260 pages, B/w photos, illus
The author explores some of the many ways in which light is intimately linked with life. Section 1: Light and Life. Section 2: Nature's Ways of Making Images from Light.
"The book is of value . . . as a source of inspiration for biologists who are intrigued by the subject, as well as for engineers who are looking to biological structures for new ideas."--The Quarterly Review of Biology
"Wolken has synthesized information from physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering to provide an interdisciplinary survey of the many ways in which light is linked with life. . .the extensive bibliography and numerous references make this a valuable overview to any professional interested in the science of light and vision." --Choice
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