Free Shipping in Australia on over 5 million books in stock
Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature By Steve Parker

Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature

Used Price
$18,49
inc. GST
Free Shipping in Australia
A highly readable guide to the evolution of colour and vision in the natural world.

Only 1 left


Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature Summary


Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature: 2016 by Steve Parker

In the Pre-Cambrian era there were no image-forming eyes, and organisms just had basic light receptors to tell the difference between light and dark. For colour to exist there needs to be light, an image-forming eye and a brain to process the data.Around 543 million years ago roughly six major groups of animals existed. Approximately 20 million years later, a blink of the eye in evolutionary history, there were 38 groups - similar to the number that exists today. This dramatic increase may be explained by the evolution of image-forming eyes. With the world suddenly in focus for many species, the benefit of being able to hide oneself, appear threatening or attractive and communicate with one's own species became much more acute.Drawing on spectacular specimens from the Museum's collections, Colour and Vision looks at the evolution of the eye, the uses of colour in nature, from a warning or disguise to an irresistible invitation, and explains how colour works.

Customer Reviews - Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature


Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Additional information

GOR010709803
Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature: 2016 by Steve Parker
Steve Parker
Used - Like New
Paperback
The Natural History Museum
2016-07-07
0565093894
9780565093891
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.