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Seasonality in Primates

Seasonality in Primates Author Diane K. Brockman
ISBN-10 1139445480
Release 2005-11-17
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The emergence of the genus Homo is widely linked to the colonization of 'new' highly seasonal savannah habitats. However, until recently, our understanding of the possible impact of seasonality on this shift has been limited because we have little general knowledge of how seasonality affects the lives of primates. This 2005 book documents the extent of seasonality in food abundance in tropical woody vegetation, and then presents systematic analyses of the impact of seasonality in food supply on the behavioural ecology of non-human primates. Syntheses in this volume then produce broad generalizations concerning the impact of seasonality on behavioural ecology and reproduction in both human and non-human primates, and apply these insights to primate and human evolution. Written for graduate students and researchers in biological anthropology and behavioural ecology, this is an absorbing account of how seasonality may have affected an important episode in our own evolution.



The Primate Origins of Human Nature

The Primate Origins of Human Nature Author Carel P. Van Schaik
ISBN-10 9781119118190
Release 2016-01-22
Pages 544
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The Primate Origins of Human Nature (Volume 3 in The Foundations of Human Biology series) blends several elements from evolutionary biology as applied to primate behavioral ecology and primate psychology, classical physical anthropology and evolutionary psychology of humans. However, unlike similar books, it strives to define the human species relative to our living and extinct relatives, and thus highlights uniquely derived human features. The book features a truly multi-disciplinary, multi-theory, and comparative species approach to subjects not usually presented in textbooks focused on humans, such as the evolution of culture, life history, parenting, and social organization.



Chimpanzees and Human Evolution

Chimpanzees and Human Evolution Author Martin N. Muller
ISBN-10 9780674967953
Release 2017
Pages 848
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Knowledge of wild chimpanzees has expanded dramatically. This volume, edited by Martin Muller, Richard Wrangham, and David Pilbeam, brings together scientists who are leading a revolution to discover and explain human uniqueness, by studying our closest living relatives. Their conclusions may transform our understanding of human evolution.



Fire

Fire Author Frances D. Burton
ISBN-10 UOM:39015080834222
Release 2009
Pages 231
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Fire and light, and their impacts on our earliest human ancestor, are the subjects of this innovative study of the development of the species.



American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066180418
Release 2005
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Infanticide by Males and Its Implications

Infanticide by Males and Its Implications Author Carel P. van Schaik
ISBN-10 0521774985
Release 2000-11-02
Pages 569
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Analysis of impact of infanticide on social organization and reproductive behavior in primates including humans.



Understanding Climate s Influence on Human Evolution

Understanding Climate s Influence on Human Evolution Author Committee on the Earth system Context for Hominin Evolution
ISBN-10 9780309148382
Release 2010-03-17
Pages 128
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The hominin fossil record documents a history of critical evolutionary events that have ultimately shaped and defined what it means to be human, including the origins of bipedalism; the emergence of our genus Homo; the first use of stone tools; increases in brain size; and the emergence of Homo sapiens, tools, and culture. The Earth's geological record suggests that some evolutionary events were coincident with substantial changes in African and Eurasian climate, raising the possibility that critical junctures in human evolution and behavioral development may have been affected by the environmental characteristics of the areas where hominins evolved. Understanding Climate's Change on Human Evolution explores the opportunities of using scientific research to improve our understanding of how climate may have helped shape our species. Improved climate records for specific regions will be required before it is possible to evaluate how critical resources for hominins, especially water and vegetation, would have been distributed on the landscape during key intervals of hominin history. Existing records contain substantial temporal gaps. The book's initiatives are presented in two major research themes: first, determining the impacts of climate change and climate variability on human evolution and dispersal; and second, integrating climate modeling, environmental records, and biotic responses. Understanding Climate's Change on Human Evolution suggests a new scientific program for international climate and human evolution studies that involve an exploration initiative to locate new fossil sites and to broaden the geographic and temporal sampling of the fossil and archeological record; a comprehensive and integrative scientific drilling program in lakes, lake bed outcrops, and ocean basins surrounding the regions where hominins evolved and a major investment in climate modeling experiments for key time intervals and regions that are critical to understanding human evolution.



The Cambridge Encyclopedia to Human Evolution

The Cambridge Encyclopedia to Human Evolution Author Steve Jones
ISBN-10 OCLC:748989130
Release 1994
Pages 506
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Behavioral ecology of chimpanzees pan troglodytes on Rubondo Island Tanzania

Behavioral ecology of chimpanzees  pan troglodytes  on Rubondo Island  Tanzania Author Liza R. Moscovice
ISBN-10 WISC:89095245759
Release 2006
Pages 206
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The Evolution of Primate Societies

The Evolution of Primate Societies Author John C. Mitani
ISBN-10 9780226531731
Release 2012-10-24
Pages 728
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In 1987, the University of Chicago Press published Primate Societies, the standard reference in the field of primate behavior for an entire generation of students and scientists. But in the twenty-five years since its publication, new theories and research techniques for studying the Primate order have been developed, debated, and tested, forcing scientists to revise their understanding of our closest living relatives. Intended as a sequel to Primate Societies, The Evolution of Primate Societies compiles thirty-one chapters that review the current state of knowledge regarding the behavior of nonhuman primates. Chapters are written by the leading authorities in the field and organized around four major adaptive problems primates face as they strive to grow, maintain themselves, and reproduce in the wild. The inclusion of chapters on the behavior of humans at the end of each major section represents one particularly novel aspect of the book, and it will remind readers what we can learn about ourselves through research on nonhuman primates. The final section highlights some of the innovative and cutting-edge research designed to reveal the similarities and differences between nonhuman and human primate cognition. The Evolution of Primate Societies will be every bit the landmark publication its predecessor has been.



The Real Planet of the Apes

The Real Planet of the Apes Author David R. Begun
ISBN-10 9781400874279
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 264
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Was Darwin wrong when he traced our origins to Africa? The Real Planet of the Apes makes the explosive claim that it was in Europe, not Africa, where apes evolved the most important hallmarks of our human lineage—such as dexterous hands and larger brains. In this compelling and accessible book, David Begun, one of the world's leading paleoanthropologists, transports readers to an epoch in the remote past when the Earth was home to many migratory populations of ape species. Drawing on the latest astonishing discoveries in the fossil record as well as his own experiences conducting field expeditions across Europe and Asia, Begun provides a sweeping evolutionary history of great apes and humans. He tells the story of how one of the earliest members of our evolutionary group—a new kind of primate called Proconsul—evolved from lemur-like monkeys in the primeval forests of Africa. Begun vividly describes how, over the next 10 million years, these hominoids expanded into Europe and Asia and evolved climbing and hanging adaptations, longer maturation times, and larger brains, setting the stage for the emergence of humans. As the climate deteriorated in Europe around 10 million years ago, these apes either died out or migrated south, reinvading the African continent and giving rise to the lineages of the gorilla, chimpanzee, and, ultimately, the human. Presenting startling new insights about our fossil ape ancestors, The Real Planet of the Apes is a book that fundamentally alters our understanding of human origins.



Primate Communities

Primate Communities Author J. G. Fleagle
ISBN-10 0521629675
Release 1999-10-14
Pages 329
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Comprehensive and unique volume exploring the differences and similarities between primate communities worldwide.



Primate Behavioral Ecology

Primate Behavioral Ecology Author Karen B. Strier
ISBN-10 9781317327103
Release 2016-08-25
Pages 602
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This comprehensive introductory text integrates evolutionary, ecological, and demographic perspectives with new results from field studies and contemporary noninvasive molecular and hormonal techniques to understand how different primates behave and the significance of these insights for primate conservation. Each chapter is organized around the major research themes in the field, with Strier emphasizing the interplay between theory, observations, and conservation issues. Examples are drawn from the "classic" primate field studies as well as more recent studies on previously neglected species, illustrating the vast behavioral variation that exists across the primate order. Primate Behavioral Ecology 5th Edition also examines how anthropogenic activities are negatively impacting primate populations, including a thorough analysis of behavioural plasticity and its implications. This fully updated new edition incorporates exciting new discoveries and the most up-to-date approaches in the field to provide an invaluable overview of the field of primate behavioral ecology and its applications to primate conservation. It is considered to be a “must read” for all students interested in primates.



Evolutionary Biology and Conservation of Titis Sakis and Uacaris

Evolutionary Biology and Conservation of Titis  Sakis and Uacaris Author Adrian A. Barnett
ISBN-10 9780521881586
Release 2013-04-11
Pages 420
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The first detailed collation of the evolution, ecology and conservation of some of South America's least-known, and most endangered, primates.



Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap Author Peter M Kappeler
ISBN-10 3642027253
Release 2009-11-09
Pages 504
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This volume features a collection of essays by primatologists, anthropologists, biologists, and psychologists who offer some answers to the question of what makes us human, i. e. , what is the nature and width of the gap that separates us from other primates? The chapters of this volume summarize the latest research on core aspects of behavioral and cognitive traits that make humans such unusual animals. All contributors adopt an explicitly comparative approach, which is based on the premise that comparative studies of our closest biological relatives, the nonhuman primates, provide the logical foundation for identifying human univ- sals as well as evidence for evolutionary continuity in our social behavior. Each of the chapters in this volume provides comparative analyses of relevant data from primates and humans, or pairs of chapters examine the same topic from a human or primatological perspective, respectively. Together, they cover six broad topics that are relevant to identifying potential human behavioral universals. Family and social organization. Predation pressure is thought to be the main force favoring group-living in primates, but there is great diversity in the size and structure of social groups across the primate order. Research on the behavioral ecology of primates and other animals has revealed that the distribution of males and females in space and time can be explained by sex-speci?c adaptations that are sensitive to factors that limit their ?tness: access to resources for females and access to potential mates for males.



World Atlas of Great Apes and Their Conservation

World Atlas of Great Apes and Their Conservation Author Julian Oliver Caldecott
ISBN-10 9780520246331
Release 2005
Pages 456
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This comprehensive and authoritative review of the distribution and conservation status of Great Apes includes individual country profiles for each species and overview chapters on ape biology, ecology, and conservation challenges.



Patterns of Human Growth

Patterns of Human Growth Author Barry Bogin
ISBN-10 0521564387
Release 1999-05-06
Pages 455
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A revised edition of an established text on human growth and development from an anthropological and evolutionary perspective.