Primate Adaptation and Evolution - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122603402, 9781483288505

Primate Adaptation and Evolution

1st Edition

Authors: Author Unknown
eBook ISBN: 9781483288505
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th August 1988
Page Count: 540
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Description

Primate Adaptation and Evolutionis the only recent text published in this rapidly progressing field. It provides you with an extensive, current survey of the order Primates, both living and fossil. By combining information on primate anatomy, ecology, and behavior with the primate fossil record, this book enables students to study primates from all epochs as a single, viable group. It surveys major primate radiations throughout 65 million years, and provides equal treatment of both living and extinct species.

Key Features

ï Presents a summary of the primate fossils ï Reviews primate evolution ï Provides an introduction to the primate anatomy ï Discusses the features that distinguish the living groups of primates ï Summarizes recent work on primate ecology

Readership

Students in physical anthropology courses on primate evolution.

Table of Contents

Adaptation. Evolution. Systematics. The Primate Body. Primate Life. Prosimians. New World Anthropoids. Old World Monkeys. Apes and Humans. Primate Adaptations. The Fossil Record. Archaic Primates. Fossil Prosimians. Early Anthropoids and Fossil Platyrrhines. Fossil Apes. Fossil Old World Monkeys. Hominids. The Bipedal Primates. Patterns in Primate Evolution. Glossary. Classifications. Index.

Details

No. of pages:
540
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1988
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483288505

About the Author

Author Unknown

Reviews

@qu:"Fleagle has succeeded admirably in synthesizing a tremendous volume of information, while keeping the discussion clear enough to be comprehensible to students...Primate Adaptation and Evolution fills a vacuum for current textbooks in primate evolutionary studies." @source:--INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY @qu:"In his own research on primates, John Fleagle has undertaken studies of both the natural behavior of extant species and the paleobiology of extinct ones and in this textbook he has effectively combined his two concerns into a well balanced treatment of the evolution of the order...It is comprehensive and up to date and there is clearly a need or a basic text for courses on primate evolution and ecology." @source:--JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION @qu:"...Fleagle's book...is a tour de force as well as a tour d'horizon of the primate order....Fleagle's book fills a long-standing need for a comprehensive and up-to-date introductory text in its field." @source:--Ian Tattersall, NATURE @qu:"This book will be welcomed with a sigh of relief in departments of anatomy and biological anthropology worldwide. Here at last is an up-to-date, comprehensive and reliable testbook for courses in primate and human evolution....It will, and should, stand as a major teaching resource for primate evolution for some years to come. It is an excellent text and a reflection of Fleagle's major contributions to our field." @source:--Robin Crompton, PRIMATE EYE @qu:"No other single work can match the range of its topics, which matches the interests of its author, one of the leading students in primate paleontology, behavior, morphology, and evolution.... Highly recommended for all university libraries and required for science collections." @source:--E. Delson, HERBERT H. LEHMAN COLLEGE, CUNY @qu:"The text is clearly written and interesting, with many of the current questions and controversies nicely presented, giving various sides of the issues. The bibliographies for each chapter are well chosen, quite comprehensive, and up to date. The illustrations are marvelous....One might say this is a textbook with out an audience that everyone should read." @source:--AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST @qu:"The writing style is didactic, definite and clear. The student is left in no doubt what is in the mind of the author nor of his mastery of his subject....An Admirable book that deserves the success that it will undoubtedly achieve." @source:--BIOLOGY AND SOCIETY