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Primate Family Tree The Amazing Diversity of Our Closest Relatives

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ISBN-10: 1554073782

ISBN-13: 9781554073788

Edition: 2008

Authors: Ian Redmond, Jane Goodall

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 10/10/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 10.00" wide x 12.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Jane Goodall, 1934 - Jane Goodall, a well-respected English zoologist, is famous for her fieldwork with chimpanzees in Africa. An early interest in African wild animals and the opportunity, at age 18, to stay on a friend's farm in Kenya, led her to Dr. Louis Leakey; then curator of the National Museum of Natural History in Nairobi. Almost immediately Leakey hired Goodall as his assistant secretary, and she was soon accompanying Leakey and his wife on their expeditions. Following Leakey's suggestion that a field study of some of the higher primates would be a major contribution to the understanding of animal behavior, she began studying the chimpanzees of the Gombe Stream Research Center in…    

What is a Primate?
Primate Characteristics
Global Primate Distribution
Diet and Habitat
Gardeners of the Forest
Primate Cultures
Social Structures
Darwin's Big Idea
Living with the Relatives
Friend or Foe?
Primate Tourism
Primate Conservation
In the Field
Introduction: Prosimians
Lorises and the Potto
Introducing Lemurs
Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs
Sportive Lemurs
True Lemurs, Including Bamboo Lemurs
The Indrid family
New World Monkeys
Introduction: New World Monkeys
Marmosets and Tamarins
Night Monkeys
Titi Monkeys
Capuchins and Squirrel Monkeys
Sakis and Uakaris
Howler Monkeys
Spider Monkeys, Muriquis and Woolly Monkeys
Old World Monkeys
Introduction: Old World Monkeys
Drill and Mandrill
Patas Monkey and Swamp Monkey
Vervet and Talapoin Monkeys
Black-and-white Colobus
Red Colobus and Olive Colobus
Odd-nosed Colobines
Proboscis Monkey
Introduction: Apes
Gibbons and Siamang
Chimpanzee and Bonobo
The Cultured Ape
Where to Watch Primates
Further Resources
Index and Acknowledgments