In The Blink Of An Eye: How Vision Sparked The Big Bang Of Evolution

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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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Review: In The Blink Of An Eye: How Vision Sparked The Big Bang Of Evolution

User Review  - Juliet Wilson - Goodreads

This is a fascinating book about how light has guided the evolution of life on earth, focussing on the big bang of evolution that happened during the Cambrian period (543 - 490 million years ago). It ... Read full review

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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

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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