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This stunningly illustrated guide to the world's primates covers nearly 300 species, from the feather-light and solitary pygmy mouse lemurs of Madagascar--among the smallest primates known to exist--to the regal mountain gorillas of Africa. Organized by region and spanning every family of primates on Earth, the book features 72 splendid color plates, facing-page descriptions of key features of each family, and 86 color distribution maps.

Primates of the World also includes concise introductory chapters that discuss the latest findings on primate origins and evolution, behavior and adaptations, and classification, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date primate guide available.

  • Covers nearly 300 species and every family of primates worldwide
  • Features 72 color plates--the finest illustrations of primates ever produced
  • Includes facing-page descriptions for each family and 86 color distribution maps
  • The most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the world's primates

About the Author

Jean-Jacques Petter (1927-2002) was a world authority on lemurs and one of Frances leading primatologists. He was a research fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. François Desbordes is one of Frances premier wildlife illustrators. Robert Martin is the A. Watson Armour III Curator of Biological Anthropology at the Field Museum in Chicago.

Table of Contents

Fascinating Primates
The Beginning of an Adventure 1
In Search of Our Origins 4
The Precursors of Mammals 6
Evolution of Madagascar's Lemurs 9
The Role of the Forest and Primate Adaptation 15
Predators 22
Primate Territories and Social Organization 26
Primate Sociability and Recognition Signals 28
Classification of Primates 36
Primates by Continent: Plates and Descriptions of Species
Madagascar 48
South America 72
Asia 104
Africa 142
Bibliography 182
Index of Species 184

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691156958
Author:
Petter, Jean Jacques
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Desbordes, François
Author:
Petter, Jean-Jacques
Author:
Martin, Robert
Subject:
Apes & Monkeys
Subject:
Nature Studies-Primates
Subject:
Birds and Natural History
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Popular science
Subject:
Birds and N
Subject:
atural history
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130825
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
72 color plates. 13 color illus. 7 line
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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