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Tarsiers: Past, Present and Future

Edited By: PC Wright, EL Simons and S Gursky

342 pages, Illus

Rutgers University Press

Hardback | Jun 2003 | #142356 | ISBN: 0813532361
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NHBS Price: £63.50 $81/€76 approx

About this book

Presents contrasting perspectives on the most debated questions in Tarsier studies. Beginning with an examination of the origins, phylogeny, anatomy, and genetics of Tarsiers, the study moves on to discuss current issues of taxonomy, behavioural ecology and vocalizations. The final section focuses on future conservation efforts in the face of potential extinction.


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Biography

Patricia C. Wright is a professor of anthropology at Suny, Stony Brook and director of the Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments, Stony Brook and Madagascar. Elwyn L. Simons is the head of the Division of Fossil Primates of the Duke University Primate Center where, with Wright, he established one of the world's only viable captive tarsier colonies. A member of the National Academies of Science, he is the author of Primate Evolution: An Introduction to Man's Place in Nature. Sharon Gursky is an assistant professor of anthropology at Texas A&M University.

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