On the quanta explanation of vision

Catalogue Number: 501
On the quanta explanation of vision
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: BOUMAN Maarten Anne
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1949
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Holland
Publisher/Manufacturer: Uitgeverij DR W Junk
Description Of Item: Original thick paper wrappers, 104 pages, 25 figures in text
Historical Significance: Bouman was one of the principal researchers in the debate on the threshold sensitivity of the eye and whether one quantum was sufficient to generate a visual response, that is the eye could operate at ultimate sensitivity. (A good summary of the debate can be found in Davson H The eye Vol 2A 1976) .See also Threshold Vision and Light Quanta: A Thread through the History of Visual Science by Maarten A Bouman; Antoon M W Scholtes Journal of Modern Optics, 24, no. 2 (1977): 131-138. Bouman was a widely admired vision scientist from the Netherlands. Her festschrift was published as 'Limits in Perception: essay in honor of Maarten Anne Bouman' in 1984. See also Cat No 522 for another publication in Bouman's honour.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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