Primates in Perspective

ISBN-10: 0195171330
ISBN-13: 9780195171334
Edition: 2006
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.344

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 an editorial and discusses the future of primatological research. Ideal for introduction to primate courses, Primates in Perspective can also be used in primate behavior and primate conservation courses. It is also an invaluable reference tool for primate researchers. Features: * Includes authoritative works from fifty-nine leading researchers in primatology in all major areas of primate research * Presents the most detailed coverage of contemporary research available today on non-human primates * Provides extensive references--along with chapters on methodology and the future of primatology--that are invaluable to beginning researchers

Christina Campbell is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Northridge. Agustin Fuentes is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. Katherine MacKinnon is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Saint Louis University. Rebecca Stumpf is AssistantProfessor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois. Simon Bearder is Professor of Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University.

Agust�n Fuentes completed a B.A. in Zoology and Anthropology, and an M.A.& Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. His research and teaching interests include the evolution of social complexity in human and primate societies, conflict negotiation across primates, including humans, and reproductive behavior and ecology. He is also interested in issues of human-nonhuman primate interactions, disease and pathogen transfer. Fuentes’ recent work includes publications such as “It’s Not All Sex and Violence: Integrated Anthropology and the Role of Cooperation and Social Complexity in Human Evolution” in the American Anthropologist, “Re-visiting conflict resolution: Is there a role for emphasizing negotiation and cooperation instead of conflict and reconciliation?” in R. Sussman and A. Chapman Eds., The Origins and Nature of Sociality Aldine de Gruyter, Pub. He has published two edited volumes and is currently in the process of finishing three other texts. His current research projects include assessing behavior and disease transmission in human-monkey interactions in Asia and Gibraltar and examining the roles of cooperation, social negotiation, and patterns of niche construction in human evolution.

Preface
Contributors
Introduction
Background
A Brief History of Primate Field Studies
Primate Evolution
The Primates
The Lorisiform Primates of Asia and Mainland Africa: Diversity Shrouded in Darkness
Lemuriformes
Tarsiiformes
Callitrichines: The Role of Competition in Cooperatively Breeding Species
The Cebines: Toward an Explanation of Variable Social Structure
Sakis, Uakaris, and Titi Monkeys: Behavioral Diversity in a Radiation of Primate
Aotinae: Social Monogamy in the Only Nocturnal Haplorhines
The Atelihes: Variation in Ecology, Behavior, and Social Organization
The Asian Colobines: Diversity Among Leaf-Eating Monkeys
African Colobine Monkeys: Patterns of Between-Group Interaction
The Macaques: A Double-Layered Social Organization
Baboons, Mandrills, and Mangabeys: Afro-Papionin Socioecology in a Phylogenetic Perspective
The Guenons (Genus Cercopithecus) and Their Allies: Behavioral Ecology of Polyspecific Associations
The Hylobatidae: Small Apes of Asia
Orangutans in Perspective: Forced Copulations and Female Mating Resistance
Gorillas: Diversity in Ecology and Behavior
Chimpanzees and Bonobos: Diversity Within and Between Species
Methods
Research Questions
Advances in the Understanding of Primate Reproductive Endocrinology
Molecular Primatology
Reproduction
Life History
Primate Growth and Development: A Functional and Evolutionary Approach
Primate Sexuality and Reproduction
Reproductive Cessation in Female Primates: Comparisons of Japanese Macaques and Humans
Mate Choice
Ecology
The New Era of Primate Socioecology: Ecology and Intersexual Conflict
Primate Nutritional Ecology: Feeding Biology and Diet at Ecological and Evolutionary Scales
Conservation
Primate Seed Dispersal: Linking Behavioral Ecology with Forest Community Structure
Predation on Primates: Past Studies, Current Challenges, and Directions for the Future
Primate Locomotor Behavior and Ecology
Social Behavior and Intelligence
Social Mechanisms in the Control of Primate Aggression
Social Beginnings: The Tapestry of Infant and Adult Interactions
Postconflict Reconciliation
Social Organization: Social Systems and the Complexities in Understanding the Evolution of Primate Behavior
The Conundrum of Communication
Cooperation and Competition in Primate Social Interactions
Social Learning in Monkeys and Apes: Cultural Animals?
Tool Use and Cognition in Primates
Primate Self-Medication
Ethnoprimatology: Contextualizing Human and Nonhuman Primate Interactions
Where We Have Been, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going: The Future of Primatological Research
Index

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