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Beauty to Behold     A look at the 10 most incredible eyes in the animal kingdom.

Eye Anatomy    A guide to the human eye. Detailed descriptions include excellent illustrations.

Eyes Under the Microscope    A description of mollusc eyes, includes photographs of microscopic cross-sections.

The Horseshoe Crab    A description of the compound eye of a horseshoe crab.

How do animals see in the dark?    Explores nocturnal vision in animals.

Insect Eyes    A description of the compound eyes of insects. Includes photographs of microscopic cross-sections of compound eyes and a fossilized trilobite eye.

Physics and Biochemistry of Vision    For advanced readers.

What animal has a more sophisticated eye, Octopus or Insect?    A comparison of the compound eyes of an insect and the eyes of an octopus. Great photographs and diagrams.

What Animals May See    Explores animal vision. Includes photographs depicting how a human would see an image and how an animal might see the same image.

What do animals see?    Explores color vision in animals.


Books

Some of these books are out-of-print, but may be available in your local library.

Burnie, David
Dictionary of Nature
Dorling Kindersley (1994)

Downer, John
Supersense: Perception in the Animal World
Henry Holt and Comapny, Inc (1988)

Sinclair, Sandra
Extraordinary Eyes: How Animals See the World
Dial Books for Young Readers (1992)

Sinclair, Sandra
How Animals See: Other Visions of Our World
Facts on File Publications (1985)

Walker, Richard
Brain: Inner Workings of the Gray Matter
DK Publishing (2002)


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