Catalogue Number: 2680
The topography of vision in mammals of contrasting life style: comparative optics and retinal organisation
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: HUGHES Austin
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: Undated. About 1976
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Canberra, ACT, Australia
Publisher/Manufacturer: John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU
Description Of Item: Yellow paper wrappers, 250 x 180 mm, side stapled, 190 pages, 26 black and white figures in text, 593 references.
Historical Significance: This book is a pre-publication manuscript intended for publication in Handbook of Sensory Physiology. Volume VII/5. The Visual System in Vertebrates. Springer: 1977. It was written by Austin Hughes when he was a researcher in the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University. He was later the Director of the National Vision Research Institute of Australia from 1983 to 1990 during which time he changed his gender and name to Abbie Angharad Hughes.
How Acquired: Donated by Robert Augusteyn, former Director of the National Vision Research Institute of Australia
Date Acquired: March 2015
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books by Australian authors