The Primate Order

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Marshall Cavendish, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 92 pages
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From kingdom to species, this series examines physical traits, adaptations, diets, habitats, and life cycles of the different taxonomic groups. the books include taxonomic charts (family trees), full-color illustrations, charts and tables, sidebars, a glossary, and lists of helpful resources. Striking photographs help to illustrate the immense variety in the size, shape, color, and behavior of Earth's many living things and humankind's relationship to them.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION Classifying Life
7
Animal Kingdom Family Tree
14
CHAPTER TWO Primate Families and Physical Features
29
CHAPTER THREE Habitat and Diet
51
CHAPTER FOUR Reproduction and Behavior
61
CHAPTER FIVE Primates in Peril
73
Glossary
82
Bibliography
88
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Rebecca Stefoff is the author of many books for children and young adults, including a biography of the Shawnee chieftain Tecumseh and her adaptation of Ronald Takaki's award-winning history of Asian Americans, Strangers from a Different Shore.

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