Primates in Perspective / Edition 2

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Featuring forty-seven original essays by seventy leading researchers, Primates in Perspective, Second Edition, offers a comprehensive and contemporary overview of all major areas of primatology. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, the second edition offers a diversity of theoretical positions on such topics as reproduction, ecology, and social behavior and intelligence.

Primates in Perspective, Second Edition, is ideal for introductory primatology courses and can also be used in upper-division behavior and conservation courses. Additionally, it is an essential reference for primate researchers.

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"This edition is geared more explicitly toward use as a teaching text, with a brief 'how to use this book' section for students and teachers, a few 'reading questions' at the beginning of each chapter, and a glossary in the back. More importantly, this edition includes completely new chapters on ecological methods, kinship, and juvenility. There are also total rewrites of several chapters, including those on tool use and behavioral data collection methods,
and minor tweaks to other chapters, including welcome changes in terminology in the chapter on social systems and updates to the chapters in the second section based on newly published field studies. I found all of these changes to be improvements and think they make it a stronger volume than the first edition." -- The Quarterly Review of Biology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195390438
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 4/23/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 403,560
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Christina J. Campbell is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Northridge.

Agustín Fuentes is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame.

Katherine C. MacKinnon is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Saint Louis University.

Simon K. Bearder is Professor of Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University.

Rebecca M. Stumpf is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Table of Contents

Introduction, Phyllis Dolhinow
PART 1: Background
1. A Brief History of Primate Field Studies, Robert Sussman
2. Socioecology History, Joyce Parga and Deborah Overdorff
3. Primate Evolution and Taxonomy, Walter Hartwig
PART 2: The Primates
4. The Lorisiforme Primates of Asia and Mainland Africa, Anna Nekaris and Simon Bearder
5. Lemuriformes, Lisa Gould and Michelle Sauther
6. Tarsiers, Sharon Gursky
7. Callitrichines Leslie Digby, Stephen Ferarri and Wendy Saltzman
8. The Cebines, Katharine Jack
9. Sakis, Uakaris, and Titi Monkeys, Marilyn Norconk
10. Aotinae, Eduardo Fernandez-Duque
11. The Atelines Anthony Di Fiore, Andrés Link, and Christina Campbell
12. The Asian Colobines, Craig Kirkpatrick
13. African Colobine Monkeys, Peter Fashing
14. The Macaques, Bernard Thierry
15. Baboons, Mandrills, and Mangabeys, Larissa Swedell
16. The Guenons, Karin Enstam Jaffe and Lynne Isbell
17. The Hylobatidae, Thad Bartlett
18. Orangutans, Cheryl Knott and Sonya Kahlenberg
19. Gorillas, Martha Robbins
20. Chimpanzees and Bonobos, Rebecca Stumpf
Part 3: Methods
21. Behavioral Methods, Christina Campbell, Margaret C. Crofoot, Katherine MacKinnon, and Rebecca Stumpf
22. Ecological Methods, Erin Vogel and Nathaniel Dominy
23. Endocrinology, Catherine Wheaton, Anne Savage and Bill Lasley
24. Molecular Primatology, Anthony Di Fiore, Richard R. Lawler, and Pascal Gagneux
Part 4: Development and Reproduction
25. Life History, Steve Leigh and Gregory Blomquist
26. Primate Growth and Development, Debra Bolter and Adrienne Zihlman
27. Social Beginnings, Katherine MacKinnon
28. Juveniles and Adolescents, Hogan Sherrow and Katherine MacKinnon
29. Primate Sexuality and Reproduction, Christina Campbell
30. Mate Choice, Joe Manson
31. Reproductive Cessation in Female Primates, Linda Fedigan and Mary Pavelka
Part 5: Ecology
32. Socioecology, Agustin Fuentes
33. Primate Nutritional Ecology, Joanna Lambert
34. Primate Seed Dispersal, Colin Chapman and Sabrina Russo
35. Predation on Primates, Lynn Miller and Adriene Treves
36. Primate Locomotor Behavior and Ecology, Paul Garber
37. Primate Self-Medication, Michael Huffman
PART 6: Social Behavior and Cognition
38. Kinship, Carole Berman
39. Cooperation and Competition in Primate Social Interactions, Paul Garber and Robert Sussman
40. Social Aggression, Irwin Bernstein
41. Reconciliation, Kate Arnold and Filippo Aureli
42. The Conundrum of Communication, Harold Gouzoules and Sarah Gouzoules
43. Tool Use, Linda Fedigan and Mary Pavelka
44. Culture and Cognition, Christine Caldwell and Andrew Whiten
PART 7: The Future
45. Conservation, Karen Strier
46. Ethnoprimatology, Erin Riley, Linda Wolfe, and Agustin Fuentes
47. Where We Have Been, Where We are, and Where We Are Going, The Editors

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