Primate Life Histories and Socioecology
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Primate Life Histories and Socioecology by Peter M. Kappeler
Book DescriptionWe know a great deal about the role the environment plays in organizing primate social systems and in shaping reproductive success and survival. But how do primate life histories affect social systems and behaviour? Does the baboon's reproductive pattern, for example, play a role in the organization of baboon troops? Does chimpanzee maturation factor into the formation of bands and marauding males? Exploring these issues and many others, the contributors to "Primate Life Histories" provide the first systematic attempt to understand how primate life histories influence behaviour and vice versa. Topics covered include how primate life histories interact with diverse social structures; how the slow maturation of primates affects the behaviour of both the young and their adult caregivers; and the reciprocal relationships between large brains and increased social and behavioural complexity. The first collection of its kind, this book should interest a wide range of researchers, from anthropologists and evolutionary biologists to psychologists and ecologists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226424644
(227mm x 151mm x 24mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Peter M. Kappeler
Evolution of Primate Societies, Paperback (November 2012)
Intended as a sequel to "Primate Societies", this book compiles thirty-one chapters that review the state of knowledge regarding the behavior of nonhuman primates. It includes chapters that are organized around four major adaptive problems primates face as they strive to grow, maintain themselves, and reproduce in the wild.
Mind the Gap, Paperback (November 2009)
Examining evolutionary origins of universal human traits, this volume aims to understand what has shaped modern human behavior. This is illustrated through the identification of universal human traits and a look at how humans differ from various primates.
Sexual Selection in Primates, Paperback (May 2004)
Sexual Selection in Primates is a comprehensive summary of primate sexual interactions.
Primate Males, Hardback (May 2000)» View all books by Peter M. Kappeler
Explores male number variation between and within primate species and its effects on male-female relationships.
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Author Biography - Peter M. Kappeler
Peter M. Kappeler is head of the Department of Behavior and Ecology at the German Primate Center in Gottingen. He is editor of Primate Males: Causes and Consequences of Variation in Group Composition and coeditor of Lemur Social Systems and Their Ecological Basis. Michael E. Pereira is a research associate at the Lincoln Park Zoo and a science teacher at The Latin School of Chicago. He is coeditor of Juvenile Primates: Life History, Development, and Behavior, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
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