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Evolutionary Illumination

Peter Warshall

in Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015394
eISBN:
9780262312462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews the evolution of life forms that sense, respond to, and exploit various wavelengths of life-sustaining light. It discusses the photosensitive systems that have specialized in ... More


Introduction

Pete A. Ensminger

in Life Under the Sun

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088045
eISBN:
9780300133523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088045.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This book describes responses to light in a diversity of organisms and their evolutionary relationships. Describing the importance of the sun, the significance and harmful effects of sunlight on ... More


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