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The Resource Color and vision : the evolution of eyes & perception, Steve Parker

Color and vision : the evolution of eyes & perception, Steve Parker

Label
Color and vision : the evolution of eyes & perception
Title
Color and vision
Title remainder
the evolution of eyes & perception
Statement of responsibility
Steve Parker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This thought-provoking book examines life before there was vision and considers how it changed when the image-forming eye evolved. It goes back to the earliest life on Earth to trace the evolution of vision and color in nature. 0For color to exist there needs to be light, an image-forming eye, and a brain to process the data. We know that more than 543 million years ago there were no image-forming eyes, only basic light receptors that allowed organisms to tell the difference between light and dark. We also know that about two million years later there were roughly six major groups of animals in existence. 0It was not until just 20 million years later -- a blink of the eye in evolutionary history -- that there were 38 groups, about the same number that exists today. This dramatic and rapid increase may be explained by the evolution of image-forming eyes. With the world suddenly in focus for many species, and with an ability to perceive color, the benefit of being able to hide oneself, appear threatening or attractive, and communicate with one's own species or others, became much more acute. The better the vision, the greater the chance of survival. 00
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, Steve
Dewey number
612.8/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP475.5
LC item number
.P37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 H-765
  • WW 80
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eye
  • Color vision
  • Visual perception
  • Color
  • Color Vision
  • Visual Perception
  • Biological Evolution
  • Color Perception
  • Vision, Ocular
  • Eye
  • Color
  • Color vision
  • Visual perception
Label
Color and vision : the evolution of eyes & perception, Steve Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
See the light -- Animal eyes -- Making multi-hues -- Perception, deception -- Our rainbow world
Control code
943565110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781770858299
Lccn
2016302675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)943565110
Label
Color and vision : the evolution of eyes & perception, Steve Parker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
See the light -- Animal eyes -- Making multi-hues -- Perception, deception -- Our rainbow world
Control code
943565110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781770858299
Lccn
2016302675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)943565110

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