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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User Review  - JNSelko - LibraryThing

The most rational and easily defended explanation for the Cambrian explosion I have ever read (although rationality and defensibility do not make it true). It seems so simple now... Read full review

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User Review  - name99 - LibraryThing

Interesting, but ultimately frustrating. Parker's thesis is that what triggered the Cambrian Explosion was the evolution of decent eyes, most likely initially in trilobites. The idea is that with ... Read full review

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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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