Primates in perspective

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Oxford University Press, 2007 - Science - 720 pages
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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.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Primate Evolution
11
PART TWO The Primates
23
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Christina J. Campbell is a research associate of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She teaches courses in Biological Anthropology at The California Institute of Technology and Santa Monica College. Her research interests include behavioral ecology and reproductive endocrinology and physiology.

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