In The Blink Of An Eye: How Vision Sparked The Big Bang Of Evolution (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, Mar 5, 2009 - Science - 336 pages
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An accomplished young scientist solves one of the greatest mysteries of evolution: What caused the dramatic explosion of life half a billion years ago?
  

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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

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Contents

Evolutions Big Bang
2
The Virtual Life of Fossils
49
The Infusion of Light
83
When Darkness Descends
118
Light Time and Evolution
143
Colour in the Cambrian?
172
The Making of a Sense
188
The Killer Instinct
231
The Solution
262
End of Story?
292
Index
301
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About the author (2009)

Andrew Parker is a Royal Society Research Fellow at Oxford University's Department of Zoology. He has been named by the London Times as one of the three most important young scientists in the world for his work in investigating and answering the great riddle of the Cambrian explosion. He lives in Oxfordshire, England.

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