An Introduction to Photobiology by Yves Le Grand

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An Introduction to Photobiology

The Influence of Light on Life

by Yves Le Grand

Faber and Faber, 1970 [First Edition], ISBN 057108849X, hardcover, dustjacket,

Very Good Condition, previous owners inscription on front flyleaf, slight warp to top right corner (see photographs)

'Anyone studying the action of light on living organisms will be interested in this monograph which is a translation of Lumiere et Vie Animale by Professor Yves Le Grand of the Natural History Museum in Paris, who has made a special study of light, colour, vision and lighting and is Vice-President of the International Commission on Illumination.

There are chapters on techniques in photobiology, ultra-violet and the living cell, animal photo-reception, visual pigments and visual responses, colour vision, non-visual reactions to radiation and bio-luminescence.  The book gives an excellent introduction to a fascinating branch of science.'