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An Introduction to the Biology of Vision Paperback – 28 Nov 1996

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'… a timely and somewhat unusual textbook intended for undergraduate students in biology, neuroscience, or psychology … The strength of this text lies in the coverage of the optical factors, the genetics, and the psychology of vision.' Sophie Wuerger, Experimental Physiology

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This is a textbook for use in a course for undergraduate and graduate students who have had an introductory course on the nervous system. Its purpose is to provide a working vocabulary and knowledge of the biology of vision and to acquaint students with the major themes in vision research.

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The physicist Richard Feynman once illustrated the extraordinary nature of vision as follows: We are immersed in a sea of electromagnetic waves whose lengths vary over a huge range (Figure 1.1). Read the first page
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Dr. Mcilwain is a Gem 26 Dec. 2008
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Astute, clear, rigorous, detailed but not overwhelming, inspiring. Everything a good introductory text should be. It still is the best I have found even 13 years on.
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Great text book 14 Feb. 2007
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This book totally covered the material in my neurology of vision class. Well written and thorough.
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