Primates in Perspective

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Primates in Perspective is the first edited volume to offer a comprehensive overview of primatology since 1987. Forty-four original essays--by fifty-nine leading researchers in the field today-- provide wide-ranging and contemporary coverage of all of the major areas of primatology.

Arranged in six sections, the text begins with an introduction to primatology and a review of the natural history of the major taxonomic groups within the order Primates. It goes on to cover ...

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Primates in Perspective is the first edited volume to offer a comprehensive overview of primatology since 1987. Forty-four original essays--by fifty-nine leading researchers in the field today-- provide wide-ranging and contemporary coverage of all of the major areas of primatology.

Arranged in six sections, the text begins with an introduction to primatology and a review of the natural history of the major taxonomic groups within the order Primates. It goes on to cover methodologies and research design for both field and captive settings; primate reproduction; primate ecology and conservation and their roles in the daily lives of primates; and such aspects of social behavior and intelligence as communication, learning, and cognition. The volume ends with a concluding chapter by the editors that discusses the future of primatological research.

Ideal for introductory primatology courses, Primates in Perspective can also be used in upper-division behavior and conservation courses. Additionally, it is an invaluable reference tool for primate researchers.

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"The list of contributing authors looks like an A-list of seasoned and excellent young investigators. I like the comparative aspect (the families of primates sections) and then the more general topics section--this would make a great book for any number of courses I would teach."--Deborah Overdorff, University of Texas, Austin

"A new edited volume updating the state of primatology is long overdue. . . .Chapters by experts always bring the science closer to the undergraduate. This text would solve our teaching needs."--Patricia Wright, State University of New York, Stony Brook

"This comprehensive, well-organized volume will undoubtedly become both required reading for students and a useful reference for seasoned primatologists."--Choice

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  • ISBN-13: 9780195171341
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Pages: 736
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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Visiting Scholar, Pomona College; Adjunct Faculty Member, Santa Monica College

University of Notre Dame

Saint Louis University

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology, George Washington University; Biologist, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Oxford Brookes University

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Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Contributors     xiii
Introduction   Phyllis Dolhinow     1
Background     5
A Brief History of Primate Field Studies   Robert W. Sussman     6
Primate Evolution   Walter Hartwig     11
The Primates     23
The Lorisiform Primates of Asia and Mainland Africa: Diversity Shrouded in Darkness   Anna Nekaris   Simon K. Bearder     24
Lemuriformes   Lisa Gould   Michelle Sauther     46
Tarsiiformes   Sharon Gursky     73
Callitrichines: The Role of Competition in Cooperatively Breeding Species   Leslie J. Digby   Stephen F. Ferrari   Wendy Saltzman     85
The Cebines: Toward an Explanation of Variable Social Structure   Katharine M. Jack     107
Sakis, Uakaris, and Titi Monkeys: Behavioral Diversity in a Radiation of Primate   Seed Predators   Marilyn A. Norconk     123
Aotinae: Social Monogamy in the Only Nocturnal Haplorhines   Eduardo Fernandez-Duque     139
The Atelihes: Variation in Ecology, Behavior, and Social Organization   Anthony Di Fiore   Christina J. Campbell     155
The Asian Colobines: Diversity AmongLeaf-Eating Monkeys   R. Craig Kirkpatrick     186
African Colobine Monkeys: Patterns of Between-Group Interaction   Peter J. Fashing     201
The Macaques: A Double-Layered Social Organization   Bernard Thierry     224
Baboons, Mandrills, and Mangabeys: Afro-Papionin Socioecology in a Phylogenetic Perspective   Clifford J. Jolly     240
The Guenons (Genus Cercopithecus) and Their Allies: Behavioral Ecology of Polyspecific Associations   Karin L. Enstam   Lynne A. Isbell     252
The Hylobatidae: Small Apes of Asia   Thad Q. Bartlett     274
Orangutans in Perspective: Forced Copulations and Female Mating Resistance   Cheryl D. Knott   Sonya M. Kahlenberg     290
Gorillas: Diversity in Ecology and Behavior   Martha M. Robbins     305
Chimpanzees and Bonobos: Diversity Within and Between Species   Rebecca Stumpf     321
Methods     345
Research Questions   Elsworth Ray     346
Advances in the Understanding of Primate Reproductive Endocrinology   Bill L. Lasley   Anne Savage     356
Molecular Primatology   Anthony Di Fiore   Pascal Gagneux     369
Reproduction     395
Life History   Steven R. Leigh   Gregory E. Blomquist     396
Primate Growth and Development: A Functional and Evolutionary Approach   Debra Bolter   Adrienne Zihlmon     408
Primate Sexuality and Reproduction   Christina J. Campbell     423
Reproductive Cessation in Female Primates: Comparisons of Japanese Macaques and Humans   Linda Marie Fedigan   Mary S. M. Pavelka     437
Mate Choice   Joseph H. Manson     447
Ecology     465
The New Era of Primate Socioecology: Ecology and Intersexual Conflict   Deborah Overdorff   Joyce Parga     466
Primate Nutritional Ecology: Feeding Biology and Diet at Ecological and Evolutionary Scales   Joanna E. Lambert     482
Conservation   Karen B. Strier     496
Primate Seed Dispersal: Linking Behavioral Ecology with Forest Community Structure   Colin A. Chapman   Sabrina E. Russo     510
Predation on Primates: Past Studies, Current Challenges, and Directions for the Future   Lynne E. Miller   Adrian Treves     525
Primate Locomotor Behavior and Ecology   Paul A. Garber     543
Social Behavior and Intelligence     561
Social Mechanisms in the Control of Primate Aggression   Irwin S. Bernstein     562
Social Beginnings: The Tapestry of Infant and Adult Interactions   Katherine C. MacKinnon     571
Postconflict Reconciliation   Kate Arnold   Filippo Aureli     592
Social Organization: Social Systems and the Complexities in Understanding the Evolution of Primate Behavior   Agustin Fuentes     609
The Conundrum of Communication   Harold Gouzoules   Sarah Gouzoules     621
Cooperation and Competition in Primate Social Interactions   Robert W. Sussman   Paul A. Garber     636
Social Learning in Monkeys and Apes: Cultural Animals?   Christine A. Caldwell   Andrew Whiten     652
Tool Use and Cognition in Primates   Melissa Panger     665
Primate Self-Medication   Michael A. Huffman     677
Ethnoprimatology: Contextualizing Human and Nonhuman Primate Interactions   Linda D. Wolfe   Agustin Fuentes     691
Where We Have Been, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going: The Future of Primatological Research   Christina J. Campbell   Agustin Fuentes   Katherine C. MacKinnon   Melissa Panger   Simon K. Bearder     702
Index     707
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