The Eye : A Natural History, Paperback


* We spend about one-tenth of our waking hours completely blind * Only one per cent of what we see is in focus at any one time * You don't need eyes to see - blind volunteers have been taught to see through their chests Through a spellbinding mix of scientific research, mathematics, philosophy, history, myth, anecdote and language theory, Simon Ings brilliantly unravels the never-ending puzzle of how and why we see in the way that we do.

With the help of a beguiling mix of illustrated visual conundrums and enigmas, Ings triumphs with a compelling dissection of the eye's age-old mysteries that is both seriously interesting and interestingly fun.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages, Illustrations (some col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular medicine & health
  • ISBN: 9780747592860



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