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A natural history of seeing : the art and science of vision, Simon Ings

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A natural history of seeing : the art and science of vision
Title
A natural history of seeing
Title remainder
the art and science of vision
Statement of responsibility
Simon Ings
Title variation
Eye : a natural history
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An accessible evaluation of the science and philosophy of seeing explains how only one percent of what the eye sees is in focus at a given time, in an account that traces the evolution of sight while discussing such related topics as light physics and Leonardo da Vinci's theories of perception
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Summary
An accessible evaluation of the science and philosophy of seeing explains how only one percent of what the eye sees is in focus at a given time, in an account that traces the evolution of sight while discussing such related topics as light physics and Leonardo da Vinci's theories of perception. 13,000 first printing
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Writing style
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285693
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ings, Simon
Dewey number
612.8/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QP475.5
LC item number
.I54 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vision
  • Eye
  • Ophthalmology
  • Eye
  • Vision
Target audience
adult
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the art and science of vision
Label
A natural history of seeing : the art and science of vision, Simon Ings
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Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: The eye : a natural history. London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: youth and age -- The commonwealth of the senses -- The chemistry of the eye -- How are eyes possible? -- The adaptable eye -- Seeing and thinking -- Theories of vision -- Nervous matter, visually endowed -- Seeing colours -- Unseen colours -- Making eyes to see -- Epilogue: the invisible gorilla
Control code
ocn227016508
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
322 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393067194
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008025924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)227016508
Label
A natural history of seeing : the art and science of vision, Simon Ings
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: The eye : a natural history. London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: youth and age -- The commonwealth of the senses -- The chemistry of the eye -- How are eyes possible? -- The adaptable eye -- Seeing and thinking -- Theories of vision -- Nervous matter, visually endowed -- Seeing colours -- Unseen colours -- Making eyes to see -- Epilogue: the invisible gorilla
Control code
ocn227016508
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
322 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393067194
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008025924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)227016508
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