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Polarisation vision : overcoming challenges of working with a property of light we barely see. / Foster, James J.; Temple, Shelby E.; How, Martin J.; Daly, Ilse M.; Sharkey, Camilla R.; Wilby, David; Roberts, Nicholas W.

In: Naturwissenschaften, Vol. 105, No. 3-4, 27, 01.04.2018.

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Foster, James J. ; Temple, Shelby E. ; How, Martin J. ; Daly, Ilse M. ; Sharkey, Camilla R. ; Wilby, David ; Roberts, Nicholas W. / Polarisation vision : overcoming challenges of working with a property of light we barely see. In: Naturwissenschaften. 2018 ; Vol. 105, No. 3-4.

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