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Hands of primates

Author: Holger Preuschoft; David John Chivers
Publisher: Wien ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study provides a detailed study of hand function and hand morphology in non-human primates. The characteristic features of the human hand are to a large extent shared by the hands of other  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Holger Preuschoft; David John Chivers
ISBN: 9783211823859 3211823859 9780387823850 0387823859
OCLC Number: 29356767
Description: ix, 421 pages : illustrations
Contents: Hand use --
Hand usage in the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta Linnaeus 1758) when solving manipulative tasks / S. Schoneich --
Locomotive and manipulative use of the hand in the Cayo Santiago macaques (Macaca mulatta) / R.G. Rawlins --
Different hand postures for pounding nuts with natural hammers by wild chimpanzees / C. Boesch & H. Boesch --
Lateralised handeness, bipedalism and cortical specialisation / P.H. Brenot --
Development of prehension in human and gorilla infants / M.E. Redshaw --
Grasping techniques and hand preferences in Hominoidea / M. Christel --
Energetic cost of nut-cracking behaviour in wild chimpanzees / M.M. Gunther & C. Boesch --
Hand function --
Biometrical characteristics of primate hands / F.K. Jouffroy, M. Godinot & Y. Nakano --
New results concerning the vascularization of primate hands. Part I: the palmar arterial arches in Cercopithecidae, Pongidae, Hominidae and other primates / A. Ikeda & S. Matsumoto. (cont) New results concerning the vascularization of primate hands. Part II: the capillaries in the dermal ridges of fingers and palms in man and monkeys / A. Ikeda & N. Umeda --
Adaptations in the hands of cercopithecoids and callitrichids / W. Maier --
Joints and muscles of hands and paws / R. McN. Alexander --
Muscle fibre and tendon lengths in primate extremities / G.P. Rauwerdink --
Biomechanical determinants of reduction of the second ray in Lorisinae / U. Nieschalk & B. Demes --
Functional morphology of the human carpus / J. Koebke --
Biomechanical considerations to explain important morphological characters of primate hands / H. Preuschoft [and others] --
Elasticity of hand and forefoot tendons / R.F. Ker --
Relationship between the function and the inner cortical structure of metacarpal and phalangeal bones / E. Doden --
Investigations on the biomechanical significance of dermatoglyphic ridges / C. Buck & H. Bar. (cont) Hand development --
Constructional preconditions of the basic organization of the tetrapod limb / M.F. Gutmann --
Evolution and the hand / J.M.F. Landsmeer --
Survey of fossil primate hands / M. Godinot & K.C. Beard --
Oldest primate hands: additional remarks and observations / J.L. Franzen --
New hand bones of the early Miocene hominoid Proconsul and their implications for the evolution of the hominoid wrist / K.C. Beard, M.F. Teaford & A. Walker --
On the development of the human hand / B. Christ [and others].
Responsibility: Holger Preuschoft and David J. Chivers (eds.).

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