Monkeys and Apes of the World

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Highlighs the differences and similarities evident in a variety of species, including chimpanzees, gibbons, gorillas, orangutans and marmosets. Examines in detail their social behavior, grooming habits and means of caring for their young.

Discusses the characteristics, habitats, and behavior of different kinds of monkeys and apes around the world.

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Overview

Highlighs the differences and similarities evident in a variety of species, including chimpanzees, gibbons, gorillas, orangutans and marmosets. Examines in detail their social behavior, grooming habits and means of caring for their young.

Discusses the characteristics, habitats, and behavior of different kinds of monkeys and apes around the world.

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This introduction to primates examines the behavioral patterns and physical features of apes and old- and new-world monkeys. Comparisons are made between different species as well as contrasts between apes and monkeys. Although chapters and section headings are not used, the text is well organized around specific themes such as habits, social behavior, etc. The writing is smooth and flows well. The combination of good quality color photographs and illustrations and well-designed, open pages with wide margins and large print create a visually appealing nature study that would make a useful addition to nature collections. Similar information at the same reading level is available in Kathryn W. Lumley's Monkeys and Apes (Childrens, 1982), but Gelman's book is more readable and more visually attractive.--Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukie, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531107492
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/1990
  • Series: First Book Series
  • Edition description: 37100 Scholastic Library
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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