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Light and Life

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By: Michael Gross

161 pages, 15 line illus

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Apr 2003 | #137599 | ISBN: 0198564805
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About this book

Discusses the complex relationship between light and life and the reliance on the Sun's energy by Earth's lifeforms for processes such as photosynthesis, biological clocks and vision. Biographical information on key figures such as Goethe, Einstein, and Lewis Carroll is also included.


Contents

Introduction; 1. The right place at the right time; 2. The oxygen revolution; 3. Creatures that glow in the dark; 4. Like a moth to the flame; 5. Seeing and perceiving; 6. Changing ideas about light; Further reading; Index

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