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The visual system of fish

By: Douglas, R.
Contributor(s): Djamgoz, M., (editors).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chapman and Hall 1990Description: xiii, 526p.Subject(s): Book | Sensory physiologySummary: Fifteen chapters provide an up-to-date summary of contemporary knowledge relating to the visual systems of fish. By looking in detail at image formation, as well as the anatomy, physiology and development of fish vision, the book not only provides an understanding of these topics, but it also demonstrates dynamic relationships between fish vision, behaviour and the underwater environment. Drawing on a wide range of examples, the authors highlight the fact that fish provide ideal models for the vertebrate visual system and are also excellent examples of evolutionary adaptive radiation.
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Fifteen chapters provide an up-to-date summary of contemporary knowledge relating to the visual systems of fish. By looking in detail at image formation, as well as the anatomy, physiology and development of fish vision, the book not only provides an understanding of these topics, but it also demonstrates dynamic relationships between fish vision, behaviour and the underwater environment. Drawing on a wide range of examples, the authors highlight the fact that fish provide ideal models for the vertebrate visual system and are also excellent examples of evolutionary adaptive radiation.

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