Primates of the World An Illustrated Guide

ISBN-10: 0691156956

ISBN-13: 9780691156958

Edition: 2013

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This stunningly illustrated guide to the world's primates covers nearly 300 species, from the feather-light and solitary pygmy mouse lemurs of Madagascar--among the smallest primates known to exist--to the regal mountain gorillas of Africa. Organized by region and spanning every family of primates on Earth, the book features 72 splendid color plates, facing-page descriptions of key features of each family, and 86 color distribution maps.Primates of the World also includes concise introductory chapters that discuss the latest findings on primate origins and evolution, behavior and adaptations, and classification, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date primate guide available.Covers nearly 300 species and every family of primates worldwideFeatures 72 color plates--the finest illustrations of primates ever producedIncludes facing-page descriptions for each family and 86 color distribution mapshe most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the world's primates
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/25/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Jean-Jacques Petter (1927-2002) was a world authority on lemurs and one of France's leading primatologists. He was a research fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. Fran�ois Desbordes is one of France's premier wildlife illustrators. Robert Martin is the A. Watson Armour III Curator of Biological Anthropology at the Field Museum in Chicago.

Fascinating Primates
The Beginning of an Adventure
In Search of Our Origins
The Precursors of Mammals
Evolution of Madagascar's Lemurs
The Role of the Forest and Primate Adaptation
Predators
Primate Territories and Social Organization
Primate Sociability and Recognition Signals
Classification of Primates
Primates by Continent: Plates and Descriptions of Species
Madagascar
South America
Asia
Africa
Bibliography
Index of Species
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