their optics to the behaviour they guide. The ways that eyes sample the world in space and time are considered, and the evolutionary origins of eyes are discussed.

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