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Seven Deadly Colours By Andrew Parker

Seven Deadly Colours

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From the author of the highly acclaimed "In The Blink Of An Eye", an exploration of the role colour has played in evolution.

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Seven Deadly Colours: The Genius of Nature's Palette and How it Eluded Darwin by Andrew Parker

'To suppose that the eye ...should have formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree' - thus wrote Charles Darwin in "On The Origin Of Species". The eye's 'perfection', he found, was the one problem he could not resolve with his theory of evolution by natural selection: no intermediate stages between a non-eye and a working eye seemed possible. But was he right? Taking the colours of the spectrum as his keys to the natural world, Andrew Parker shows us that Darwin in fact had no reason to worry, and that Nature's palette is a far more miraculous thing than we had previously imagined. With vivid and fascinating examples of how colour has affected flora and fauna in different environments across the globe, "Seven Deadly Colours" not only shows the endless wonder of the natural world but also extends our understanding of evolution itself.

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About Andrew Parker

Andrew Parker was born in 1967. After completing his Ph.D. in Marine Biology he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Australia, Poland and the United States. He is currently a Royal Society Research Fellow in the Department of Zoology at Oxford University. This is his first book.

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Seven Deadly Colours: The Genius of Nature's Palette and How it Eluded Darwin by Andrew Parker
Andrew Parker
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