18 April 2013

Seeing things

Chapter 7 Gonodactylus, the genital-fingered stomatopod

page 100:  mantis shrimp. The Oatmeal explains why these are his new favorite animal.

page 104: trilobite [eyes]...lenses...of calcite crystals. This is a fossil Erbenochile:

page 108: Loosejaw dragonfish shown here:

page 108:  humans. Diversity in these remarkable photographs.

page 113: only a tiny part of the [electromagnetic spectrum]. Represented in this image:

page 113: enhance vision. For example, researchers have found the visible in the invisible: “Once we amplify these small motions there is a whole new world you can look at.”

This is the eighth in a new series of notes and comments on chapters in The Book of Barely Imagined Beings. It appears around the time of the US publication, and adds to an earlier series that appeared around UK publication. 

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