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Walker s Primates of the World

Author : Ronald M. Nowak
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Recently extinct genera, such as the giant lemurs of Madagascar, are covered in full Text summaries present well-documented descriptions of the physical characteristics and living habits of primates in every part of the world."--BOOK JACKET.

Primates of the World

Author : Jean-Jacques Petter
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Discusses primate evolution, behavior, and classification, and provides detailed information and illustrations, arranged geographically, on every family and nearly three hundred species.

Primates of the World

Author : Ian Redmond
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This illustrated guide takes a close look at every branch of the primate family around the world, from tiny nocturnal mouse lemurs in Madagascar, to graceful langurs in India and majestic gorillas in Africa.

Primates of the World

Author : Rod Preston-Mafham
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"The study of primates in their natural environment is a relatively recent phenomenon. It is only since the 1970s that books, films and scientific papers have presented us with a wealth of fascinating insights into the biology and lifestyle of these mountain- and forest-dwelling relatives of human beings, and this new knowledge has provided the inspiration for Primates of the World." "Ken and Rod Preston-Mafham discuss the various species of lemurs, monkeys and apes, their habitats, social systems, breeding habits and rearing of young, methods of communication, feeding preferences and - last but not least - their ambivalent relationship with the human race as, in the late twentieth century, forest habitats are being destroyed and some species are threatened with extinction in the wild." "More than 60 species and subspecies of primates are illustrated and a special feature of the book are the superb photographs by Ken Preston-Mafham, who has spent many years travelling and photographing wildlife throughout the world. But despite the rapport that has been developed with many species by dedicated zoologists working in the field, some primates are still too timid to allow good close-up pictures to be taken in the dense forest where they live; in these instances, in order to show specific important details, they have been photographed in captivity." "Primates of the World is a fitting addition to the series, since these creatures are our closest relatives in the animal kingdom and therefore have a particular importance and fascination." "The authors are experienced writers and photographers of the living world, whose expertise is familiar to readers of this series. They are the authors of Butterflies of the World, Spiders of the World and Madagascar: A Natural History."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

How Monkeys See the World

Author : Dorothy L. Cheney
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Explores the communication, intelligence, and awareness of monkeys

Primate Cognition

Author : Michael Tomasello
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This book reviews all that is scientifically known about the cognitive skills of non-human primates and assesses the current state of our knowledge.

Primates and Human Cancer

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Biohazards and Zoonotic Problems of Primate Procurement Quarantine and Research

Author : M. L. Simmons
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All the Worlds Primates

Author : Noel Rowe
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This book shows you photographs or a drawing of every currently recognised taxon in the primate order with a synopsis of what is known about all 505 species. The information has been compiled by over 300 primatologists from around the world, who have done field research on their particular lemur, loris, galago, monkey, or ape in its natural habitat. The book illustrates these primates with over 1500 photographs and provides over 5000 references. You will be amazed by the diversity of the worlds primates, and it will inspire you to protect endangered primates and their habitats. Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to organisations working for the conservation of primates.

Biohazards and Zoonotic Problems of Primate Procurement Quarantine and Research

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Primates of the World

Author : Jaclyn H. Wolfheim
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First Published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

New World Primates

Author : Warren G. Kinzey
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Enth.: Most papers presented in a symposium on Nov. 19, 1988 at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Phoenix, Ariz.

The World of Primates

Author : Patrick Hook
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Illustrated guide to primates.

South American Primates

Author : Paul A. Garber
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This will be the first time a volume will be compiled focusing on South American monkeys as models to address and test critical issues in the study of nonhuman primates. In addition, the volume will serve an important compliment to the book on Mesoamerican primates recently published in the series under the DIPR book series. The book will be of interest to a broad range of scientists in various disciplines, ranging from primatology, to animal behavior, animal ecology, conservation biology, veterinary science, animal husbandry, anthropology, and natural resource management. Moreover, although the volume will highlight South American primates, chapters will not simply review particular taxa or topics. Rather the focus of each chapter is to examine the nature and range of primate responses to changes in their ecological and social environments, and to use data on South American monkeys to address critical theoretical questions in the study of primate behavior, ecology, and conservation. Thus, we anticipate that the volume will be widely read by a broad range of students and researchers interested in prosimians, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, apes, humans, as well as animal behavior and tropical biology.

Primates in the Real World

Author : Georgina M. Montgomery
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The opening of this vital new book centers on a series of graves memorializing baboons killed near Amboseli National Park in Kenya in 2009--a stark image that emphasizes both the close emotional connection between primate researchers and their subjects and the intensely human qualities of the animals. Primates in the Real World goes on to trace primatology’s shift from short-term expeditions designed to help overcome centuries-old myths to the field’s arrival as a recognized science sustained by a complex web of international collaborations. Considering a series of pivotal episodes spanning the twentieth century, Georgina Montgomery shows how individuals both within and outside of the scientific community gradually liberated themselves from primate folklore to create primate science. Achieved largely through a movement from the lab to the field as the primary site of observation, this development reflected an urgent and ultimately extremely productive reassessment of what constitutes "natural" behavior for primates. An important contribution to the history of science and of women’s roles in science, as well as to animal studies and the exploration of the animal-human boundary, Montgomery’s engagingly written narrative provides the general reader with the most accessible overview to date of this enduringly fascinating field of study.

The Primate Order

Author : Rebecca Stefoff
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An overview of the characteristics, habitat, way of life, and conservation status of various primates.

Primates

Author : John P. Rafferty Associate Editor, Earth Sciences
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Presents a comprehensive look at primates, detailing their morphology, natural history, distribution, the different types of primates, and the evolution of humans.

Primate Visions

Author : Donna J. Haraway
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Haraway's discussions of how scientists have perceived the sexual nature of female primates opens a new chapter in feminist theory, raising unsettling questions about models of the family and of heterosexuality in primate research.

Introduction to the Primates

Author : Daris R. Swindler
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Introduction to the Primates is a comprehensive but compact guide to the long evolutionary history of the world�s prosimians, monkeys, and apes, and to the much shorter history of humankind�s interactions with them, from our earliest recorded observations to the severe threats we now pose to their survival. Daris Swindler provides a detailed description of the major primate groups and their environments, from the smallest lemurs of Madagascar to the gorillas of central Africa. He compares and contrasts the primate species, looking at each with a specific anatomical focus. The range of diversity emerges as the particular characteristics of the species becomes increasingly distinct. Swindler also considers primate behavior and its close connections with environment and evolutionary differences. His account of 65 million years of successful adaptation and evolution demonstrates the drama of paleontology as evidence accrues and gaps in the history of primate evolution gradually close.

Moral Development and Reality

Author : John C. Gibbs
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Moral Development and Reality explores the nature of moral development, human behavior, and social interconnections. This fourth edition is thoroughly updated, refined, and expanded. Complete with case studies and chapter questions, it serves as a text in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in social/developmental 3sychology and human development.