Primate Adaptation and Evolution

Primate Adaptation and Evolution

by John G. Fleagle
     
 

John Fleagle has improved on his 1988 text by re-conceptualizing 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 throughSee more details below

Overview

John Fleagle has improved on his 1988 text by re-conceptualizing 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

ISBN-13:
9780122603402
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
01/28/1988
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
486
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Tables & Illustrations
Preface
1Adaptation, Evolution, and Systematics
2The Primate Body
3Primate Lives
4Prosimians
5New World Anthropoids
6Old World Monkeys
7Apes and Humans
8Primate Communities
9Primate Adaptation
10The Fossil Record
11Primate Origins
12Fossil Prosimians
13Early Anthropoids
14Fossil Platyrrhines
15Fossil Apes
16Fossil Old World Monkeys
17Hominids, the Bipedal Primates
18Patterns in Primate Evolution
Glossary
Classification of Order Primates
Index

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