The Colobines

The Colobines
Author: Ikki Matsuda,Cyril C. Grueter,Julie A. Teichroeb
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-24
ISBN: 1108381774
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Colobines Book Excerpt:

The Colobines are a group of Afroeurasian monkeys that exhibit extraordinary behavioural and ecological diversity. With long tails and diverse colourations, they are medium-sized primates, mostly arboreal, that are found in many different habitats, from rain forests and mountain forests to mangroves and savannah. Over the last two decades, our understanding of this group of primates has increased dramatically. This volume presents a comprehensive overview of the current research on colobine populations, including the range of biological, ecological, behavioural and societal traits they exhibit. It highlights areas where our knowledge is still lacking, and outlines the current conservation status of colobine populations, exploring the threats to their survival. Bringing together international experts, this volume will aid future conservation efforts and encourage further empirical studies. It will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in primatology, biological anthropology and conservation science. Additional online resources can be found at www.cambridge.org/colobines.

Colobine Monkeys

Colobine Monkeys
Author: Glyn Ed. Davies
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 415
Release: 1994-11-24
ISBN: 9780521331531
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colobine Monkeys Book Excerpt:

Colobine monkeys have a unique digestive system, analagous to that of ruminants, which allows them to exploit foliage as a food source. This gives them a niche in Old World forests where they are often the only abundant medium-sized arboreal folivorous mammal. From a possible Miocene origin, Colobine monkeys have radiated into a wide variety of forms inhabiting a range of tropical woodlands in Africa and Asia. Most of the extant species have been subject to long term field studies, but until this book, no synthesis of work on this group has been available. The central theme of is that of adaptive radiation, showing how the special features of colobine anatomy interacted with a range of ecosystems to produce the distinctive species of today. The book discusses parallels with other mammalian groups, and will be of relevance to workers in evolutionary ecology, primatology and tropical ecology.

Parenting across the Life Span

Parenting across the Life Span
Author: Jeanne Altmann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2017-09-04
ISBN: 1351500880
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parenting across the Life Span Book Excerpt:

Research on parenting through the life course has developed around two separate approaches. Evolutionary biology provides fresh perspectives from life history theory using behavioral ecology and parental investment theory. At the same time, the social and behavioral sciences integrates research from long-term studies of individual development and from the collection of life histories.This path-breaking book advances evolutionary, life history research by integrating perspectives of these two approaches into a biosocial science of the life course. It examines parenthood as a commitment extending throughout life and focuses on the impact on parental and child behavior of changes in the timing, distribution, and intensity of parental investment. This perspective is particularly appropriate for research on parenting since the family is the universal human institution within which the bearing and rearing of children has been based and which transmits traditions, beliefs, and values to the young.

Evolutionary Nutrition

Evolutionary Nutrition
Author: N. Atiba Amen-Ra
Publsiher: Nun Amen-Ra
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2003-10-01
ISBN: 0974146900
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Nutrition Book Excerpt:

Parenting Across the Life Span

Parenting Across the Life Span
Author: Jane Beckman Lancaster
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9780202367750
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parenting Across the Life Span Book Excerpt:

Research on parenting through the life course has developed around two separate approaches. Evolutionary biology provides fresh perspectives from life history theory using behavioral ecology and parental investment theory. At the same time, the social and behavioral sciences integrates research from long-term studies of individual development and from the collection of life histories. This path-breaking book advances evolutionary, life history research by integrating perspectives of these two approaches into a biosocial science of the life course. It examines parenthood as a commitment extending throughout life and focuses on the impact on parental and child behavior of changes in the timing, distribution, and intensity of parental investment. This perspective is particularly appropriate for research on parenting since the family is the universal human institution within which the bearing and rearing of children has been based and which transmits traditions, beliefs, and values to the young.

Primate Evolution and Human Origins

Primate Evolution and Human Origins
Author: Russell L. Ciochon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN: 1351496689
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primate Evolution and Human Origins Book Excerpt:

Primate Evolution and Human Origins compiles, for the first time, the major ideas and publications that have shaped our current view of the evolutionary biology of the primates and the origin of the human line. Designed for freshmen-to-graduate students in anthropology, paleontology, and biology, the book is a unique collection of classic papers, culled from the past 20 years of research. It is also an important reference for academicians and researchers, as it covers the entire scope of primate and human evolution (with an emphasis on the fossil record). A comprehensive bibliography cites over 2000 significant articles not found in the main text.

Primate Adaptation and Evolution

Primate Adaptation and Evolution
Author: Gerard Meurant
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 1483288501
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primate Adaptation and Evolution Book Excerpt:

Primate Adaptation and Evolutionis the only recent text published in this rapidly progressing field. It provides you with an extensive, current survey of the order Primates, both living and fossil. By combining information on primate anatomy, ecology, and behavior with the primate fossil record, this book enables students to study primates from all epochs as a single, viable group. It surveys major primate radiations throughout 65 million years, and provides equal treatment of both living and extinct species. ï Presents a summary of the primate fossils ï Reviews primate evolution ï Provides an introduction to the primate anatomy ï Discusses the features that distinguish the living groups of primates ï Summarizes recent work on primate ecology

Encyclopedia of Anthropology

Encyclopedia of Anthropology
Author: H. James Birx
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 2373
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0761930299
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Anthropology Book Excerpt:

Collects 1,000 entries on the subfields on anthropology, including physical anthropology, archaeology, paleontology, linguistics, and evolution.

The Capped Langur in Bangladesh

The Capped Langur in Bangladesh
Author: Craig Britton Stanford
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 179
Release: 1991-01-01
ISBN: 9783805553964
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Capped Langur in Bangladesh Book Excerpt:

This monograph presents a detailed report on the social behaviour and ecology of a previously little known species, the capped langur (presbytis pileata). The author observed capped langurs at Madhupur National Park in Bangladesh, where they live in small one-male groups. This account of his 15-month field study focuses on the relationships among one-male groups and the influence of ecology and seasonal variation in diet upon social behaviour. patterns and aspects of intra-group and intergroup behaviour, whch are then used to test predictions of traditional ecological models of primate social systems. Features of the capped langur's behaviour and ecology that differ from previously studied colobine monkeys are also described in detail.

Primate Societies

Primate Societies
Author: Barbara B. Smuts,Dorothy L. Cheney,Robert M. Seyfarth,Richard W. Wrangham
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 585
Release: 2008-06-03
ISBN: 022622046X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primate Societies Book Excerpt:

Primate Societies is a synthesis of the most current information on primate socioecology and its theoretical and empirical significance, spanning the disciplines of behavioral biology, ecology, anthropology, and psychology. It is a very rich source of ideas about other taxa. "A superb synthesis of knowledge about the social lives of non-human primates."—Alan Dixson, Nature

Mammals of Sri Lanka

Mammals of Sri Lanka
Author: Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-07-14
ISBN: 1472932889
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mammals of Sri Lanka Book Excerpt:

A compact, easy-to-use mammal identification guide for any nature watcher on a visit to Sri Lanka. More than 40 species are described here in detail, from the Grey Slender Loris to the Giant Squirrel and the Fishing Cat. All of these animals are clearly illustrated in a collection of specially commissioned colour photographs. With more than 130 full-colour photographs, a regional distribution map and handy tips on the best localities for spotting animals. Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are truly endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allow the books to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal rucksack and suitcase space.

Primates of Western Uganda

Primates of Western Uganda
Author: Nicholas E. Newton-Fisher,Hugh Notman,James Durward Paterson,Vernon Reynolds
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2007-02-05
ISBN: 0387335056
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primates of Western Uganda Book Excerpt:

This volume covers aspects of ecology, behavior, genetics, taxonomy, 'cultural' patterns, hunting by non-human primates, physiology, dietary chemistry, and ecotourism, in several major clades of primates from galagos and pottos, through cercopithecoids, to hominoids.

The Natural History of the Doucs and Snub Nosed Monkeys

The Natural History of the Doucs and Snub Nosed Monkeys
Author: Nina G Jablonski
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 404
Release: 1998-06-25
ISBN: 9814497401
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Natural History of the Doucs and Snub Nosed Monkeys Book Excerpt:

The Natural History of the Doucs and Snub-nosed Monkeys provides a comprehensive introduction to the biology of some of the rarest and least-known nonhuman primates. Virtually unstudied and unknown until 20 years ago, the doucs and snub-nosed monkeys occupy some of the most remote habitats of eastern Asia and exhibit some of the most unusual adaptations of any nonhuman primates. The volume provides detailed information on these rare Asian primates that will be useful to practitioners of evolutionary biology, field and laboratory primatology, systematics, field ecology, and conservation biology. Contents:Introduction (N G Jablonski)Evolution and Systematics:The Evolution of the Doucs and Snub-nosed Monkeys and the Question of the Phyletic Unity of the Odd-nosed Colobines (N G Jablonski)Classification and Distribution of the Extant Subspecies of Golden Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) (Y-X Wang et al.)Mitochondrial Cytochrome b Gene Sequences of Langurs: Evolutionary Inference and Conservation Relevance (Y-P Zhang & O A Ryder)Anatomy:The Integument of the “Odd-nosed” Colobines (G Chaplin & N G Jablonski)Mandibular Morphology of the Doucs and Snub-nosed Monkeys in Relation to Diet (N G Jablonski et al.)The Morphology of the Gastrointestinal Tract of Pygathrix nemaeus (Linneaus, 1771) (J M Caton)Ecology and Behavior:Ecology and Behavior in Snub-nosed and Douc Langurs (R C Kirkpatrick)Natural History of Douc Langurs (L K Lippold)Preliminary Observations on the Ecology and Behavior of the Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus avunculus) in Northern Vietnam (R Boonratana & X C Le)Ecology and Behavior of the Guizhou Snub-nosed Langur (Rhinopithecus brelichi), with a Discussion of the Socioecology in the Genus (W V Bleisch & J-H Xie)Selected Nutrient Analysis of Plants in the Diet of the Guizhou Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus brelkichi) (W V Bleisch et al.)Preliminary Survey of the Home Range and Ranging Behavior of Golden Monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana) in Shennongjia National Natural Reserve, Hubei, China (Y-J Su et al.)Preliminary Survey of the Social Organization of Rhinopithecus roxellana in Shennongjia National Natural Reserve, Hubei, China (R-M Ren et al.)Time Budgets of the Yunnan Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti) (Y-C Long et al.)Conservation:Primate Conservation in Vietnam (L K Lippold & V N Thanh)Conservation Status and Prospects of the Snub-nosed Langurs (Colobinae: Rhinopithecus) (R-M Ren et al.)Conservation of Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus avunculus) in Vietnam (R Boonratana & X C Le)Maintenance and Breeding of Yunnan Snub-nosed Monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti) in Captivity (W-Z Ji et al.)Appendix: Toward a Gazetteer of the Snub-nosed and Douc Langurs (R C Kirkpatrick) Readership: Primatologists, anthropologists and biologists. keywords:Evolution;Primates;Paleontology;Conservation;East Asia;Southeast Asia;Mammals;Anatomy;Systematics;Taxonomy “… producing a nicely bound and printed book, with excellently reproduced illustrations, including colour photographs … the publishers' recommended price is more than fair.” International Zoo News “This book is an excellent addition to the conservation biology literature and will be a valuable reference for all university libraries … I highly recommend this book to all those who are concerned about the conservation and management of highly endangered Asian primates.” Journal of Mammalogy

Comparative Psychology

Comparative Psychology
Author: Gary Greenberg,Maury M. Haraway
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 930
Release: 1998-09-01
ISBN: 1136794514
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Psychology Book Excerpt:

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Primate Adaptation and Evolution

Primate Adaptation and Evolution
Author: John G. Fleagle
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 596
Release: 1998-09-21
ISBN: 9780080492131
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primate Adaptation and Evolution Book Excerpt:

John Fleagle has improved on his 1988 text by reconceptualizing chapters and by bringing new findings in functional and evolutionary approaches to bear on his synthesis of comparative primate data. The Second Edition provides a foundation upon which students can develop an understanding of our primate heritage. It features up-to-date information gained through academic training, laboratory experience and field research. This beautifully illustrated volume provides a comprehensive introductory text explaining the many aspects of primate biology and human evolution. Key Features * Provides up-to-date information about many aspects of primate biology and evolution * Contains a completely new chapter on primate communities * Presents totally revised chapters on primate origins, early anthropoids, and fossil platyrrhines * Includes an updated glossary, new illustrations, and a revised Classification of Order Primates * Succeeds as the best introductory text on primate evolution because it synthesizes and allows access to primary literature

Out of Africa I

Out of Africa I
Author: John G Fleagle,John J. Shea,Frederick E. Grine,Andrea L. Baden,Richard E. Leakey
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2010-08-20
ISBN: 9048190363
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Africa I Book Excerpt:

For the first two thirds of our evolutionary history, we hominins were restricted to Africa. Dating from about two million years ago, hominin fossils first appear in Eurasia. This volume addresses many of the issues surrounding this initial hominin intercontinental dispersal. Why did hominins first leave Africa in the early Pleistocene and not earlier? What do we know about the adaptations of the hominins that dispersed - their diet, locomotor abilities, cultural abilities? Was there a single dispersal event or several? Was the hominin dispersal part of a broader faunal expansion of African mammals northward? What route or routes did dispersing populations take?

Introduction to Physical Anthropology Loose Leaf Version

Introduction to Physical Anthropology  Loose Leaf Version
Author: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan,Russell L. Ciochon,Eric Bartelink
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2017-01-27
ISBN: 1337515914
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Physical Anthropology Loose Leaf Version Book Excerpt:

Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory

Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory
Author: Eric Delson,Ian Tattersall,John Van Couvering,Alison S. Brooks
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 802
Release: 2004-11-23
ISBN: 1135582289
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory Book Excerpt:

Praise for the first edition: "The most up-to-date and wide-ranging encyclopedia work on human evolution available."--American Reference Books Annual "For student, researcher, and teacher...the most complete source of basic information on the subject."--Nature "A comprehensive and authoritative source, filling a unique niche...essential to academic libraries...important for large public libraries." --Booklist/RBB

Old World Monkeys

Old World Monkeys
Author: Paul F. Whitehead,Clifford J. Jolly
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000-05-04
ISBN: 1139471368
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old World Monkeys Book Excerpt:

Old World monkeys (Cercopithecoidea) are the most successful and diverse group of living non-human primates in terms of the number of species, behavioural repertoires and ecology. They have much to teach us about the processes of evolution and the principles of ecology, and are among our closest living relatives. This volume presents a broad, technical account of cercopithecoid biology including molecular, behavioural and morphological approaches to phylogeny, population structure, allometry, fossil history, functional morphology, ecology, cognitive capabilities, social behaviour and conservation. It will be the definitive reference on this group for professionals and graduate students in primatology, animal behaviour, paleontology, morphology, systematics and physical anthropology, but will also be useful to senior undergraduates.

The International Encyclopedia of Primatology 3 Volume Set

The International Encyclopedia of Primatology  3 Volume Set
Author: AgustÃn Fuentes
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1608
Release: 2017-04-24
ISBN: 0470673370
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The International Encyclopedia of Primatology 3 Volume Set Book Excerpt:

The International Encyclopedia of Primatology represents the first comprehensive encyclopedic reference focusing on the behaviour, biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, and taxonomy of human and non-human primates. Represents the first comprehensive encyclopedic reference relating to primatology Features more than 450 entries covering topics ranging from the taxonomy, history, behaviour, ecology, captive management and diseases of primates to their use in research, cognition, conservation, and representations in literature Includes coverage of the basic scientific concepts that underlie each topic, along with the latest advances in the field Highly accessible to undergraduate and graduate students in primatology, anthropology, and the medical, biological and zoological sciences Essential reference for academics, researchers and commercial and conservation organizations This work is also available as an online resource at www.encyclopediaofprimatology.com