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The Eye: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #388)

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The eye is one of the most remarkable achievements of evolution, and has evolved up to 40 times in different parts of the animal kingdom. In humans, vision is one of the most important senses, and much of the brain is given over to the processing of visual information. In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Land describes the evolution of vision and the variety of eyes ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published May 29th 2014)
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Our eyes are some of our most precious and prized organs. We receive more information about the world using the sense of vision, than all of the other senses combined. Eye is also a very complex organ, and its complicated structure has fascinated biologists for as long as we have been studying the natural world in a systematic way.

This little book gives a surprisingly detailed glimpse at the nature of eye. It provides the reader with a fairly extensive information about the evolutionary developm
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A lucid and accessible introduction to the instrument that makes this vital sense possible..
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