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Groves, Colin P.

Works: 85 works in 215 publications in 4 languages and 7,128 library holdings
Genres: Classification  Pictorial works  Popular works  History  Academic theses  Field guides 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Creator, wat, Collector, Author of introduction, Speaker, 958
Classifications: GN281, 599.938
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Most widely held works by Colin P Groves
Bones, stones, and molecules : "out of Africa" and human origins by David W Cameron( )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bones, Stones and Molecules provides some of the best evidence for resolving the debate between the two hypotheses of human origins. The debate between the 'Out of Africa' model and the 'Multiregional' hypothesis is examined through the functional and developmental processes associated with the evolution of the human skull and face and focuses on the significance of the Australian record. The book analyzes important new discoveries that have occurred recently and examines evidence that is not available elsewhere. Cameron and Groves argue that the existing evidence supports a recent origin for modern humans from Africa. They also specifically relate these two theories to interpretations of the origins of the first Australians. The book provides an up-to-date interpretation of the fossil, archaeological and the molecular evidence, specifically as it relates to Asia, and Australia in particular." --Publisher description
Bovids of the world : antelopes, gazelles, cattle, goats, sheep, and relatives by José R Castelló( )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First comprehensive field guide to cover all 279 bovid species, including antelopes, gazelles, cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goats
Taxonomic tapestries : the threads of evolutionary, behavioural and conservation research by Marc Oxenham( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the complexity, diversity and interwoven nature of taxonomic pursuits within the context of explorations of humans and related species. It also pays tribute to Professor Colin Groves, whose work has had an enormous impact on this field
Systematics and taxonomy of Australian mammals by Stephen M Jackson( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete taxonomic revision of all Australian mammals, both terrestrial and marine
A theory of human and primate evolution by Colin P Groves( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the evidence of primate and human evolution in the light of new evolutionary models and advances in taxonomic theory. Dr. Groves discusses the "Nomogenesis" of Lev Berg and criticizes the cladistic school of taxonomy, adapting it in the light of theories of speciation. The result is a theory in which internal processes play a major role in human evolution and taxonomy becomes of major importance in evolutionary interpretation. The book will interest students and teachers of human biology and evolution, physical anthropologists, zoologists, paleontologists, and primatologists
Taxonomy of Australian mammals by Stephen M Jackson( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxonomy of Australian Mammals utilises the latest morphometric and genetic research to develop the most up to date and comprehensive revision of the taxonomy of Australian mammals undertaken to date. It proposes significant changes to the higher ranks of a number of groups and recognises several genera and species that have only very recently been identified as distinct. This easy to use reference also includes a complete listing of all species, subspecies and synonyms for all of Australia's mammals, both native and introduced as well as terrestrial and marine. This book lays a foundation for future taxonomic work and identifies areas where taxonomic studies should be targeted, not only at the species and subspecies level but also broader phylogenetic relationships
Gorillas by Colin P Groves( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of man's nearest relation in the animal kingdom--the gorilla
Primate taxonomy by Colin P Groves( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Colin Groves proposes a complete taxonomy of living primates, reviewing the history and practice of their classification and providing an up-to-date synthesis of recent molecular and phylogenetic research. He contends that the taxonomy of living species is critical to understanding evolutionary relationships, and that the taxonomic designation of individual species is the starting point for conservation."--Jacket
Climate, fire and human evolution : the deep time dimensions of the anthropocene by A. Y Glikson( )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book outlines principal milestones in the evolution of the atmosphere, oceans and biosphere during the last 4 million years in relation with the evolution from primates to the genus Homo -- which uniquely mastered the ignition and transfer of fire. The advent of land plants since about 420 million years ago ensued in flammable carbon-rich biosphere interfaced with an oxygen-rich atmosphere. Born on a flammable Earth surface, under increasingly unstable climates descending from the warmer Pliocene into the deepest ice ages of the Pleistocene, human survival depended on both biological adaptations and cultural evolution, mastering fire as a necessity. This allowed the genus to increase entropy in nature by orders of magnitude. Gathered around camp fires during long nights for hundreds of thousandth of years, captivated by the flickering life-like dance of the flames, humans developed imagination, insights, cravings, fears, premonitions of death and thereby aspiration for immortality, omniscience, omnipotence and the concept of god. Inherent in pantheism was the reverence of the Earth, its rocks and its living creatures, contrasted by the subsequent rise of monotheistic sky-god creeds which regard Earth as but a corridor to heaven. Once the climate stabilized in the early Holocene, since about ~7000 years-ago production of excess food by Neolithic civilization along the Great River Valleys has allowed human imagination and dreams to express themselves through the construction of monuments to immortality. Further to burning large part of the forests, the discovery of combustion and exhumation of carbon from the Earth's hundreds of millions of years-old fossil biospheres set the stage for an anthropogenic oxidation event, affecting an abrupt shift in state of the atmosphere-ocean-cryosphere system. The consequent ongoing extinction equals the past five great mass extinctions of species constituting a geological event horizon in the history of planet Earth."--Publisher's website
Horses, asses, and zebras in the wild by Colin P Groves( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ungulate taxonomy by Colin P Groves( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the world's primates( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lemurs, monkeys, and apes are a diverse order of mammals known as the primates. Humans are primates and some of the expressive faces that appear in the photographs of this may remind you of people you know. We have great similarities with and great differences from our closest biological relatives, the primates, which is why they are so fascinating. With 505 currently recognized species, All the World's Primates lavishly illustrates all of their amazing faces. More than 100 of these primates have been described within the last 25 years. This book provides a map for each species and a wealth of concise information with more than 5000 references so that readers can find more information if they wish"--Jacket
Ancestors for the pigs : taxonomy and phylogeny of the genus Sus by Colin P Groves( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indonesië : Java, Bali, Lombok, Sulawesi, Sumatra by Berthold Schwarz( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Dutch and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution : the human story by Alice M Roberts( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evolution investigates each of our ancestors in detail and in context, from the anatomy of their bones to the environment they lived in. Key fossil finds are showcased on double-page feature spreads. Detailed maps show where each species has been found and plot the gradual spread of humans around the world. The book has been fully updated to include the latest discoveries and research--including the newly discovered species Homo naledi--and presents the latest thinking on some of the most captivating questions in science, such as whether modern humans and Neanderthals interacted with each other. Written and authenticated by a team of acknowledged experts and illustrated by renowned Dutch paleoartists the Kennis brothers, Evolution presents the story of our species with unique richness, authority, and detail"--
Animal kingdom( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extended family : long lost cousins : a personal look at the history of primatology by Colin P Groves( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu chan shu liao ren lei dui fei ren ling chang lei dong wu de ren zhi li cheng : gu dai shi jie de hou shen, yi ji zhong shi ji zhi " yuan " yuan lai que shi wo men de " biao qin ". zuo zhe ba li shi kan zuo shi bei yi xi lie ge ming suo fen ge de guo cheng : ya li shan da zheng fu nian dai, niu dun shi dai, fa guo ge ming shi qi deng, mei yi ci ge ming dou hui yin fa ren men dui yu fei ren ling chang lei dong wu ren shi shang de dian bo, chan sheng xin de zhen dong, zhan xian liao ou zhou ke xue fa zhan de ji ben lu jing yu duan luo, ke wei wei xi fang sheng wu xue shi zhi jing yao suo ying
First islanders : prehistory and human migration in Island Southeast Asia by Peter S Bellwood( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Island Southeast Asia as a canvas for human migration -- Homo Erectus and Homo Floresiensis: archaic hominins in Island Southeast Asia -- The biological history of Homo Sapiens in Island Southeast Asia -- Late Paleolithic archaeology in Island Southeast Asia -- The early history of the Austronesian language family in Island Southeast Asia -- Neolithic farmers and sailors in Southern China, Taiwan and the Philippines -- The Neolithic of East Malaysia and Indonesia -- The early metal age and intercultural connections in Island Southeast Asia -- Island Southeast Asian prehistory: a comparative perspective
Variation in the skulls of gorillas, with particular reference to ecology by Colin P Groves( )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feral mammals of the Mediterranean islands: documents of early domestication by Colin P Groves( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bones, stones, and molecules : "out of Africa" and human origins
Primate taxonomyUngulate taxonomyExtended family : long lost cousins : a personal look at the history of primatology
Alternative Names
Colandus Groves

Colin Groves anthropologue australien

Colin Groves antropólogo australiano

Colin Groves antropologo e zoologo britannico

Colin Groves antropoloog uit Australië

Colin Groves aŭstralia antropologo

Colin Groves ausztrál antropológus

Colin Groves britisch-australischer Anthropologe, Primatologe, Mammaloge und Biologe

Groves Colin

Groves, Colin P.

Groves, Colin P. 1942-2017

Groves, Colin Peter.

Groves, Colin Peter 1942-2017

Κόλιν Γκρόουβς Άγγλος Βιολογικός Ανθρωπολόγος

Гровс, Колин

Колин Гроувс

Колін Гроувс Австралійський антрополог

קולין גרובס אנתרופולוג וזיאולוג אוסטרלי

كولن غروفز

콜린 그로브스


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