Optical Allusions

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Active Synapse, 2008 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 127 pages
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Optical Allusions is for those people seeking a painstakingly researched, scientifically accurate, eye-themed comic book adventure! Wrinkles the Wonder Brain has lost his bosses eye and now he has to search all of human imagination for it. Along the way, he confronts biology head on and accidentally learns more about eyes and the evolution of vision than he thought possible. And, as if a compelling story with disembodied talking brains, shape-changing proteins, and giant robot eyes wasn't enough, each tale is followed by a fully illustrated, in-depth exploration of the ideas introduced in the comic story. Designed to be a hybrid college text book/comic book, Optical Allusions is suitable for advanced readers with an interest in evolution and real science. 127 pages.
 

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The book with a hundred tags. I just can't really say where it best belongs. Hosler's latest edu-comic focuses (ha) on the eye: how we (and other animals) see, how light works and how it's interpreted ... Read full review

Contents

Toil and Trouble
9
An Appetite for Evolution
15
If Looks Could Kill
29
See Quest
45
Clios Island
59
Fun with Mr Sun
73
Curse of the WereProtein
85
Up a tree
99
Lost and Found
115
There is no Eye in Team
122
Bibliography
124
Index
126
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