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The Resource In the blink of an eye, Andrew Parker

In the blink of an eye, Andrew Parker

Label
In the blink of an eye
Title
In the blink of an eye
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Parker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Here, for the first time, Oxford zoologist Andrew Parker reveals his theory of this great flourishing of life. Parker's astounding explanation is that it was the development of vision in primitive animals that caused the explosion. Precambrian creatures were unable to see, making it difficult to find friend or foe. With the evolution of the eye, the size, shape, color, and behavior of animals was suddenly revealed. Once the lights were "turned on," there was enormous pressure to evolve hard external parts as defenses and clasping limbs to grab prey. The animal kingdom exploded into life, and the country of the blind became a teeming mass of hunters and hunted, all scrambling for their place on the evolutionary tree."--Jacket
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, Andrew
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Invertebrates, Fossil
  • Paleontology
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Burgess Shale (B.C.)
Label
In the blink of an eye, Andrew Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes 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
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?
Control code
52074044
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780738206073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
In the blink of an eye, Andrew Parker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes 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
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?
Control code
52074044
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780738206073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

Library Locations

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