Catalogue Number: 2279
The eye and visual optical instruments
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: SMITH George, ATCHISON David A
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1997
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Cambridge, UK
Publisher/Manufacturer: Cambridge University Press
Description Of Item: Paperback, 255 x 175 mm, 816 pages, black and white diagrams throughout text.
Historical Significance: The authors are Australian optometrists. George Smith (1941-2008) taught optics in the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences in the University of Melbourne from 1975 until his retirement on December 31 2003. He taught a very high standard of optics since his PhD training had been with Professor Hopkins at Reading University. He also supervised a number of PhD students who subsequently pursued successful academic careers making use of their expertise in optics, most notable among them being Professor David Atchison. He was a productive researcher, especially in collaboration with others, and as a result canvassed a wide range of optical research problems in both applied optics and visual optics. He published two books jointly with David Atchison.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (from Abe Books)
Date Acquired: Aug 2013
Condition: Very good except old library sticker on half title page
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books by Australian authors