Primates in Perspective

Primates in Perspective

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Primates in Perspective is the first edited volume to offer a comprehensive overview of primatology since 1987. Forty-four original essays--by fifty-nine leading researchers in the field today-- provide wide-ranging and contemporary coverage of all of the major areas of primatology. Arranged in six sections, the text begins with an introduction to primatology and a review of the natural history of the major taxonomic groups within the order Primates. It goes on to cover methodologies and research design for both field and captive settings; primate reproduction; primate ecology and conservation and their roles in the daily lives of primates; and such aspects of social behavior and intelligence as communication, learning, and cognition. The volume ends with a concluding chapter by the editors that discusses the future of primatological research. Ideal for introductory primatology courses, Primates in Perspective can also be used in upper-division behavior and conservation courses. Additionally, it is an invaluable reference tool for primate researchers.show more

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  • Hardback | 734 pages
  • 215 x 278 x 33mm | 1,712g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 35 halftones, 70 line illus.
  • 0195171349
  • 9780195171341

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"The list of contributing authors looks like an A-list of seasoned and excellent young investigators. I like the comparative aspect (the families of primates sections) and then the more general topics section--this would make a great book for any number of courses I would teach."--Deborah Overdorff, University of Texas, Austin"A new edited volume updating the state of primatology is long overdue. . . .Chapters by experts always bring the science closer to the undergraduate. This text would solve our teaching needs."--Patricia Wright, State University of New York, Stony Brook"This comprehensive, well-organized volume will undoubtedly become both required reading for students and a useful reference for seasoned primatologists."--Choiceshow more

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