Faces In The Forest / Edition 1

Faces In The Forest / Edition 1

by Karen B. Strier
     
 

The woolly spider monkey, or muriqui, is one of the most threatened primate species in the world. Because of deforestation in their natural habitat--the Atlantic coastal forests of southeastern Brazil--the muriquis are confined to less than 3 percent of their original range. This book traces the natural history of the muriqui from its scientific discovery in 1806 to… See more details below

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The woolly spider monkey, or muriqui, is one of the most threatened primate species in the world. Because of deforestation in their natural habitat--the Atlantic coastal forests of southeastern Brazil--the muriquis are confined to less than 3 percent of their original range. This book traces the natural history of the muriqui from its scientific discovery in 1806 to its current, highly endangered status. Karen Strier provides a case study of this scientifically important primate species by balancing field research and ecological issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674290082
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
0.37(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface, 1999
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Charcoal Monkey3
2Fragmented Forest9
3Models to Mud15
4From Days to Years35
5Early Risers and Other Surprises50
6Peaceful Patrilines66
7Life Histories, Unsolved Mysteries82
8Conservation Concerns and Compromises98
AppendixForests Known to Support Muriquis113
Notes115
References126
Index135

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