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Live Flesh PDF Book By Ruth Rendell

Live Flesh

  • Author: Ruth Rendell
  • ISBN Code: : 1409068145
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 766 Readers
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Victor Jenner is a sociopath. After ten years in prison for shooting - and permanently crippling - a young policeman, Victor is released to a strange new world and told to make a new life for himself. It's hard to adjust to civilian life, but at least there's one blessing - he was never convicted for all those rapes he committed. Then Victor meets David, the policeman he shot, and David's beautiful girlfriend, Clare. And suddenly Victor's new life is starting to look an awful lot like the old one.

Adam and Eve and Pinch Me PDF Book By Ruth Rendell

Adam and Eve and Pinch Me

  • Author: Ruth Rendell
  • ISBN Code: : 0385673140
  • Publisher : Seal Books
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 396 Readers
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Jock Lewis was supposed to have died in a terrible train crash at Paddington. Minty, his girlfriend, received a letter telling her so. But, curiously, the police haven’t been in touch. And Jock has borrowed all her savings. Zillah also got a letter informing her that her husband, Jerry Leach, was dead. Something about it struck her as suspicious, but she chooses not to mention her doubts to her fiancé, an up-and-coming Conservative Member of Parliament. Fiona, a successful banker, met Jeff Leigh before the Paddington crash. And although he never seemed to have a job, and borrowed money from her, she is utterly devoted to him -- and can’t understand why he suddenly disappeared. As the novel progresses, it slowly becomes apparent how the lives of these women might be connected, and how they may figure into a series of vicious stabbing deaths that have shocked and terrified the citizens of London. With consummate skill, Ruth Rendell pulls the colourful strands of this harrowing story ever tighter, increasing the tension page by page.

The Lake Of Darkness PDF Book By Ruth Rendell

The Lake Of Darkness

  • Author: Ruth Rendell
  • ISBN Code: : 1409068722
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 288 Readers
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Martin Urban is a quiet bachelor with a comfortable life, free of worry and distractions. When he unexpectedly comes into a small fortune, he decides to use his newfound wealth to help out those in need. Finn also leads a quiet life, and comes into a little money of his own. Normally, their paths would never have crossed. But Martin's ideas about who should benefit from his charitable impulses yield some unexpected results, and soon the good intentions of the one become fatally entangled with the mercenary nature of the other. In the Lake of Darkness, Ruth Rendell takes the old adage that no good deed goes unpunished to a startling, haunting conclusion.

Portobello PDF Book By Ruth Rendell

Portobello

  • Author: Ruth Rendell
  • ISBN Code: : 0307372529
  • Publisher : Seal Books
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 849 Readers
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From crime fiction’s reigning queen comes a diabolically intricate tale that weaves together the lives of very different people in the vibrant part of London known as Portobello. Fifty-year-old Eugene Wren inherited from his father an art gallery near an arcade that now sells cashmere, handmade soaps, and children’s clothing. But he decided to move to a more upmarket site. Eugene was, perhaps, too secretive for his own good. He also had an addictive personality. But he had cut back radically on his alcohol consumption, and had given up cigarettes. Which was just as well, considering he was dating a doctor. For all his good intentions, though, there was something he didn’t want her to know. One day, Eugene comes across an envelope containing a sum of money. Rather than report the matter to the police, he writes a note and sticks it up on a lamppost near his house. This note would link a number of very different people–each with their own obsessions, problems, dreams, and despairs. And through it all the hectic life of Portobello bustles on.

A Sleeping Life PDF Book By Ruth Rendell

A Sleeping Life

  • Author: Ruth Rendell
  • ISBN Code: : 1407059718
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 223 Readers
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The tenth book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford. On a sultry August evening, the bloody body of a middle-aged woman is discovered beneath a hedge by a small boy. There are only two things that surprise Wexford about the murder scene. One, that the only contents of the woman's handbag are some keys and a wallet containing nothing but some money. And two, how even in death, her deathly grey eyes possess a scornful glare. The woman turns out to be Rhoda Comfrey, but there's no murder weapon, no apparent motive, and no one who actually cares that she died. Wexford's only hunch is that the clues to her murder must lie in her solitary London life. But her existence there becomes frustratingly impossible to trace.

The Water's Lovely PDF Book By Ruth Rendell

The Water's Lovely

  • Author: Ruth Rendell
  • ISBN Code: : 0385673930
  • Publisher : Seal Books
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 217 Readers
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The award-winning author of The Babes in the Wood and The Rottweiler brings us another terrifically paced, richly drawn novel of suspense and psychological intrigue. Weeks went by when Ismay never thought of it at all. Then something would bring it back or it would return in a dream. The dream always began in the same way. She and her mother would be climbing the stairs, following Heather’s lead through the bedroom to what was on the other side, not a bathroom in the dream but a chamber floored and walled in marble. In the middle of it was a glassy lake. The white thing in the water floated towards her, its face submerged, and her mother said, absurdly, “Don’t look!” The dead man was Ismay’s stepfather, Guy. Now, nine years on, she and her sister, Heather, still live in the same house in Clapham. But it has been divided into two self-contained flats. Their mother had lived upstairs with her sister, Pamela. And the bathroom, where Guy had drowned, had disappeared. Ismay worked in public relations, and Heather in catering. They got on well. They always had. They never discussed the changes to the house, still less what had happened that August day. . . But even lives as private as these, where secrets hang in the air like dust, intertwine with other worlds and other individuals. And, with painful inevitability, the truth will emerge.

The Saint Zita Society PDF Book By Ruth Rendell

The Saint Zita Society

  • Author: Ruth Rendell
  • ISBN Code: : 0385671660
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 616 Readers
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Life in the well-manicured London locale of Hexam Place is not as placid and orderly as it appears. Behind the tranquil gardens and polished entryways, relationships between servants and their employers are set to combust. Henry, the handsome valet to Lord Studley, is sleeping with both the Lord's wife and his university-age daughter. Montserrate, the Still family's lazy au pair, is helping to hide Mrs. Still's illicit affair with a television actor--for a small fee. June, the haughty housekeeper to a princess of dubious origin, is hard at work forming a "society" for servants to address complaints about their employers. Meanwhile, a disturbed gardener, Dex, believes a voice in his cellphone is giving him godlike instructions--that could endanger the lives of all who reside in Hexam Place. A deeply observed and suspenseful update to the upstairs/downstairs genre, The St. Zita Society is Ruth Rendell at her incisive best.

A Judgement In Stone PDF Book By Ruth Rendell

A Judgement In Stone

  • Author: Ruth Rendell
  • ISBN Code: : 1409067866
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 650 Readers
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'Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write.' Eunice, the Coverdales' housekeeper, guns down four of her employers in the space of fifteen minutes one Valentine's Day. None of them suspected anything. Her motive remained hidden. As the police investigate, Eunice schemes to escape the blame – desperate to preserve the terrible secret of her illiteracy. But Eunice's blindness to a crucial aspect of the world throws her plans into jeopardy... A gripping tragedy of crime and class, widely regarded as one of Ruth Rendell's seminal masterworks and a crime fiction classic.

The Babes in the Wood PDF Book By Ruth Rendell

The Babes in the Wood

  • Author: Ruth Rendell
  • ISBN Code: : 0385673167
  • Publisher : Seal Books
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 493 Readers
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This was an investigation which would call into question many of Wexford’s assumptions about the way people behave, including his own family. . . In The Babes in the Wood Ruth Rendell brings her keen psychological insight and rigorous moral sense to bear on Wexford’s assumptions about the way people behave, including his own family, as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of two teenagers and their babysitter. There hadn’t been anything in living memory like the kind of rain that had caused the River Brede to burst its banks and flood the homes in the area. The Subaqua Task Force could find no trace of the missing teenagers and their babysitter…but their mother was still convinced that her children were dead.

The Turn of the Screw PDF Book By Henry James

The Turn of the Screw

  • Author: Henry James
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Page : pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 737 Readers
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The Turn of the Screw', first published in 1898, is a novella written by Henry James, who was considered a master of creating best psychological fiction. It is a gothic novel, work of great horror, by one of the most acclaimed authors of the modern European literature.

Murder Being Once Done PDF Book By Ruth Rendell

Murder Being Once Done

  • Author: Ruth Rendell
  • ISBN Code: : 1409068226
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 312 Readers
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Fans of PD James, Ann Cleeves and Donna Leon will love this compelling and captivating mystery from multi-million copy and SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author Ruth Rendell. Full of twists, turns and tension, it will get right under the skin and keep you hooked from page one...! 'The most brilliant mystery novelist of our time' -- Patricia Cornwell 'Probably the greatest...crime writer in the world' -- Ian Rankin '[Wexford] has become an old friend who gets better with age' -- Herald 'Fabulous book that keeps you gripped until the very last page!' -- ***** Reader review 'Had my gripped from the start' -- ***** Reader review 'A brilliant book' -- ***** Reader review 'Quirky and fascinating' -- ***** Reader review 'A must read' -- ***** Reader review ********************************************************************************************* It seems fitting that the final resting place of a girl's body should be in a graveyard. But this is no peaceful burial. This is a brutal murder scene. Under strict orders from his doctor to indulge in no criminal investigation, Wexford is sent to London for a break away from the pressures of the Kingsmarkham police force. But then he discovers that his nephew Howard is heading the investigation into the macabre murder of Loveday Morgan, whose body was found abandoned in Kenbourne Cemetery. Despite opposition from Howard and his team, Wexford is drawn to the case. And when he unearths Loveday's connection to a religious cult whose leader was imprisoned for sexual absue, he relentlessly pursues this sinister new lead...

Blood Meridian PDF Book By Cormac McCarthy

Blood Meridian

  • Author: Cormac McCarthy
  • ISBN Code: : 0307762521
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 224 Readers
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25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION • An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West—from the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.

The Private Patient PDF Book By P. D. James

The Private Patient

  • Author: P. D. James
  • ISBN Code: : 0307371689
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 311 Readers
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With all the qualities that P. D. James’s readers have come to expect: a masterly psychological and emotional richness of characterization, a vivid evocation of place and a credible and exciting mystery. When the notorious investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, books into Mr. Chandler-Powell’s private clinic in Dorset for the removal of a disfiguring, long-standing facial scar, she has every prospect of a successful operation by a distinguished surgeon, a week’s peaceful convalescence in one of Dorset’s most beautiful manor houses and the beginning of a new life. She will never leave Cheverell Manor alive. When Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate the murder – and a second death occurs – even more complicated problems than the question of innocence or guilt arise.

The Accomplice PDF Book By Elizabeth Ironside

The Accomplice

  • Author: Elizabeth Ironside
  • ISBN Code: : 1788630254
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Page : 250 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 993 Readers
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Secrets should stay buried. Passion, betrayal, and murder in the Russian Revolution When the remains of a child are found beneath the rose bed in Jean Loftus’s garden, the police struggle to identify the victim – and to find out if Jean has any links with the killing. Then Xenia, a mysterious Russian student, arrives. Can she be a link to Jean’s own secrets, to her childhood in Russia during the Revolution, to her life in Latvia between the wars, and the competing passions of two lost lovers? What secret is Xenia herself concealing? Lawyer Zita Daunsey gradually uncovers the truth, or thinks she does. But how far should she go to unearth old crimes? And what would the price be in letting them them lie, when doing so will make her an accomplice to murder? Praise for Elizabeth Ironside ‘Excellent local colour and culture, good adventure and an admirable denouement’ Marcel Berlins ‘She joins those few mystery writers you unreservedly look forward to reading ... a thoroughly satisfying psychological thriller’ Harriet Waugh, Spectator ‘A fine, stylish book to be savoured’ James Melville ‘Superbly handled ... a masterly example of classic crime fiction’ Birmingham Post ‘A spell-binding story of love, murder and deception’ Coventry Evening Telegraph ‘Enticing murder mystery’ Manchester Evening News

Evolution Gone Wrong PDF Book By Alex Bezzerides

Evolution Gone Wrong

  • Author: Alex Bezzerides
  • ISBN Code: : 1443457027
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 939 Readers
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An eye-opening look into why our bodies work—or don’t—the way they do. From blurry vision to crooked teeth, ACLs (anterior cruciate ligaments) that tear at alarming rates and spines that seem to spend a lifetime falling apart, it’s surprising that human beings have beaten the odds as a species. After all, we’re the only survivors on our branch of the tree of life. Why do human mothers have such a life-endangering experience giving birth? And why are there entire medical specialties for teeth and feet? In this funny, wide-ranging and often surprising book, biologist Alex Bezzerides tells us from where we inherited our adaptable, achy, brilliant bodies in the process of evolution. The book traces the delightfully unexpected answers to these questions and many more: · Why do we blink? · Why don’t our teeth regularly fit in our mouths? · Why do women menstruate when so many other mammals don’t? · Why did humans stand up on two legs in the first place?

Genre Matters PDF Book By Garin Dowd,Jeremy Strong,Lesley Stevenson

Genre Matters

  • Author: Garin Dowd,Jeremy Strong,Lesley Stevenson
  • ISBN Code: : 1841501077
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Page : 178 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 977 Readers
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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.

CLANDESTINE PHOTOGRAPHY PDF Book By Raymond P. Siljander,Lance W. Juusola

CLANDESTINE PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Author: Raymond P. Siljander,Lance W. Juusola
  • ISBN Code: : 0398086915
  • Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • Page : 672 pages
  • Genre : Photography
  • Reviews : 890 Readers
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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.

The World Of Colour PDF Book By Katz, David

The World Of Colour

  • Author: Katz, David
  • ISBN Code: : 1136306609
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 316 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 150 Readers
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Physiology of the Eye PDF Book By Hugh Davson

Physiology of the Eye

  • Author: Hugh Davson
  • ISBN Code: : 0323162169
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Page : 654 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 582 Readers
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Physiology of the Eye, Fourth Edition reviews major advances in the physiology of the eye, including improvements in photochemical and electrophysiological techniques. In particular, the successful application of modern microelectrode techniques to the recording of activity at all stages in the visual pathway is considered. This edition is organized into four sections encompassing 23 chapters and begins with an overview of the anatomy of the eye and its vegetative physiology and biochemistry, paying particular attention to the aqueous humor and the intraocular pressure, the vitreous body, the cornea, and the lens. The discussion then shifts to the mechanism of vision, including its photochemical aspects and muscular mechanisms, and the neurophysiology of visual perception. Advances in electrophysiology of the receptors, and of the central nervous pathways of vision and eye movement, are examined along with the remarkable developments in separative techniques of the lens crystallins and the biochemical aspects of lens transparency. This book is a valuable resource for students and researchers in fields ranging from ocular science to physiology and biochemistry.

The Physiological Measurement Handbook PDF Book By John G. Webster

The Physiological Measurement Handbook

  • Author: John G. Webster
  • ISBN Code: : 1439808481
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Page : 616 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 288 Readers
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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.

Information Processing in the Visual Systems of Arthropods PDF Book By Rüdiger Wehner

Information Processing in the Visual Systems of Arthropods

  • Author: Rüdiger Wehner
  • ISBN Code: : 3642654770
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 168 Readers
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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.

The Visual Process PDF Book By Hugh Davson

The Visual Process

  • Author: Hugh Davson
  • ISBN Code: : 1483259870
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Page : 814 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 777 Readers
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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.

The Discovery of a Visual System PDF Book By Adrian Horridge

The Discovery of a Visual System

  • Author: Adrian Horridge
  • ISBN Code: : 1789240891
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Page : 291 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 712 Readers
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Light Vision Color PDF Book By Arne Valberg

Light Vision Color

  • Author: Arne Valberg
  • ISBN Code: : 0470012129
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 474 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 801 Readers
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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

Handbook of Pediatric Retinal Disease PDF Book By Kenneth W. Wright,Peter H. Spiegel,Lisa Thompson

Handbook of Pediatric Retinal Disease

  • Author: Kenneth W. Wright,Peter H. Spiegel,Lisa Thompson
  • ISBN Code: : 0387279334
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 494 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 904 Readers
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Based on Dr. Wright’s classic major reference, Handbook of Pediatric Retinal Disease outlines the latest findings in diagnosing retinal disorders in children's and the best available treatment options. Distilling the essentials of these somewhat uncommon discorders and diseases into a portable, complete and authorative pocket reference, this handbook offers a complete picture of how to best treat pediatric patients. Specifically, the introductory chapters on the specifics of pediatric ophthalmology (embryology, post-natal development and the pediatric exam) will help newcomers to pediatric practice fully grasp the subtle differences in pediatric care. The chapters are written by leading experts in the field and are presented in a user-friendly format, relying on heavily illustrated in color plates, clincally helpful tables, charts, and decision-making guidelines. This approach will enable the practitioner (whether specialist or generalist) to make the most accurate diagnosis and choose the most effective treatment option.

Non-Invasive Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical Diagnosis PDF Book By Robert B. Northrop

Non-Invasive Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical Diagnosis

  • Author: Robert B. Northrop
  • ISBN Code: : 1498749925
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Page : 500 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 950 Readers
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Non-Invasive Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical Diagnosis, Second Edition discusses NIMD as a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary field. The contents within this second edition text is derived from Professor Robert B. Northrop’s experience teaching for over 35 years in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut. The text focusses on the instruments and procedures which are used for non-invasive medical diagnosis and therapy, highlighting why NIMD is the preferred procedure, whenever possible, to avoid the risks and expenses associated with surgically opening the body surface. This second edition also covers a wide spectrum of NIMD topics including: x-ray bone densitometry by the DEXA method; tissue fluorescence spectroscopy; optical interferometric measurement of nanometer tissue displacements; laser Doppler velocimetry; pulse oximetry; and applications of Raman spectroscopy in detecting cancer, to name a few. This book is intended for use in an introductory classroom course on Non-Invasive Medical Instrumentation and Measurements taken by juniors, seniors, and graduate students in Biomedical Engineering. It will also serve as a reference book for medical students and other health professionals intrigued by the topic. Practicing physicians, nurses, physicists, and biophysicists interested in learning state of the art techniques in this critical field will also find this text valuable. Non-Invasive Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical Diagnosis, Second Edition concludes with an expansive index, bibliography, as well as a comprehensive glossary for future reference and reading.

Facets of Vision PDF Book By Doekele G. Stavenga,Roger C. Hardie

Facets of Vision

  • Author: Doekele G. Stavenga,Roger C. Hardie
  • ISBN Code: : 3642740820
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 454 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 216 Readers
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The papers published in this Volume are the fruits of a symposium held in Regensburg in April 1987. The meeting was held to com memorate two most significant events in the development of com pound eye research. In chronological order these are firstly, Sigmund Exner's seminal monograph on the physiology of compound eyes of crustaceans and insects, which was first published in Vienna in 1891, and is now shortly to appear for the first time in the English translation [Exner, S. (1989) The Physiology of the Compound Eyes of Insects and Crustaceans. Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York Tokyo]. Secondly, the meeting was also held in honour of Professor Hansjochem Autrum's 80th birthday. Professor Autrum, who is justly acknowledged as one of the pioneers of modern compound eye research, attended the meeting as the guest of honour. In keeping with these historical occasions, it has been our intention in this volume to present a comprehensive collection of short reviews covering the major aspects of compound eye research. Whilst the most up-to-date developments have been included in every field from optics, through photochemistry, phototransduction, integrative processes and behavior, an attempt has also been made to provide a historical perspective.

The Physiology of The Eye PDF Book By Hugh Davson

The Physiology of The Eye

  • Author: Hugh Davson
  • ISBN Code: : 0323143946
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Page : 652 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 577 Readers
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The Physiology of the Eye, Third Edition reviews major advances in the physiology of the eye, including improvements in photochemical and electrophysiological techniques. In particular, the successful application of modern microelectrode techniques to the recording of activity at all stages in the visual pathway is considered. This edition is organized into five sections and begins with an overview of the vegetative physiology and biochemistry of the eye, emphasizing the aqueous humor and the intraocular pressure, the vitreous body, cornea, and lens. The following chapters discuss the mechanism of vision, including the electrophysiology of the retina, and some fundamental principles of ocular physiology. An account of the important advances made possible by the application of modern methods to the analysis of the eye movements, pupillary function, and so on is also given. The remaining sections focus on the theoretical and practical foundation laid by the work of classical research workers in the realm of physiological optics. This book is intended for students and researchers in fields ranging from ocular science to physiology and biochemistry.

Nebulae and How to Observe Them PDF Book By Steven Coe

Nebulae and How to Observe Them

  • Author: Steven Coe
  • ISBN Code: : 1846287294
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 156 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 487 Readers
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This book presents an up-to-date detailed description and categorisation of the large range of astronomical objects that fall under the general heading of nebulae, and then instructs the reader in the best ways to successfully observe and record them. Nebulae and How to Observe Them is a comprehensive mine of information for all levels of amateur observers, from the beginner to the experienced.

Designing Soldier Systems PDF Book By John Martin,Laurel Allender,Pamela Savage-Knepshield,John Lockett

Designing Soldier Systems

  • Author: John Martin,Laurel Allender,Pamela Savage-Knepshield,John Lockett
  • ISBN Code: : 1317152077
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Page : 504 pages
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 340 Readers
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This book focuses on contemporary human factors issues within the design of soldier systems and describes how they are currently being investigated and addressed by the U.S. Army to enhance soldier performance and effectiveness. Designing Soldier Systems approaches human factors issues from three main perspectives. In the first section, Chapters 1-5 focus on complexity introduced by technology, its impact on human performance, and how issues are being addressed to reduce cognitive workload. In the second section, Chapters 6-10 concentrate on obstacles imposed by operational and environmental conditions on the battlefield and how they are being mitigated through the use of technology. The third section, Chapters 11-21, is dedicated to system design and evaluation including the tools, techniques and technologies used by researchers who design soldier systems to overcome human physical and cognitive performance limitations as well as the obstacles imposed by environmental and operations conditions that are encountered by soldiers. The book will appeal to an international multidisciplinary audience interested in the design and development of systems for military use, including defense contractors, program management offices, human factors engineers, human system integrators, system engineers, and computer scientists. Relevant programs of study include those in human factors, cognitive science, neuroscience, neuroergonomics, psychology, training and education, and engineering.

Sensation and Perception PDF Book By Hugh J. Foley,Mary Bates

Sensation and Perception

  • Author: Hugh J. Foley,Mary Bates
  • ISBN Code: : 1000228924
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 500 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 121 Readers
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Maintaining the strong pedagogy, abundant student-friendly examples, and engaging conversational style of the previous editions, the sixth edition of this introductory textbook makes technical scientific information accessible to those who are beginning to specialize in cognitive psychology. Sensation and Perception, Sixth Edition is newly available in a more affordable paperback version, making it ideal for undergraduate students. In this new edition Bates has built on Foley and Matlin’s core text to add updates focusing on multisensory integration, neural plasticity, and cognitive neuroscience, as well as real-world examples and practical applications of psychological phenomena. The sixth edition retains the clear organization of previous versions, covering a wide range of core topics, from skin senses such as touch to chemical senses such as taste and smell, to our complex visual and auditory sensory systems. This book is essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates studying courses on sensation and perception.

Noninvasive Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical Diagnosis PDF Book By Robert B. Northrop

Noninvasive Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical Diagnosis

  • Author: Robert B. Northrop
  • ISBN Code: : 1420041207
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Page : 544 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 172 Readers
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Noninvasive medical diagnosis (NIMD) is as old as medical practice itself. From the earliest healers' observations of odors, skin color, and breath sounds to today's wealth of technologies, the basics remain the same and keep the role of NIMD essential to effective medical care. Noninvasive Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical Diagnos

Experimental Marine Biology PDF Book By Richard Mariscal

Experimental Marine Biology

  • Author: Richard Mariscal
  • ISBN Code: : 0323152791
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 735 Readers
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Experimental Marine Biology consists of eight chapters dealing with the various disciplines of marine biology. This book aims to give insights into the problems and perspectives of each discipline, as well as point out new directions which research endeavors might most profitably follow. This reference material starts with the basic topic about aquarium technique, specifically closed-system marine aquariums. This book then presents field experiments in marine ecology and describes marine organisms' behavior, physiology, endocrinology, biochemistry, and toxicology. The development in marine organisms is also discussed. This work will be valuable to both interested students and experienced researchers in this field.

Perceiving in Depth, Volume 2: Stereoscopic Vision PDF Book By Ian P. Howard,Brian J. Rogers

Perceiving in Depth, Volume 2: Stereoscopic Vision

  • Author: Ian P. Howard,Brian J. Rogers
  • ISBN Code: : 0199877351
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 648 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 860 Readers
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The three-volume work Perceiving in Depth is a sequel to Binocular Vision and Stereopsis and to Seeing in Depth, both by Ian P. Howard and Brian J. Rogers. This work is much broader in scope than the previous books and includes mechanisms of depth perception by all senses, including aural, electrosensory organs, and the somatosensory system. Volume 1 reviews sensory coding, psychophysical and analytic procedures, and basic visual mechanisms. Volume 2 reviews stereoscopic vision. Volume 3 reviews all mechanisms of depth perception other than stereoscopic vision. The three volumes are extensively illustrated and referenced and provide the most detailed review of all aspects of perceiving the three-dimensional world. Volume 2 addresses stereoscopic vision in cats and primates, including humans. It begins with an account of the physiology of stereoscopic mechanisms. It then deals with binocular rivalry, binocular summation, binocular masking, and the interocular transfer of visual effects, such as the motion aftereffect and visual learning. The geometry of the region in binocular space that creates fused images (the horopter) is discussed in some detail. Objects outside the horopter produce images with binocular disparities that are used for stereoscopic vision. Two chapters provide accounts of mechanisms that bring the images into binocular register and of stimulus tokens that are used to detect binocular disparities. Another chapter discusses cyclopean effects, such as cyclopean illusions, cyclopean motion, and binocular direction that are seen only with binocular vision. Stereoacuity is the smallest depth interval that can be detected. Methods of measuring stereoacuity and factors that influence it are discussed. Two chapters deal with the various types of binocular disparity and the role of each type in stereoscopic vision. Another chapter deals with visual effects, such as figure perception, motion perception, and whiteness perception that are affected by the relative distances of stimuli. The spatiotemporal aspects of stereoscopic vision, including the Pulfrich stereomotion effect are reviewed. The volume ends with an account of techniques used to create stereoscopic displays and of the applications of stereoscopy.

Vision in Fishes PDF Book By M. Ali

Vision in Fishes

  • Author: M. Ali
  • ISBN Code: : 1475702418
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 836 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 698 Readers
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No more than a fish loves water. - Is not this a strange fellow, my lord, that so confidently seems to undertake this business, which he knows is not to be done; damns himself to do, and dares better be damn'd than to dolt? All's Well That Ends Well Act III, Sc. 6 This volume is the direct result of a NATO-Advanced Study Institute of the same title. held at Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada, August 1974, under the joint sponsor ship of the NATO-Scientific Advisory Committee, National Research Council of Canada and the Universite de Montreal. It is not, however, strictly restricted to the lectures and seminars pre sented at the ASI. Contributions have been included from two workers who found at a fairly late stage that they could not attend and also included are a table giving the visual pigments and an other dealing with the distribution and development of retinomotor responses. I encouraged the authors to prepare speculative reviews highlighting their own research or that of their immediate col leagues and a number of them have done so. Several contributors, notably those who were asked to give lectures of a general nature at the ASI have written reviews of somewhat greater scope. The result is a collection of papers representing a great variety of approaches to the study of vision in fishes.

Dictionary of Physics PDF Book By Palgrave Macmillan Ltd

Dictionary of Physics

  • Author: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd
  • ISBN Code: : 1349660221
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 660 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 448 Readers
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The "Dictionary of Physics" is a major reference source in the vast and dynamic field of physics that caters for both the undergraduate and graduate student. Spanning the space between the primary literature and educational texts, it encompasses 16,000 entries and 1.8 million words in four volumes.

The Physiology of Mosquitoes PDF Book By A. N. Clements

The Physiology of Mosquitoes

  • Author: A. N. Clements
  • ISBN Code: : 1483222764
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Page : 404 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 295 Readers
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Pure and Applied Biology, Volume 17: The Physiology of Mosquitoes explores some physiological aspects of mosquitoes, including their development, metabolism, survival, reproduction, and behavior. This book is composed of 16 chapters, and begins with discussions on the early life of mosquitoes, larval nutrition, excretion, respiration, and the osmotic and ionic regulation of body fluids. The succeeding chapters deal with different factors affecting the growth and metamorphosis of mosquitoes; the structure and function of their circulatory system; survival and longevity; adult mosquito feeding, nutrition, and metabolism; and reproduction and sense organs. These topics are followed by surveys of the mosquito's diapauses activity, larva and pupa behavior, and regulation of adult activity. The last chapters examine the host-seeking activity, mating, swarming, and ovoposition of mosquito. This book will be of great value to entomologists, developmental biologists, physiologists, and researchers who are interested in expanding their knowledge in mosquito behavior.

The Ecology and Biology of Nephrops Norvegicus PDF Book By

The Ecology and Biology of Nephrops Norvegicus

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  • ISBN Code: : 0124105335
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 734 Readers
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Advances in Marine Biology has been providing in-depth and up-to-date reviews on all aspects of marine biology since 1963 -- over 40 years of outstanding coverage! The series is well known for its excellence of reviews and editing. Now edited by Michael Lesser (University of New Hampshire, USA), with an internationally renowned Editorial Board, the serial publishes in-depth and up-to-date content on a wide range of topics that will appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, and biological oceanography. Advances in Marine Biology has been providing in-depth and up-to-date reviews on all aspects of marine biology since 1963. The series is well-known for both its excellence of reviews and editing.

Astrophysical Techniques, Sixth Edition PDF Book By C.R. Kitchin

Astrophysical Techniques, Sixth Edition

  • Author: C.R. Kitchin
  • ISBN Code: : 1466511176
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Page : 554 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 565 Readers
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Long used in undergraduate and introductory graduate courses, Astrophysical Techniques, Sixth Edition provides a comprehensive account of the instruments, detectors, and techniques employed in astronomy and astrophysics. Emphasizing the underlying unity of all astronomical observations, this popular text provides a coherent state-of-the-art account of the instruments and techniques used in current astronomy and astrophysics. As in earlier editions, the author aims to reduce the trend towards fragmentation of astronomical studies. The underlying unity of all of astronomical observation is emphasized by the layout of the book: the pattern of detection → imaging → ancillary techniques has been adopted so that one stage of an observation is encountered together with the similar stages required for all other information carriers. The book is written in a very accessible manner, and most of the mathematics is accessible to those who have attended a mathematics course in their final years at school. Nevertheless, the treatment of the topics in general is at a sufficiently high level to be of use to those professionals seeking technical information in areas of astronomy with which they might not be completely familiar.

Choosing and Using Astronomical Filters PDF Book By Martin Griffiths

Choosing and Using Astronomical Filters

  • Author: Martin Griffiths
  • ISBN Code: : 1493910442
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 269 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 761 Readers
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As a casual read through any of the major amateur astronomical magazines will demonstrate, there are filters available for all aspects of optical astronomy. This book provides a ready resource on the use of the following filters, among others, for observational astronomy or for imaging: Light pollution filters Planetary filters Solar filters Neutral density filters for Moon observation Deep-sky filters, for such objects as galaxies, nebulae and more Deep-sky objects can be imaged in much greater detail than was possible many years ago. Amateur astronomers can take photographs that rival those of professional observatories! The ability to do this has been brought about by the revolution in CCD cameras and improved filters. The book pinpoints which astronomical objects are best observed with which filters. Post-processing (using Photoshop) is also discussed, since it is helpful in further improving filtered astro images. The last part of the book is an observational guide to 100 deep sky objects that benefit from the use of filters – all personally observed by the author – with notes on the filters used (or potentially of use) in their observation and imaging. There are also notes on their celestial coordinates, magnitudes and other pertinent information.