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R. H. S. Carpenter's second edition is a delight. As was the case with the original, it is written in an engaging style and is filled with even more insights into the "how" and "why" of the ocular motor system. The original text has been considerably expanded and revised. The book is about as up to date as a single-authored textbook can be in a field in which each year's presentations and abstracts at the Neuroscience and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meetings make the previous year's knowledge of ocular motor physiology nearly obsolete. I believe Movements of the Eye should be required cover-to-cover reading for ophthalmologists, neurologists, optometrists, psychologists, physiologists and others who want a detailed but readable overview of the field of eye movements and their implications for vision.
The book is much more than a compendium of facts. It is suffused with Carpenter's own refreshingly
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