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1. The first eyes

1. The first eyes  

Michael Land

in The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
Published Online: 
May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779961
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199680306.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199680306
The evolution of eyes started slowly in the Precambrian and then took off during the Cambrian period, between 541 and 485 million years ago. ‘The first eyes’ describes the first step in ... More
2. Making better eyes

2. Making better eyes  

Michael Land

in The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
Published Online: 
May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779961
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199680306.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199680306
‘Making better eyes’ explores some of the difficulties associated with making versatile high-resolution eyes, and how these problems have been overcome. Advanced eyes need to produce a well ... More
3. The human eye

3. The human eye  

Michael Land

in The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
Published Online: 
May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779961
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199680306.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199680306
‘The human eye’ describes the optical system of the human eye and the important role the cornea plays in image formation. The lens adjusts the optical system's power to focus on objects at ... More
Microscopy: A Very Short Introduction

Microscopy: A Very Short Introduction  

Terence Allen

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
Published Online: 
May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785290
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198701262.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198701262
Microscopy is a dynamic area of science, incorporating both basic classroom microscopes and sophisticated research style instruments that can be driven by light, electrons, or X-rays. ... More
The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

The Eye: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael F. Land

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
Published Online: 
May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779961
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199680306.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199680306
The eye is one of the most remarkable achievements of evolution. In humans, vision is the most important sense, and much of the brain is given over to the processing of visual information. ... More

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