Series: Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Volume: 33
530 pages, 347 b/w plates, 107 figs, 19 tabs
Comprehensive treatment of primate paleontology capturing the complete history of the discovery and interpretation of primate fossils. The chapters range from primate origins to the advent of anatomically modern humans. Each emphasizes three key components of the record of primate evolution: history of discovery, taxonomy of the fossils, and evolution of the adaptive radiations they represent.
'An essential reference for any university library.' New Scientist '! a treasure-trove of up-to-date descriptive and interpretative summaries ! this will be a must for any paleoanthropologist or paleontologist working on fossil primates. The editor and Cambridge deserve kudos for this product.' The Human Nature Review 'I can recommend The Primate Fossil Record to students and professionals alike. Besides aiding in their research, it will also, in particular thanks to its History of Discovery and Debate and Evolution sections, be a great resource to those who teach primate evolution.' PalAss Newsletter '![an] essential reference work for the foreseeable future.' TRENDS in Ecology & Evolution '! a magnificent contribution to the literature on primate evolution ! anyone teaching or researching on primate evolution will want a copy.' Journal of Human Evolution '! an impressively clear compilation and synthesis of knowledge and interpretations of the primate fossil record ! a key reference text for both the specialist primate palaeontologist and others in primatology with an interest in the evolutionary record.' Primate Eye '! [an achievement] that is unlikely to be equalled for some considerable time.' Folia Primatologica '! this volume succeeds brilliantly as a reference source. It will be a welcome companion for paleo-primatologists for the next two decades ! another very positive element of this volume are the numerous high-quality photographs and line drawings of fossil material.' Journal of Paleontology
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