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In the Blink of an Eye

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In the Blink of an Eye

The Cambrian explosion is the ‘big bang’ of evolution – a period of less than five million years during which life of Earth rapidly developed both armaments and defences. Animals suddenly became both hunters and the hunted, and the number of animal groups with hard body pats mushroomed from three to 38.


But why did this explosion happen when it did? Ground-breaking and accessible, In the Blink of an Eye examines the evidence demonstrating that this was the period when the eye evolved, leading to an evolutionary scramble for survival.

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  • by Andrew parker
  • published in association with the Natural History Museum
  • A stunning exploration of the cause of the ‘Big Bang’ of evolution: the development of the eye and the birth of predation.
  • Fully revised and updated edition of this international bestseller
  • suitable for adults
  • paperback
  • 352 pages
  • 19.8 x 12.9cm 
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