Seeing the light: optics in nature, photography, color, vision, and holography

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Wiley, 1986 - Science - 446 pages
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The most complete and lucid nonmathematical study of light available. Chapters are self-contained, making the book flexible and easy to read. Coverage includes such non-traditional topics as processes of vision and the eye, atmospherical optical phenomena, color perception and illusions, color in nature and in art, Kirilian photography, and holography. Includes experiments that can be carried out with simple equipment. Chapters contain optional advanced sections, and appendixes review the mathematics for quantitative aspects. Illustrated, including a four-color insert.

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User Review  - j-b-colson - LibraryThing

Both broad in the range of related subjects and detailed in its coverage, this well illustrated text was the most complete and useful in its time. Every photographer who wants to understand how his camera works comparatively with his own visual system needs the the knowledge in this book. Read full review


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DAVID G. STORK, PhD, is Chief Scientist at Ricoh Innovations, Inc., and Consulting Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. A graduate of MIT and the University of Maryland, he is the founder and leader of the Open Mind Initiative and the coauthor, with Richard Duda and Peter Hart, of Pattern Classification, Second Edition, as well as four other books.

ELAD YOM-TOV, PhD, is a research scientist at IBM Research Lab in Haifa, working on the applications of machine learning to search technologies, bioinformatics, and hardware verification (among others). He is a graduate of Tel-Aviv University and the Technion.

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