Primate Adaptation and Evolution

Other | September 1, 1998

byFleagle, John G., John G. Fleagle

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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 research. This beautifully illustrated volume provides a comprehensive introductory text explaining the many aspects of primate biology and human evolution.

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* Provides up-to-date information about many aspects of primate biology and evolution
* Contains a completely new chapter on primate communities
* Presents totally revised chapters on primate origins, early anthropoids, and fossil platyrrhines
* Includes an updated glossary, new illustrations, and a revised Classification of Order Primates
* Succeeds as the best introductory text on primate evolution because it synthesizes and allows access to primary literature

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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 i...

John Fleagle is a primatologist whose research combines field studies and functional morpho-logical analysis. He is interested in the adaptive radiation of primates during the last 50 mil-lion years. He has conducted paleobiological research in Egypt, Argentina, and Ethiopia and has studied living primates in Malaysia, Surinam, Brazil ...

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Format:OtherDimensions:596 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080492134

ISBN - 13:9780080492131

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Table of Contents

Tables & Illustrations.
Preface.
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.
Index.