In the blink of an eye: the cause of the most dramatic event in the history of life

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Free Press, 2003 - Science - 316 pages
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Examines biological evolution and the Cambrian explosion, and surmises that the development of eyesight was responsible for rapid evolution. Argues that eyesight in animals resulted in enormous pressure to evolve hard external parts as armour, and limbs to grab prey. Includes colour photos and index. Author is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at Oxford University's Department of Zoology and a Research Associate of the Australian Museum and University of Sydney.

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User Review  - rnsulentic - LibraryThing

This book will open your eyes. (pun intended). Parker makes a compelling case for the reason for the "Cambrian explosion"--the development of sight by animals. Read full review

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User Review  - Niloy Mitra - Goodreads

Pretty cool facts and very nicely organized. A very plausible explanation of the Cambrian explosion. I enjoyed the various optical systems described with specific examples. Read full review

Contents

Evolutions Big Bang
1
The Virtual Life of Fossils
48
The Infusion of Light
82
Copyright

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