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Visual ecology

Author: Thomas W Cronin
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the study of how animals use visual systems to meet their ecological needs, how these systems have evolved, and how they are specialized for particular visual tasks. This book provides the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas W Cronin
ISBN: 9780691151847 0691151849
OCLC Number: 920350703
Awards: Winner of PROSE Awards: Biological & Life Sciences 2015
Description: xx, 405 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations ix Preface xix 1 Introduction 1 2 Light and the Optical Environment 10 3 Visual Pigments and Photoreceptors 37 4 The Optical Building Blocks of Eyes 66 5 The Eye Designs of the Animal Kingdom 91 6 Spatial Vision 116 7 Color Vision 146 8 Polarization Vision 178 9 Vision in Attenuating Media 206 10 Motion Vision and Eye Movements 232 11 Vision in Dim Light 262 12 Visual Orientation and Navigation 289 13 Signals and Camoufl age 313 Glossary 345 References 355 General Index 383 Index of Names 401
Responsibility: Thomas W. Cronin, Sonke Johnsen, N. Justin Marshall, and Eric J. Warrant.

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