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Creatures of the Dark
Creatures of the Dark
by L. Alterman
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`This volume contains a wealth of information, much of it new and exciting, from many aspects of nocturnal prosimian biology.' The Quarterly Review of Biology, March 1997... (read more)

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Gorillas (Animals I See at the Zoo)
Gorillas (Animals I See at the Zoo)
by Kathleen Pohl
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Introduces gorillas, a popular zoo animal, and describes what they are like and how they behave.... (read more)

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Cultured Chimpanzee (04 Edition)
Cultured Chimpanzee (04 Edition)
by Mcgrew
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A significant and stimulating analysis exploring the case for culture in chimpanzees and other primates.... (read more)

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The Monkeys of Stormy Mountain: 60 Years of Primatological Research on the Japanese Macaques of Arashiyama (Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog)
The Monkeys of Stormy Mountain: 60 Years of Primatological Research on the Japanese Macaques of Arashiyama (Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog)
by Jean-baptiste Leca
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The Arashiyama group of Japanese macaques holds a distinguished place in primatology as one of the longest continuously studied non-human primate populations in the world. The resulting long-term data provide a unique resource for researchers, allowing... (read more)

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Primate Behavioral Ecology (4TH 11 Edition)
Primate Behavioral Ecology (4TH 11 Edition)
by Karen B. Strier
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Primate Behavioral Ecology, described as “an engaging, cutting-edge exposition,” incorporates exciting new discoveries and the most up-to-date approaches in its introduction to the field and its applications of behavioral ecology to primate... (read more)

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Animal Homosexuality: A Biosocial Perspective
Animal Homosexuality: A Biosocial Perspective
by Aldo Poiani
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Homosexuality is an evolutionary paradox in search for a resolution, not a medical condition in search for a cure. Homosexual behavior is common among social animals, and mainly expressed within the context of a bisexual sexual orientation. Exclusive... (read more)

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Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog #44: Seasonality in Primates: Studies of Living and Extinct Human and Non-Human Primates
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog #44: Seasonality in Primates: Studies of Living and Extinct Human and Non-Human Primates
by Diane K. Brockman
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The emergence of the genus Homo is widely linked to the colonization of new highly seasonal savannah habitats. However, until now, our understanding of the possible impact of seasonality on this shift has been limited because we have little general... (read more)

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Faces in the Forest: The Endangered Muriqui Monkeys of Brazil
Faces in the Forest: The Endangered Muriqui Monkeys of Brazil
by Karen B. Strier
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The woolly spider monkey, or muriqui, is one of the most threatened primate species in the world. Because of deforestation in their natural habitat--the Atlantic coastal forests of southeastern Brazil--the muriquis are confined to less than 3 percent of... (read more)

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Primate Ethology
Primate Ethology
by Desmond Morris
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This is a groundbreaking work in the field of ethology- the zoological study of animal behaviorwhich was rapidly gaining ground in the 1960s when this collection was first published. These specially commissioned papers bought together studies of monkeys... (read more)

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All Apes Great and Small (Developments in Primatology)
All Apes Great and Small (Developments in Primatology)
by Birute Marija Filomena Galdikas
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Many of the papers in this volume were first presented at the Third International Great Apes of the World Conference, held July 3-6, 1998 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The editors of this volume, the first in a two-volume series, are world renowned... (read more)

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In the Shadow of Man
In the Shadow of Man
by Jane Goodall
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Meet Greg. Heandrsquo;s a stocky guy with an outsized swagger. Heandrsquo;s been the intimidating yet sociable don of his posse of friendsandmdash;including Abe, Keith, Mike, Kevin, Torn Trunk, and Willie. But one arid summer the tide begins to shift and... (read more)

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The Functional and Evolutionary Biology of Primates
The Functional and Evolutionary Biology of Primates
by Russell Tuttle
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These original contributions on the evolution of primates and the techniques for studying the subject cover an enormous range of material and incorporate the work of specialists from many different fields, showing the necessity of a multidisciplinary... (read more)

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Primate Paradigms: Sex Roles and Social Bonds
Primate Paradigms: Sex Roles and Social Bonds
by Linda M. Fedigan
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This critical review of behavior patterns in nonhuman primates is an excellent study of the importance of female roles in different social groups and their significance in the evolution of human social life. "A book that properly illuminates in rich... (read more)

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Real Chimpanzee (09 Edition)
Real Chimpanzee (09 Edition)
by Christophe Boesch
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The Real Chimpanzee encapsulates the fascinating behaviour of wild chimpanzees and discusses the differences observed in different populations across the species, and across the many levels of their social behaviour. It explains why sex competition and... (read more)

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Handbook of Primate Husbandry and Welfare
Handbook of Primate Husbandry and Welfare
by Sarah Wolfensohn
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Handbook of Primate Husbandry and Welfare covers all aspects of primate care and management both in the laboratory environment and in zoos. From the welfare and ethics of primate captivity through to housing and husbandry systems, environmental... (read more)

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Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog #55: Spider Monkeys: The Biology, Behavior and Ecology of the Genus Ateles
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog #55: Spider Monkeys: The Biology, Behavior and Ecology of the Genus Ateles
by Christina J. Campbell
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Spider monkeys are one of the most widespread New World primate genera, ranging from southern Mexico to Bolivia. Although they are common in zoos, spider monkeys are traditionally very difficult to study in the wild, because they are fast moving, live... (read more)

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Nanomaterials
Nanomaterials
by K. T. Ramesh
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The enabling science in much of nanotechnology today is the science of nanomaterials; indeed in the broadest sense, nanotechnology would not be possible without nanomaterials. Nanomaterials: Mechanics and Mechanisms seeks to provide an entrè into the... (read more)

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Parenting for Primates (06 Edition)
Parenting for Primates (06 Edition)
by Smith
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What parent hasn't wondered "What do I do now?" as a baby cries or a teenager glares? Making babies may come naturally, but knowing how to raise them doesn't. As primatologist-turned-psychologist Harriet J. Smith shows in this lively safari through the... (read more)

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Five New World Primates: A Study in Comparative Ecology (Monographs in Behavior and Ecology)
Five New World Primates: A Study in Comparative Ecology (Monographs in Behavior and Ecology)
by John Terborgh
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Launching a new series, Monographs in Behavior and Ecology, this work is an intensive study of five species of New World monkeys--all omnivores with a diet of fruit and small prey. Notwithstanding their common diet, they differ widely in group size... (read more)

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Among the Great Apes: Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest Relatives
Among the Great Apes: Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest Relatives
by Paul Raffaele
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Paul Raffaele, whom the Washington Post calls the "last of the great, old-fashioned adventure writers," is on a journey to meet the last great apes living in the wild. The great apes—bonobos, chimpanzees, orangutans, and gorillas&#8212... (read more)

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