Animal Eyes

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Abstract

Animal Eyes aims to provide a comprehensive account of all known types of eye. It takes the diversity of optical mechanisms as a framework, but many other aspects of the structure and function of eyes are examined. Visual ecology, for example, the way that eyes are specifically adapted to the lifestyles of the animals that bear them, is another important theme. The 'design philosophy' of eyes is explored, too: what are the physical constraints on the way that an eye performs its functions, and how are these addressed by the different types of eye? Early and closing chapters look at the properties of light critical to vision, and factors in eye adaptation like spatial resolution, sensitivity, and movement, while the central sections assess the capabilities of a wide variety of eye types

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  • Zoology
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages221
ISBN (Print)0198509685, 978-0198509684
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo