Richard Dawkins was recommended to me by friends and so I decided to keep an eye out for books by him. When, browsing through my local bookshop, I encountered The View From Mount Improbable, I was glad to be able to buy a smaller book which would give a great introduction to his style of popular science writing. The book is a section of a larger Dawkins book, Climbing Mount Improbable, and tells the story of the evolution of various types of eyes in various species. Dawkins has a nice way of explaining the functions of eyes, mostly using simple analogies with optics. I learned a lot I didn't know about eyes, its mechanisms and how they evolved. If you are interested in the natural world and popular science, this book provides a small insight not only into eyes, but into the excellent Dawkins as a writer himself.
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