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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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This important book provides a readable, remarkably thorough, first look at the biology of the muriqui, the largest New World primate...Comparable to the works of Jane Goodall, this highly recommended book will appeal to a wide range of readers. T. C... (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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"The human race originated in Africa, from where it spread to all corners of the world. The remaining African primates, especially the apes, provide clues about our evolution. In this volume, some of the world's leading experts show us both what is... (read more)

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The New World Primates: Adaptive Radiation and the Evolution of Social Behavior, Languages, and Intelligence (Princeton Legacy Library)
The New World Primates: Adaptive Radiation and the Evolution of Social Behavior, Languages, and Intelligence (Princeton Legacy Library)
by Martin Moynihan
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The New World primates have radiated widely in tropical America, evolving a variety of adaptations to cope with different ways of life. This comparative survey examines many species. Some are highly specialized in unique ways; others have paralleled the... (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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A comprehensive review of sex differences in nonhuman primate behavior, originally published in 1982 (Eden Press, Montreal). In her new introduction, Fedigan reviews data from the entire field of primatology and brings students and researchers up to... (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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Primates do not have specific rights, say Wolfensohn and Honess (respectively, veterinary sciences and primatology; U. of Oxford); but their keepers have a duty to ensure that their lives are as comfortable as possible. Reviewing principles and... (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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Harriet Smith is both an expert in primate social development and an experienced clinical psychologist working with family problems. The science of primate development is excellent and lucidly presented, as might be expected given her background, and she... (read more)

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Games Primates Play: An Undercover Investigation of the Evolution and Economics of Human Relationships
Games Primates Play: An Undercover Investigation of the Evolution and Economics of Human Relationships
by Dario Maestripieri
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Most humans don't realize that when they exchange emails with someone, anyone, they are actually exhibiting certain unspoken rules about dominance and hierarchy. The same rules regulate the exchange of grooming behavior in rhesus macaques or chimpanzees.... (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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Wild Cultures: A Comparison Between Chimpanzee and Human Cultures
Wild Cultures: A Comparison Between Chimpanzee and Human Cultures
by Christophe Boesch
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"How do chimpanzees say, 'I want to have sex with you?' By clipping a leaf or knocking on a tree trunk? How do they eat live aggressive ants? By using a short stick with one hand or long stick with both? Ivorian and Tanzanian chimpanzees answer these... (read more)

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Monkeys on the Edge: Ecology and Management of Long-Tailed Macaques and Their Interface with Humans (Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog)
Monkeys on the Edge: Ecology and Management of Long-Tailed Macaques and Their Interface with Humans (Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog)
by Michael D. Gumert
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Long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) have a wide geographical distribution and extensively overlap with human societies across southeast Asia, regularly utilizing the edges of secondary forest and inhabiting numerous anthropogenic environments... (read more)

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Creatures of the Dark: The Nocturnal Prosimians: The Proceedings of an International Conference Held in Durham, North Carolina, June 9-12, 1993
Creatures of the Dark: The Nocturnal Prosimians: The Proceedings of an International Conference Held in Durham, North Carolina, June 9-12, 1993
by International Conference On Creatures Of
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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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The Romance of Natural History
The Romance of Natural History
by Philip Henry Gosse
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Night-attack of wolves in Mongolia. Nearly fatal combat with a kangaroo. Comic scenes with the Elephant. Captain Herriman examines a supposed Sea-serpent. This charming book, published by British naturalist PHILIP HENRY GOSSE (1810-1888) in 1860, was a... (read more)

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