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The primate family tree : the amazing diversity of our closest relatives

Author: Ian Redmond
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books (U.S.), 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Marshall edsView all editions and formats
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Contains information on the natural history, characteristics and behavior of over 250 species of primates, along with maps showing the ranges of the species.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Redmond
ISBN: 9781554073788 1554073782
OCLC Number: 410334673
Description: 176 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm
Contents: Foreword --
[ch. 1.] What is a primate? --
Primate characteristics --
Global primate distribution --
Diet and habitat --
Gardeners of the forest --
Primate cultures --
Social structures --
Communication --
Darwin's big idea --
[ch. 2.] Living with the relatives --
Friend or foe? --
Primate tourism --
Primate conservation --
In the field --
[ch. 3.] Prosimians --
Introduction : prosimians --
Lorises and the potto --
Bushbabies --
Introducing lemurs --
Dwarf and mouse lemurs --
Sportive lemurs --
True lemurs, including bamboo lemurs --
The indrid family --
Aye-aye --
Tarsiers --
[ch. 4.] 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 --
[ch. 5.] Old World monkeys --
Introduction : Old World monkeys --
Macaques --
Baboons --
Drill and mandrill --
Mangabeys --
Patas monkey and swamp monkey --
Vervet and talapoin monkeys --
Guenons --
Black-and-white colobus --
Red colobus and olive colobus --
Langurs --
Odd-nosed colobines --
Proboscis monkey --
[ch. 6.] Apes --
Introduction : apes --
Gibbons and siamang --
Brachiation --
Orangutans --
Gorillas --
Chimpanzee and bonobo --
The cultured ape --
Humans --
Where to watch primates --
Further resources --
Glossary --
Index and acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Ian Redmond ; foreword by Jane Goodall.
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Contains information on the natural history, characteristics and behavior of over 250 species of primates, along with maps showing the ranges of the species.

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