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August 1991

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Los Angeles, Calif

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(8):1070-1071. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080080030016

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Abstract

This short book was written to illustrate techniques (on topics ranging from illustrating dance steps to displaying the distribution and frequency of sun spots) that can be used to display complex data on a two-dimensional surface, such as paper or a video screen. Several hundred examples that show very complex data involving three, four, or more dimensions are presented. The text briefly describes the figures and provides a running commentary about the problems encountered and then solved in the examples presented. The illustrations in the book come from many sources (17 countries) and span seven centuries. While none of these images pertains directly to ophthalmology, the solutions presented can be, in many cases, extrapolated for use with the problems ophthalmologists encounter.

"... a collection of brilliant solutions to complex problems.

This is not a "how to" book. Rather, it is a collection of brilliant solutions to complex problems. The reader's task

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