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kingdom, outlining their structure and function with an emphasis on the nature of
the optical systems and the physical principles involved in image formation. A
universal theme throughout the book is the evolution and taxonomic distribution of
each type of eye, and the roles of different eye types in the behaviour and ecology
of the animals that possess them. In comparing the specificcapabilities of eyes, it
considers the factors that lead to good resolution of detail and the ability to
function under a wide range of light conditions. This new edition is fully updated
throughout, incorporating more than a decade of new discoveries and research.
291 pages; ISBN 9780191624230