Animal Eyes

Author: Michael F. Land
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199581142
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Offers an introductory, but comprehensive, account of all known types of eye, in a book whose size and style made it accessible to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as established researchers in the field. This edition is updated throughout to include developments made within the last 10 years, whilst retaining the structure and scope that has made it so popular.

Animal Eyes

Author: Michael F. Land
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191625361
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Animal Eyes provides a comparative account of all known types of eye in the animal 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 specific capabilities 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.

Animal Eyes

Author: Michael F. Land
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199581134
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Offers an introductory, but comprehensive, account of all known types of eye, in a book whose size and style made it accessible to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as established researchers in the field. This edition is updated throughout to include developments made within the last 10 years, whilst retaining the structure and scope that has made it so popular.

Evolution s Witness

Author: Ivan R. Schwab
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195369742
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"The evolution of the eye spans 3.75 billion years from single cell organisms with eyespots to Metazoa with superb camera style eyes. At least ten different ocular models have evolved independently into myriad optical and physiological masterpieces. The story of the eye reveals evolution's greatest triumph and sweetest gift. This book describes its journey"--Provided by publisher.

Animal Osmoregulation

Author: Timothy J. Bradley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198569963
Format: PDF, ePub
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Animal Osmoregulation collates a widely dispersed literature to produce a comprehensive and authoritative synthesis of the field, providing detailed examples of osmoregulatory processes at the organismal, organ and cellular level. It incorporates clear background information on ion regulation and transport (specifically in the light of recent molecular studies) and illustrates the physical principles to which each organism must adhere, as well as thephylogenetic constraints within which it must operate.

Visual Ecology

Author: Thomas W. Cronin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400853028
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Visual ecology is the study of how animals use visual systems to meet their ecological needs, how these systems have evolved, and how they are specialized for particular visual tasks. Visual Ecology provides the first up-to-date synthesis of the field to appear in more than three decades. Featuring some 225 illustrations, including more than 140 in color, spread throughout the text, this comprehensive and accessible book begins by discussing the basic properties of light and the optical environment. It then looks at how photoreceptors intercept light and convert it to usable biological signals, how the pigments and cells of vision vary among animals, and how the properties of these components affect a given receptor's sensitivity to light. The book goes on to examine how eyes and photoreceptors become specialized for an array of visual tasks, such as navigation, evading prey, mate choice, and communication. A timely and much-needed resource for students and researchers alike, Visual Ecology also includes a glossary and a wealth of examples drawn from the full diversity of visual systems. The most up-to-date overview of visual ecology available Features some 225 illustrations, including more than 140 in color, spread throughout the text Guides readers from the basic physics of light to the role of visual systems in animal behavior Includes a glossary and a wealth of real-world examples Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Through Our Eyes Only

Author: Marian Stamp Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198503200
Format: PDF, ePub
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Through Our Eyes Only? is an immensely engaging exploration of one of the greatest remaining biological mysteries: the possibility of conscious experiences in non-human animals. Dawkins argues that the idea of consciousness in other species has now progressed from a vague possibility to a plausible, scientifically respectable view. Written in an accessible and entertaining style, this book aims to show how near -- and how far -- we are to understanding what goes on in the minds of other animals. 'Her approach ... is impeccable ... Her writing is highly accessible, lively and illustrative.' - Booklist on the hardback edition.

Why Animals Matter

Author: Marian Stamp Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199587825
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents an urgent argument for the need to rethink animal welfare. In the vein of Temple Grandin's work, Dawkins explains that this welfare must be made to work in practice to have any effect, and cannot be tinged by anthropomorphism and claims of animal consciousness, which lack firm empirical evidence and are often freighted with controversy and high emotions. Instead, animal-welfare efforts must focus on science and on fully appreciating the critical role animals play in human welfare. With growing concern over such issues as climate change and food shortages, how we treat those animals on which we depend for survival needs to be put squarely on the public agenda.

How Animals See the World

Author: Olga F. Lazareva
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195334655
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The visual world of animals is highly diverse and often very different from that of humans. This book provides an extensive review of the latest behavioral and neurobiological research on animal vision, detailing fascinating species similarities and differences in visual processing.

Animal Biology and Care

Author: Sue Dallas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118276043
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The perfect study companion, Animal Biology and Care, 3rd Edition is specifically designed for students on animal care, animal nursing assistant and veterinary care assistant courses. This edition is fully updated with new course content, a refreshed design and colour illustrations throughout. Basic biological theory is introduced with diagrams for visual learners while photographs demonstrate the common practical procedures carried out by animal care assistants. Key features include: New content on exotic species, recognising the increasing number of these animals kept as pets. Extensive coverage of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and recent advances in animal welfare. Written in line with course curricula, chapter summaries help you to remember key points and learning objectives. A companion website has interactive MCQs to help you test your knowledge. Divided into three main sections covering animal science and genetics, health and husbandry and nursing procedures, this book will help lay the foundations for a successful career in animal care and management!