The Moving Tablet of the Eye

Author: Professor of Visual Psychology Nicholas Wade,Nicholas Wade,Benjamin W. Tatler,Lecturer in Psychology Benjamin Tatler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198566168

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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Eye movements are a vital part of our interaction with the world. They play a pivotal role in perception, cognition, and education. Research in this field is now proceeding at a considerable pace and casting new light on how the eyes move and what information we can derive during the frequentand brief periods of fixation. However, the origins of this work are less well known, even though much of our knowledge was derived from this research with far more primitive equipment. This book is unique in tracing the history of eye movement research. It shows how great strides were made in this area before modern recording devices were available, especially in the measurement of nystagmus. When photographic techniques were adapted to measure discontinuous eye movements, fromabout 1900, many of the issues that are now basic to modern research were then investigated. One of the earliest cognitive tasks examined was reading, and it remains in the vanguard of contemporary research. Modern researchers in this field will be astonished at the subtleties of these early experimental studies and the ingenuity of interpretations that were advanced one and even two centuries ago. Though physicians often carried out the original eye movement research, later on it was pursued bypsychologists - it is within contemporary neuroscience that we find these two strands reunited. Anyone interested in the origins of psychology and neuroscience will find much to stimulate and surprise them in this valuable new work.

The Eye of the Elephant

Author: Delia Owens,Mark Owens

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547524668

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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An “exciting” true account of battling the elephant poachers of Zambia by the author of Where the Crawdads Sing and her fellow biologist (The Boston Globe). Intelligent, majestic, and loyal, with lifespans matching our own, elephants are among the greatest of the wonders gracing the African wilds. Yet, in the 1970s and 1980s, about a thousand of these captivating creatures were slaughtered in Zambia each year, killed for their valuable ivory tusks. When biologists Mark and Delia Owens, residing in Africa to study lions, found themselves in the middle of a poaching fray, they took the only side they morally could: that of the elephants. From the authors of Secrets of the Savanna, The Eye of the Elephant is “part adventure story, part wildlife tale,” recounting the Owens’s struggle to save these innocent animals from decimation, a journey not only to supply the natives with ways of supporting their villages, but also to cultivate support around the globe for the protection of elephants (The Boston Globe). Filled with daring exploits among disgruntled hunters, arduous labor on the African plains, and vivid depictions of various wildlife, this remarkable tale is at once an adventure story, a travelogue, a preservationist call to action, and a fascinating examination of both human and animal nature.

The Eye of the Beholder

Author: Mark Jay Gang

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1663209499

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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On a bright, sunny day, Connecticut senator Theodore Lucci is driven home to his waterfront estate in Greenwich. An unexpected sight meets him: several police vehicles parked by his front door. As he exits his car, he is placed under arrest, and his life is changed forever. According to authorities, Theodore killed two men in cold blood and robbed $30,000 from a local bank, but there’s no motive. Theodore is the son of a self-made billionaire and has a beautiful wife, twin boys, and a successful political career. Nothing makes sense—unless Theodore is in the midst of a conspiracy. It’s possible his father, Anthony Lucci, and his father’s best friend and head of a Columbian drug cartel could be involved. Perhaps the eyewitnesses who identified Theodore are wrong, but if Theodore is innocent, who was the mystery man at the bank? There are too many questions, not enough answers, and a man’s life at stake as authorities struggle to uncover a truth that is deeply buried.

Through the Eye of the Storm

Author: Donna Criswell Owens

Publisher: WestBowPress

ISBN: 1490817875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 174

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Life’s journeys are often unplanned, yet there is comfort in knowing God is in control. I expected to grow up, to marry, and to have children, but never expected to send those two sons to war or be diagnosed with cancer requiring a bone marrow transplant. Life is full of the unexpected and, therefore, it becomes quite a ride!

The Eye of the Warlock

Author: P. W. Catanese

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689871759

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 241

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When Hansel approaches Rudi for help in finding the jewels left at the witch's cottage, Rudi doesn't believe his crazy story until all the children of the village go missing and the warlock, the father of the slain witch, makes Rudi a frightening offer of ransom as part of his plan for revenge.