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Night vision : basic, clinical and applied aspects

Author: R F Hess; L T Sharpe; Knut Nordby
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
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This detailed 1990 book describes the light and dark adaptation of receptoral and post-receptoral mechanisms from a number of perspectives. The authors emphasise the importance of the study of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R F Hess; L T Sharpe; Knut Nordby
ISBN: 0521327369 9780521327367
OCLC Number: 911309292
Description: XII, 550 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Normal Vision Sensitivity: 1. Rod vision R. F. Hess; 2. Light adaptation of the rods L. T. Sharpe; 3. Physiological mechanisms of visual adaptation M. K. Powers, D. G. Green and J. G. Robson; 4. Absolute sensitivity W. Makous; 5. Dark adaptation: a re-examination T. D. Lamb; 6. Invertebrate vision at low luminances S. B. Laughlin; Part II. Achromatopsia: 7. Total colour blindness: an introduction L. T. Sharpe and K. Nordby; 8. Vision in a complete achromat: a personal account K. Nordby; 9. Clinical aspects of achromatopsia E. Hansen; 10. The photreceptors in the achromat L. T. Sharpe and K. Nordby; 11. Post receptoral sensitivity of the achromat R. F. Hess; Part III. Clinical and Applied: 12. The loss of night vision: clinical manifestations in man and animals H. Ripps and G. A. Fishman; 13. Aided vision at low luminances A. Van Meeteren.
Responsibility: edited by R F Hess, L T Sharpe, K. Nordby.


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"This is a good book, and I recommend it to those who wish to survey the field of night vision..." Brian Timney, Physiology Canada/Physiologie Canada

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