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Primate adaptation and evolution

Author: John G Fleagle
Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Fleagle, John G.
Primate adaptation and evolution.
San Diego : Academic Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98087186
(OCoLC)40543995
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John G Fleagle
ISBN: 9780080492131 0080492134 9780122603419 0122603419
OCLC Number: 156671832
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 596 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Adaptation, evolution, and systematics --
The primate body --
Primate lives --
Prosimians --
New World anthropoids --
Old World monkeys --
Apes and humans --
Primate communities --
Primate adaptations --
The fossil record --
Primate origins --
Fossil prosimians --
Early anthropoids --
Fossil platyrrhines --
Fossil apes --
Fossil Old World monkeys --
Hominids, the bipedal primates --
Patterns in primate evolution.
Responsibility: John G. Fleagle.
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Presents a foundation upon which students can develop an understanding of our primate heritage. This work provides an introduction explaining the many aspects of primate biology and human evolution.  Read more...

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