Animal Eyes by Michael F. LandAnimal Eyes by Michael F. Land

Animal Eyes

byMichael F. Land, Dan-Eric Nilsson

Paperback | March 12, 2012

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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 theevolution 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 functionunder a wide range of light conditions. This new edition is fully updated throughout, incorporating more than a decade of new discoveries and research.
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...
Title:Animal EyesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:March 12, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199581142

ISBN - 13:9780199581146

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Table of Contents

1. The origin of vision2. Light and vision3. What makes a good eye?4. Aquatic eyes: the evolution of the lens5. Lens eyes on land6. Mirrors in animals7. Apposition compound eyes8. Superposition eyes9. Movements of the eyes

Editorial Reviews

"Charming and excellent book ... Land and Nilsson are acknowledged authorities on invertebrate optics, and their collaboration in this book is a very successful one ... Their handling of the mathematical aspects of optics is elegant and remarkably penetrating." --The Quarterly Review of Biology