New Trends in Basic and Clinical Research of Glaucoma: A Neurodegenerative Disease of the Visual System is the latest volume fromProgress in Brain Research focusing on new trends in basic and clinical research of glaucoma. This established international series examines major areas of basic and clinical research within neuroscience, as well as emerging subfields.
I have been asked to write a brief foreword to this volume honoring Hisako Ikeda, providing a review of the accomplishments in our field over the past four decades, when Hisako was an active participant. This I am delighted to do. It has been a most exciting time in vision research and Hisako has been right in the middle of much of the excitement, publishing on a wide variety of topics and providing much new data and many new insights. Hisako's research career can be divided by decades into four quite distinct areas of inquiry. In the 1950s, as a student in Japan, her research interests were psychophysical in nature, and she was concerned with visual illusions, figural aftereffects, and motion detec- tion. In the 1960s, after her move to London, she began electrophysiological studies. Much of her work in the 1960s was concerned with the electroretinogram (ERG), its components, and the use of this electrical response for evaluating spectral sensitivities of the eye and retinal degenerations. This work represented the beginning of her electrodiagnostic clinical work, which continued until her retirement.
A national bestseller, DESIGN BASICS presents art fundamentals concepts in full two- to four-page spreads, making the text easy for students to refer to while they work and giving instructors the utmost flexibility in organizing the course. The authors provide diverse, two-dimensional visual examples from many periods, peoples, and cultures for all elements and principles of design. This updated edition features an exciting array of stunning new examples of painting, graphic design, architecture, and new media to help students recognize the language of design in everyday life. Icons throughout the book prompt students to access CourseMate, which provides studio art demonstrations, video interviews that provide insight into the creative process, interactive exercises that help students explore the foundations of art, and an interactive eBook.
"The anthology Visual Culture for a Global Audience takes a conceptually progressive approach to visual images and examines the role of control in visuals and images of gender, science, technology, and race. The material connects practical visual issues to critical, cultural studies. Images at the focus of this book are related to militarization, state violence, control, and masculinity in entertainment, journalism, advertising, and more. The text features imagery from around the globe, including that of regional indigenous populations. Introductions to each main section highlight key concepts that provide readers with the language and perspectives necessary for critical interpretation. These introductions also feature guiding questions that prepare students for the subsequent chapters. Editors' comments throughout the text offer additional description. Each chapter includes references and recommended readings. Visual Culture for a Global Audience is ideal for undergraduate and graduate classes related to visual communication, design, media and journalism, and courses focused on meanings of media and new technologies. The book is relevant to those interested in interpreting the meanings of advertising, politics, international relations, current events, journalism, and images. Robert E. Gutsche, Jr., Ph.D., teaches journalism and visual communication at Florida International University, Miami. A journalist since 1996, his scholarship focuses on news, culture, and power. The author of three books, his work also appears in Visual Communication, Visual Communication Quarterly, and Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. Alina Rafikova, M.S., is a scholar and Fulbright grantee who studies place branding and intercultural relations. She has interned at the United Nations. She also participated in the organization of G20 and AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation events in Russia and served as a graduate research assistant at Florida International University."
Mass Spectrometry Basics provides authoritative yet plain-spoken explanations of the basic concepts of this powerful analytical method without elaborate mathematical derivations. The authors describe processes, applications, and the underlying science in a concise manner supported by figures and graphics to further comprehension. The text provides practical approaches to interpreting mass spectral data and step-by-step guides for identifying chemically relevant compounds. Additionally, the authors have included an extensive reference section and a quick guide to each chapter that offers immediate access to key information.
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