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Title:Retinal Structure and Colour Vision: A Restatement and an Hypothesis
Price:GBP£15.00 (about USD$20.30)
Item ID:B009-4436
Publisher:Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1946
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Good
Cambridge University Press, 1946, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First

The list of main contributors to the study and knowledge of colour vision is a short one: Newton, Young, Helmholtz, Schultze, von Kries, and Hering. With advances in other fields new facts and new techniques have now brought opportunities of putting the older doctrines of vision to more accurate tests, though, as Dr. Willmer writes, 'the very diversity of the data and of the methods of approach to the problems hinder the process of synthesis .... The problem becomes more and more difficult to comprehend.' Dr. Willmer's book is meant to be provocative and speculative. It examines the present knowledge of physiology to see how far the phenomena of colour vision can be accounted for by the accepted descriptions. A theory is advanced, which, while it is incapable, as it stands, of accounting for all the phenomena, will, the author hopes, stimulate others to thought and research. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xii + 231. spine very slightly cocked. Dust Jacket in good condition but slightly grubby. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine. red cloth; illustrated by colour plates & b/w. diagrams. Includes author & subject indexes. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Medicine & Health; Sight; The Eye; Visual Theory; Medicine & Health. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4436.
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