Synopses & Reviews
This well-written, accessible text offers an extensive introduction to the field, its methods, and the animals themselves.
successfully synthesizes a thorough look at current primatology research while providing a careful examination of a variety of species.
successfully synthesizes a thorough look at current primatology research while providing a careful examination of a variety of species.\\n
Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-392) and index.
About the Author
Dean Falk is professor of anthropology at Florida State University and honorary professor of human biology at the University of Vienna. Since receiving her Ph.D. in biological anthropology from the University of Michigan in 1976, her research has focused on early hominids, brain evolution, comparative neuroanatomy, and cognitive evolution (including language origins). Research on cranial blood flow and australopithecine endocasts led Falk to develop the "radiator theory" of brain evolution and to question the conventional interpretations of certain fossils. Falk is the author of Braindance: New Discoveries About Human Origins and Brain Evolution.