Primate Ethology

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Transaction Publishers, Dec 31, 2011 - Nature - 400 pages
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This is a groundbreaking workwhich brought together studiesof monkeys and apes from boththe laboratory and the field. Manybroad aspects of primate life,including facial expressions,sexual signals, grooming, play,social organization and parental care, are covered bythe contributors and provided a whole new approach toprimate behavior.

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The Facial Displays of the Catarrhine Monkeys and Apes
Sociosexual Signals and their Intraspecific Imitation among Primates
Allogrooming in Primates a Review
Play Behaviour in Higher Primates a Review
Variability in the Social Organization of Primates
Comparative Aspects of Communication in New World Primates
The Effect of Social Companions on MotherInfant Relations in Rhesus Monkeys
MotherOffspring Relationships in Freeranging Chimpanzees
An Ethological Study of Some Aspects of Social Behaviour of Children in Nursery School

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Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape and The Human Zoo was born in Wiltshire, England in 1928. In 1951 he graduated from the University of Birmingham with first class honors and moved to Oxford to pursue doctoral studies in animal behavior under the tutorship of Dr. Niko Tinbergen. In 1973 Desmond Morris returned to Oxford as a research fellow at Wolfson College. In this role he worked with Tinbergen's research group in the Department of Zoology and would continue to research human action-patterns. Over the ensuing years he has maintained his many interests in animal behavior research, the arts, and in making television programs and films. The more significant publications in these more recent years include Manwatching, a Field-Guide to Human Behaviour (1977), The Human Animal (1994) and Peoplewatching (2002).

Darryl Bruce is professor of psychology at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the author of many articles and the co-editor of Autobiographical Memory: Theoretical and Applied Perspective and Eyewitness Memory: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives.

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