The First Steps in Seeing
"[The First Steps in Seeing] synthesizes our understanding of the eye and retina in a way that is at once enjoyable to read, clearly presented and gorgeously illustrated. Complex subjects, ranging from biochemical pathways to the mathematical underpinnings of the relevant optics, chemistry and photometry, are elegantly explained. . . . The author has indeed given us all some new ways to think about the 'first steps in seeing.'"
—Helga Kolb, Nature Neuroscience
"[Rodieck's] enthusiasm for the retina is clear from the beautiful illustrations. Nevertheless he tackles all the physical and chemical problems involved in the early stages of vision with clarity and verve. The result is a fine exposition of all one needs to know about the way the retina deals with light, a lucid and unique work of reference for students at all levels."
—Michael F. Land, The Times Higher Education Supplement
"With little doubt, The First Steps in Seeing is a beautiful multidisciplinary tour through our current understanding of the visual system. The combination of an easy-to-read narrative and supplementary scientific detail makes this book an excellent resource for both medical students and professionals in the visual sciences and clinical ophthalmic care."
—Robert W. Nickells, Archives of Ophthalmology