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Elwyn Simons : a search for origins

Author: John G Fleagle; Christopher C Gilbert; Elwyn L Simons
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2008.
Series: Developments in primatology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For nearly a half century, Dr. Simons has dominated the study of primate evolution. This volume summarizes the current state of knowledge in many aspects of primate and human evolution that have been  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Elwyn Simons.
New York : Springer, ©2008
(DLC) 2007936873
(OCoLC)175285160
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John G Fleagle; Christopher C Gilbert; Elwyn L Simons
ISBN: 9780387738963 0387738967 0387738959 9780387738956
OCLC Number: 233971398
Notes: Papers presented at a festschrift held Sept. 16-17, 2005, in Durham, N.C., on the occasion of Simons's 75 birthday, with some additional contributions. Cf. Pref.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 460 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction to the festschrift / Fredericka B. Oakley --
Elwyn LaVerne Simons : a very personal view / Friderun Ankel-Simons --
A personal reminiscence of Elwyn / David Pilbeam --
Sir Wilfrid Le Gros Clark : the making of a paleoanthropologist / Bernard Wood --
Sir Wilfrid Le Gros Clark : personal recollections of Le Gros / Elwyn Simons --
Human evolution and the challenge of creationism : a speech given at Duke University, September 16, 2005 / John B. Oakley --
Five decades in the Fayum / Elwyn Simons [and others] --
Geology, paleoenvironment, and age of Birket Qarun Locality 2 (BQ-2), Fayum Depression, Egypt / Erik R. Seiffert [and others] --
Eocene and Oligocene mammals of the Fayum, Egypt / Elwyn Simons --
Early evolution of whales : a century of research in Egypt / Philip D. Gingerich --
The basicranial anatomy of African Eocene/Oligocene anthropoids : are there any clues for platyrrhine origins? / Richard F. Kay, Elwyn Simons and Jennifer L. Ross --
Paleontological exploration in Africa : a view from the Rukwa Rift Basin of Tanzania / Nancy J. Stevens [and others] --
Return to Dor al-Talha : paleontological reconnaissance of the early Tertiary of Libya / D. Tab Rasmussen [and others] --
Revisiting Haritalyangar, the late Miocene ape locality of India / Rajeev Patnaik --
Revisiting primate postcrania from the Pondaung Formation of Myanmar : the purported anthropoid astragalus / Gregg F. Gunnell and Russell L. Ciochcon --
A haplorhine first metatarsal from the Middle Eocene of China / Daniel L. Gebo [and others] --
New data on Loveina (Primates: Omomyidae) from the early Eocene Wasatch Formation and implications for washakiin relationships / Patricia A. Holroyd and Suzanne G. Strait --
The behavioral ecology of our earliest hominid ancestors / R.W. Sussman and Donna Hart --
Decades of lemur research and conservation : the Elwyn Simons influence / Patricia C. Wright --
Low fetal energy deposition rates in lemurs : another energy conservation strategy / Chris Tilden --
Old lemurs : preliminary data on behavior and reproduction from the Duke University Primate Center / Linda Taylor --
Peculiar tooth homologies of the greater bamboo lemur (Prolemur = Hapalemur simus) : when is a paracone not a paracone? / Jukka Jernvall, Christopher C. Gilbert and Patricia C. Wright --
How big were the "giant" extinct lemurs of Madagascar? / William L. Jungers, Brigitte Demes and Laurie R. Godfrey --
Ghosts and orphans : Madagascar's vanishing ecosystems / Laurie R. Godfrey [and others] --
Vicariance vs. dispersal in the origin of the Malagasy mammal fauna / Ian Tattersall --
On the brink of extinction : research for the conservation of the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus avunculus) / Herbert H. Covert, Le Khac Quyet and Barth W. Wright.
Series Title: Developments in primatology.
Responsibility: John G. Fleagle, Christopher C. Gilbert, editors.

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