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by Eric J. Warrant,Thomas W. Cronin

  • Author: Eric J. Warrant,Thomas W. Cronin
  • ISBN: 0691151849
  • ISBN13: 978-0691151847
  • ePub: 1572 kb | FB2: 1980 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Medicine
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1 edition (August 10, 2014)
  • Pages: 432
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 224
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Visual Ecology ePub download

Visual ecology is the study of how animals use visual systems to meet . Thomas W. Cronin is professor of biological sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Visual ecology is 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. Visual Ecology provides the first up-to-date synthesis of the field to appear in more than three decades. Sönke Johnsen is professor of biology at Duke University. N. Justin Marshall is professor of biomedical sciences at the University of Queensland in Australia.

Visual Ecology is the only current book of its kind

Visual Ecology is the only current book of its kind. I have never enjoyed an academic text this much. This book is beautifully written.

Visual Ecology is the only current book of its kind. Cronin, Johnsen, Marshall, and Warrant conclude Visual Ecology on that note - which, in my opinion, aptly summarizes their collaboration!

Visual Ecology is the only current book of its kind. This is an excellent summary of the principles and wonderful phenomena of visual ecology and sets the standard for future work. ―John A. Endler, author of Natural Selection in the Wild. Cronin, Johnsen, Marshall, and Warrant conclude Visual Ecology on that note - which, in my opinion, aptly summarizes their collaboration!

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Throughout the book, we have tried to emphasise one of the major themes to emerge within the ecology of vision: the high degree of adaptability that visual mechanisms are capable of undergoing in response to diverse, and dynamic, environments and behaviours. The Ecology of Vision.

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Thomas W. Warrant is professor of zoology at Lund University in Sweden. Sonke Johnsen is professor of biology at Duke University.

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Thomas W Cronin, Sönke Johnsen, Justin Marshall and Eric J Warrant. Princeton University Press, £4. 5. For centuries philosophers have wrestled with the uncomfortable knowledge that we cannot be certain what other people are thinking. Sumptuously illustrated and beautifully written, it deserves to be read by anybody with an interest in biology, not just students of visual ecology. Professor Richard J Ladie.

Visual ecology is 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. Visual Ecology provides the first up-to-date synthesis of the field to appear in more than three decades. Featuring some 225 illustrations, including more than 140 in color, spread throughout the text, this comprehensive and accessible book begins by discussing the basic properties of light and the optical environment. It then looks at how photoreceptors intercept light and convert it to usable biological signals, how the pigments and cells of vision vary among animals, and how the properties of these components affect a given receptor's sensitivity to light. The book goes on to examine how eyes and photoreceptors become specialized for an array of visual tasks, such as navigation, evading prey, mate choice, and communication.

A timely and much-needed resource for students and researchers alike, Visual Ecology also includes a glossary and a wealth of examples drawn from the full diversity of visual systems.The most up-to-date overview of visual ecology availableFeatures some 225 illustrations, including more than 140 in color, spread throughout the textGuides readers from the basic physics of light to the role of visual systems in animal behaviorIncludes a glossary and a wealth of real-world examples

Vispel
‘Visual Ecology’ is a very interesting and unique book on its subject. It shows that human color vision is a relatively simple process within nature’s amazingly widespread systems of vision that developed over millennia. A lot of it evolutionarily developed due to the fact that the first living creatures, invertebrates and vertebrates, lived in water which required complex visual systems to be useful, followed by flying creatures. The text of the book is written not for beginners but is technically complex. There are many great and helpful illustrations. It is greatly recommendable for people interested in the subject to get a state of knowledge presentation.
Nekora
"[The field of visual ecology] combines rigor and intellectual surprise with both beauty and humor." Cronin, Johnsen, Marshall, and Warrant conclude Visual Ecology on that note - which, in my opinion, aptly summarizes their collaboration!

There's a sense of amicability throughout the text; one that reflects the authors' shared passion for their work in this subject. As with Sonke Johnsen's first book, "The Optics of Life", this book too - "Visual Ecology" - can be read and appreciated by all readers, whatever their level of expertise in the fields of ecology, anatomy, and/or physics.

Although, for some, Visual Ecology's supplemental equations and graphics may take a few read-throughs to fully digest, the effort is well-worth the insights revealed.

Each of the book's hundreds of richly-colored, glossy photographs/diagrams/etc. are sourced; and frequently throughout Visual Ecology, the authors support their text with the works of respected researchers in the fields of optics and biology.

Personally, my favorite chapters were those that covered Nocturnal Vision, and Signals & Camouflage. I think these are natural phenomena most everyone's curious about! If you've ever wondered just how the occipital systems of insects, fish, marine invertebrates, reptiles and higher-order mammals compare to one another, and how it relates with their place in the food web--give Visual Ecology a close look!

Fiat lux!
-Cybill
Kison
Very good
GawelleN
Every page is packed with precise, authoritative, well explained ideas that were new to me. A masterful synthesis of physiology, neuroscience, ethology, and everything in between, beautifully illustrated.
I was particularly impressed with the discussions of polarization vision, which includes the circular and elliptical cases not mentioned in other works, and of motion sensing, which includes the role of eye movements.
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