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Readership: Undergraduate students on courses that involve vision and sensory physiology, graduates and research biologists with an interest in vision, ophthalmologists and optometrists, and physicists and engineers with interests in optical mechanisms.
Michael F. Land, Professor of Neurobiology, University of Sussex, UK, and Dan-Eric Nilsson, Professor of Zoology, University of Lund, Sweden
Michael F. Land obtained a BA in Zoology from Cambridge his PhD in Neurophysiology from University College London. He was Research Fellow at University of California, Berkeley (1967-1971), before moving to the University of Sussex where he was a Lecturer and then Professor of Neurobiology (from 1984 to present (now Emeritus)). He also held Visiting Fellowships in Eugene Oregon (1980), Australian Nation University Canberra (1982-84), and Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, NC (1993). He was elected to the Royal Society of London in
Dan-Eric Nilsson obtained his BSc in Biological Sciences from Goteborg University and his PhD in Structural Biology from University of Lund. He was Research Fellow at the Australian National University Canberra (1983-4) and then the University of Lund (1984-1989). He stayed at Lund as a Lecturer (1989-1995) then Professor of Zoology (from 1995). He was elected to the Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm in 2002, and to the German Academy of Natural Sciences, Leopoldina in 2005.
"Animal Eyes is written in a vivid and clear style which will be understandable to both physicists and biologists. I highly recommend it to anyone, including amateurs, students and experienced researchers." - Optics & Photonics News
"fascinating and useful." - Pat Morris, Zoological Journal
1: The origin of vision
2: Light and vision
3: What makes a good eye?
4: Aquatic eyes: the evolution of the lens
5: Lens eyes on land
6: Mirrors in animals
7: Apposition compound eyes
8: Superposition eyes
9: Movements of the eyes