A Dark-Adapted Eye

A Dark-Adapted Eye


Author : Barbara Vine
Publisher : Plume
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Pages : 292 pages
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Faith Severn investigates the mystery of a family murder that her family tries it's best to forget.


A Dark-Adapted Eye

A Dark-Adapted Eye


Author : Barbara Vine
Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0141938269
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (141 users)

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'A rich, complex and beautifully crafted novel' P.D. James The prize-winning classic that 'changed the thriller landscape', with a new foreword from Val McDermid. VERA HILLYARD. AUNT. MOTHER. MURDERESS. Faith Severn's life has long been overshadowed by the mystery surrounding her aunt. A respectable woman who committed a crime so terrible she was hung for it. Now, the time has come to piece her story together. What secret caused two devoted sisters to turn from love to hate? And was Vera born a killer. . .Or was she driven to it? 'Brilliantly plotted. Vine is not afraid to walk down the mean streets of the mind and can build up an almost tangible atmosphere of menace and unease' Daily Telegraph 'Will linger in your memory long after you have closed the book. A first-rate novel' Washington Post A Dark-Adapted Eye is a modern classic. If you enjoy the crime novels of P.D. James and Ian Rankin you will love this book. Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has written fifteen novels using this pseudonym, including A Fatal Inversion and King Solomon's Carpet which both won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Her other books include: A Dark Adapted Eye; The House of Stairs; Gallowglass; Asta's Book; No Night Is Too Long; In the Time of His Prosperity; The Brimstone Wedding; The Chimney Sweeper's Boy; Grasshopper; The Blood Doctor; The Minotaur; The Birthday Present and The Child's Child.


A Dark Adapted Eye

A Dark Adapted Eye


Author : Ruth Rendell
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Genre Matters

Genre Matters


Author : Garin Dowd
Publisher : Intellect Books
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ISBN : 1841501077
Pages : 178 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (841 users)

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This collection of new essays addresses a topic of established and expanding critical interest throughout the humanities. It demonstrates that genre matters in a manner not constrained by disciplinary boundaries and includes new work on Genre Theory and applications of thinking about genre from Aristotle to Derrida and beyond. The essays focus on economies of expectation and competency, genre as media form, recent developments in television broadcast genres, translation and genericity, the role played by genre in film publicity, gender and genre, genre in fiction, and the problematics of classification. An introductory essay places the contributions in the context of a wide range of thinking about genre in the arts, media and humanities. The volume will be of interest to both undergraduates and postgraduates, especially those following courses on Genre Theory and Genre Criticism, and to academics working in a range of subject areas such as Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies and Literary Studies.


Popular Contemporary Writers

Popular Contemporary Writers


Author : Michael D. Sharp
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
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ISBN : 9780761476108
Pages : 148 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

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Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.


CLANDESTINE PHOTOGRAPHY

CLANDESTINE PHOTOGRAPHY


Author : Raymond P. Siljander
Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
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ISBN : 0398086915
Pages : 672 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (398 users)

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This book explains how to take surreptitious photographs and record video of people and property in a safe and effective manner while producing excellent results. It is the most comprehensive text on clandestine photography available. It takes the reader through conventional as well as the most sophisticated clandestine photography methods in practice today, and it covers the use of all types of equipment ranging from off-the-shelf to the most high-tech equipment available. The ultra-long-range night vision photography methods discussed in this book were devised by the authors and only exist here. Readers will discover esoteric techniques for photographically recording recognizable human and vehicle plate images from distances of over a mile in both daylight and night conditions. Myriad methods for secretly photographing people and property under diverse and difficult conditions are presented. Readers will discover innovative applications of combinations of old and new photographic-related technologies—some combined in unexpected ways that produce surprising results. It is written and extremely well illustrated in an easy to understand style for all photographers regardless of skill level. The book is appropriate for anyone in law enforcement, military operations, and private investigation. It will also benefit government surveillance specialists and those responsible for detecting and thwarting manual clandestine photography.


Physiology of the Eye

Physiology of the Eye


Author : Hugh Davson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 134909997X
Pages : 846 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (349 users)

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For forty years Hugh Davson's Physiology of the Eye has been regarded as the leading textbook in ophthalmology. This extensively revised and updated fifth edition maintains this reputation and presents the author's lifelong expertise to the student. The structure and content have been revised to keep abreast of current teaching and research interests, while maintaining the style and clarity of previous editions.


Sensation and Perception

Sensation and Perception


Author : E. Bruce Goldstein
Publisher : Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 0357446593
Pages : 514 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (357 users)

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Packed with captivating examples and visuals that bring chapter concepts to life, Goldstein/Cacciamani's SENSATION AND PERCEPTION, 11e equips you with a thorough understanding of perceptual research and how the results of this research relate to everyday experiences. The authors take you on an intriguing journey through the senses with both clarity and thoroughness, drawing from their extensive classroom experience and innovative research to create a visual, colorful text. Reflecting the latest developments from the field, the 11th edition has been thoroughly updated throughout with cutting-edge research. In addition, approximately 85 new full-color figures help deepen your understanding of key concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


The World Of Colour

The World Of Colour


Author : Katz, David
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136306609
Pages : 316 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (136 users)

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Visual Process

The Visual Process


Author : Hugh Davson
Publisher : Academic Press
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ISBN : 1483259870
Pages : 814 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (483 users)

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The Eye: Volume 2, The Visual Process is a compendium of papers that describes the physiology of the eye, particularly the visual functions, the photobiology of the visual process, and the visual pathway. One paper describes the light stimuli used in physiological experiments concerning vision in terms of their spectral energy distribution, particularly the amounts of light absorbed by the photosensitive substances contained in the retinal receptors. Another paper explains the mosaic-like arrangement of the receptors and the variations of this mosaic in the different regions of the retina, including the Purkinje phenomenon which can cause errors in visual measurements. One paper examines the directional properties of the rods at long wavelengths and the theory of the Stiles-Crawford effect. Other papers investigate the limits of the visible spectrum, the scotopic luminous efficiency, theories of dark-adaptation, as well as the minimum retinal illumination, the minimum flux of energy, and the minimum amount necessary for vision. One paper notes that whereas one rod can be stimulated by one quantum (a discrete process involving one pigment molecule), it is not sufficient to make a human subject see a light stimulus. The compendium is invaluable for researchers and investigators involved in physiology, psychology, ophthalmology, and in all branches of ocular physiology.


Three Barbara Vine Mysteries

Three Barbara Vine Mysteries


Author : Ruth Rendell
Publisher : Open Road Media
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ISBN : 1504046242
Pages : 861 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (54 users)

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Three spellbinders from a New York Times–bestselling Edgar Award winner, “unequivocally the most brilliant mystery writer of our time” (Patricia Cornwell). This trio of Barbara Vine mysteries provides undisputable evidence that “no one surpasses Ruth Rendell when it comes to stories of obsession, instability, and malignant coincidence” (Stephen King). A Dark-Adapted Eye: Faith Severn never understood why her respectable aunt Vera snapped and murdered her own beloved sister. But thirty years after Vera is condemned and hanged, a true crime writer’s new investigation into the case is finally allowing Faith to see her family’s unspeakable history and its bygone tragedy in a chilling new light. An Edgar Award winner, this “rich, beautifully crafted novel” (P. D. James) is Ruth Rendell “at her formidable best” (The New York Times Book Review). The Chimney Sweeper’s Boy: When celebrated author Gerald Candless dies at his clifftop home in Devon, his daughter Sarah is commissioned to write his admiring biography—only to discover her father’s entire life was a lie. Now, Sarah fears that understanding all her father has hidden—and why—is the last thing she wants. A novel “about the power of taboos, transgressions, guilts, deceptions, horrors, [and] atonements” (Independent) from “the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world” (Time). The Brimstone Wedding: Mired in a loveless marriage and a troubled affair, Jenny Warner has only Stella Newland to confide in. A patient at the English nursing home where Jenny works, Stella is open to hearing all about Jenny’s life. Stella understands; she has secrets too. When she gives Jenny the key to her house, it unlocks a mystery about the horrifying consequences of love—and Stella is drawn into a “dark, hypnotic story of romantic obsession” (The New York Times Book Review).


Information Processing in the Visual Systems of Arthropods

Information Processing in the Visual Systems of Arthropods


Author : Rüdiger Wehner
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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ISBN : 3642654770
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (642 users)

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It is now generally accepted for a variety of reasons - morphological as well as physiologica- that the visual systems of arthropods provide a suitable model for the study of information proces sing in neuronal networks. Unlike the neurophysiology of the visual pathway in the frog and the cat which is more than adequately documented, recent work on the compound eye and optical ganglia of spiders, crustaceans, and insects has scarcely been summarized. In order to fill this void so that others, especially vertebrate neurophysiologists may become familiar with the advan tages of these systems, our group at Zurich University organized here in March 1972, a European meeting to discuss the anatomical. ! neurophysiological and behavioral knowledge on the compound eye and the visual. pathway of arthropods. Systems analysis was regarded as the main theme of the conference, but systems analysis of a network of neurons cannot be done as a mere "black-box" maneuver. The conference therefore tried to reconcile neurophysiology and behavioral analysis in order to make predictions about a necessary and sufficient neural structure. The "wiring dia grams" of such a structure might then be confirmed histologically. Hence the aim of the conferen ce was not to deal only with the structure and function of the compound eye - i. e.


Light Vision Color

Light Vision Color


Author : Arne Valberg
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 0470012129
Pages : 474 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (47 users)

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Light Vision Color takes a well-balanced, interdisciplinary approach to our most important sensory system. The book successfully combines basics in vision sciences with recent developments from different areas such as neuroscience, biophysics, sensory psychology and philosophy. Originally published in 1998 this edition has been extensively revised and updated to include new chapters on clinical problems and eye diseases, low vision rehabilitation and the basic molecular biology and genetics of colour vision. Takes a broad interdisciplinary approach combining basics in vision sciences with the most recent developments in the area Includes an extensive list of technical terms and explanations to encourage student understanding Successfully brings together the most important areas of the subject in to one volume


The Physiological Measurement Handbook

The Physiological Measurement Handbook


Author : John G. Webster
Publisher : CRC Press
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ISBN : 1439808473
Pages : 620 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (439 users)

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The Physiological Measurement Handbook presents an extensive range of topics that encompass the subject of measurement in all departments of medicine. The handbook describes the use of instruments and techniques for practical measurements required in medicine. It covers sensors, techniques, hardware, and software as well as information on processing systems, automatic data acquisition, reduction and analysis, and their incorporation for diagnosis. Suitable for both instrumentation designers and users, the handbook enables biomedical engineers, scientists, researchers, students, health care personnel, and those in the medical device industry to explore the different methods available for measuring a particular physiological variable. It helps readers select the most suitable method by comparing alternative methods and their advantages and disadvantages. In addition, the book provides equations for readers focused on discovering applications and solving diagnostic problems arising in medical fields not necessarily in their specialty. It also includes specialized information needed by readers who want to learn advanced applications of the subject, evaluative opinions, and possible areas for future study.


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The Discovery of a Visual System

The Discovery of a Visual System


Author : Adrian Horridge
Publisher : CABI
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ISBN : 1789240891
Pages : 291 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (789 users)

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NRL Report

NRL Report


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