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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Parker, Andrew, 1967-
In the blink of an eye.
Cambridge, Mass. : Perseus Pub., ©2003
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||0738206075 9780738206073 0743219805 9780743219808|
|Description:||xviii, 316 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Evolution's big bang --
The virtual life of fossils --
The infusion of light --
When darkness descends --
Light, time and evolution --
Colour in the Cambrian? --
The making of a sense --
The killer instinct --
The solution --
End of story?
Parker's book is sub-titled The Cause of the Most Dramatic Event in the History of Life. The 'event' referred to is the so-called Cambrian Explosion - the point at which 'all the major animal groups
WorldCat User Reviews (1)
Good theory, evidence not convincing
This book discusses the Cambrian explosion, putting forth the theory that it was due to the evolution of the eye.
I found that the evidence he presented was not compelling for his thesis. He shows that evolution of the eye and the Cambrian explosion may have occurred at the same...
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