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Animal Eyes

This book 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. This new edition incorporates discoveries made since the first edition published in 2001.
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.
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 2005.
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
fascinating and useful. Pat Morris, Zoological Journal
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.
`Review from previous edition The novelty and skilled treatment of the subject matter make it a unique and valuable work. It should be in the library of every college, university, and school of optometry."'
The Quarterly Review of Biology
`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
`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.'
Dejan Pantelic Optics & Photonics
The only book giving an account of the structure, function, and evolution of all the types of eye known in the animal kingdom
Written in a clear and accessible style by top authorities in the field
Uses examples from throughout the animal kingdom, identifying common themes that transcend taxonomy
Relates physiological factors to animal ecology and behaviour
Has a broad coverage that will appeal to a diverse readership, including biologists, optometrists, and physicists
Author
Michael Land
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0199581142
ISBN-13
9780199581146
Media
Book
Language
English
Edition
2nd
Publication Date
2012-03-15
Series
Oxford Animal Biology Series
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Place of Publication
Oxford
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Replaces
9780198509684
DEWEY
573.88
Illustrations
Numerous illustrations, plus a 4 page colour plate section
Short Title
ANIMAL EYES 2/E
Pages
271
Audience
College/Higher Education
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
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