The Eye: A Very Short Introduction by Michael F. LandThe Eye: A Very Short Introduction by Michael F. Land

The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

byMichael F. Land

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The eye is one of the most remarkable achievements of evolution, and has evolved up to 40 times in different parts of the animal kingdom. In humans, vision is the most important sense, and much of the brain is given over to the processing of visual information. In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Land describes the evolution of vision and the variety of eyes found in both humans and animals. He explores the evolution of colour vision in primates and the workings of the human eye, to consider how that contributes to our visual ability. He explains howwe see in three dimensions and the basic principles of visual perception, including our impressive capacity for pattern recognition and the ability of vision to guide action.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Michael F. Land is Emeritus Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Sussex and is a world-renowned authority on animal vision. He co-authored the text Animal Eyes (OUP, 2002, 2nd edition 2012) with Dan-Eric Nilsson and another on human eye movements, Looking and Acting, with Ben Tatler (OUP, 2009). He is a Fellow of the Royal So...
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Title:The Eye: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pagesPublished:June 10, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199680302

ISBN - 13:9780199680306

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Table of Contents

1. The first eyes2. Making better eyes3. The human eye4. The moving eye5. The third dimension6. Colour7. Seeing and the brainReferences and further reading