Primate Adaptation and Evolution

Second revised edition, first published in 1988, of a textbook on primate biology, aimed at university level students and lecturers in anthropology. Contains a new chapter on primate communities, as well as up-to-date information gained through academic training, laboratory experience and field research.
Author:
John G. Fleagle

Short Description

Second revised edition, first published in 1988, of a textbook on primate biology, aimed at university level students and lecturers in anthropology. Contains a new chapter on primate communities, as well as up-to-date information gained through academic training, laboratory experience and field research.

Long description

John Fleagle has improved on his 1988 text by reconceptualizing chapters and by bringing new findings in functional and evolutionary approaches to bear on his synthesis of comparative primate data. The Second Edition provides a foundation upon which students can develop an understanding of our primate heritage. It features up-to-date information gained through academic training, laboratory experience and field research. This beautifully illustrated volume provides a comprehensive introductory text explaining the many aspects of primate biology and human evolution.

Product details

Author:
John G. Fleagle
Subtitle:
(2nd Edition)
Format:
Hardcover
Publisher:
Academic Press
Edition:
2nd edition
ISBN:
9780122603419
Pages:
596
Width (mm):
196
Length (mm):
244
Table of Contents:
  • Tables & Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Adaptation, Evolution, and Systematics
  • The Primate Body
  • Primate Lives
  • Prosimians
  • New World Anthropoids
  • Old World Monkeys
  • Apes and Humans
  • Primate Communities
  • Primate Adaptations
  • The Fossil Record
  • Primate Origins
  • Fossil Prosimians
  • Early Anthropoids
  • Fossil Platyrrhines
  • Fossil Apes
  • Fossil Old World Monkeys
  • Hominids, the Bipedal Primates
  • Patterns in Primate Evolution
  • Index

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