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The Life of Primates


By: Pia Nystrom and Pamela Ashmore

452 pages, illustrations

Prentice Hall

Paperback | Feb 2008 | #174463 | ISBN-13: 9780130488282
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About this book

The field of primatology has grown to become very complex and now incorporates information from molecular genetics, physiology, and brain studies. Many of the texts imparting this information are much too advanced for undergraduate students.

Pia Nystrom & Pamela Ashmore present to you a comprehensive text written about nonhuman primates built from the ground up written for the undergraduate student. The Life of Primates helps students tackle the complex ideas and issues of primatology by first establishing the context and groundwork from which these studies were conducted.


Preface Chapter 1: Introduction to the Nonhuman Primates Chapter 2: Primate Classification Chapter 3: Primate Biogeography Chapter 4: The Primate Body Chapter 5: Primate Evolution Chapter 6: Primate Ecology Chapter 7: Primate Social Organization Chapter 8: Primate Social Relationships Chapter 9: Primate Communication Chapter 10: The Primate Brain and Complex Behavior Chapter 11: Primate Conservation Appendix A Metric-Imperial Conversions Appendix B Comparative Primate Skeletons Appendix C List of all Extant Species Appendix D List of all Extinct Species Glossary Bibliography

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Both Pia Nystrom & Pamela Ashmore are university teachers and researchers. Both authors have worked with primates in both captive and field situations and have endeavored to bring their passion for this field of study to students of every age.

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