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A natural history of vision

Author: Nicholas J Wade
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This illustrated survey covers what Nicholas Wade calls the 'observational era of vision', beginning with the Greek philosophers and ending with Wheatstone's description of the stereoscope at the end of the 1830s.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas J Wade
ISBN: 0262231948 9780262231947
OCLC Number: 37246567
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: xvi, 466 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Light and the Eye --
3. Color --
4. Subjective Visual Phenomena --
5. Motion --
6. Binocularity --
7. Space --
8. Illusions --
9. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Nicholas J. Wade.

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