Primates Face to Face
The Conservation Implications of Human-Nonhuman Primate Interconnections
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Primates Face to Face by Agustin Fuentes
Book DescriptionAs our closest evolutionary relatives, nonhuman primates are integral elements in our mythologies, diets and scientific paradigms, yet most species now face an uncertain future through exploitation for the pet and bushmeat trades as well as progressive habitat loss. New information about disease transmission, dietary and economic linkage, and the continuing international focus on conservation and primate research have created a surge of interest in primates, and focus on the diverse interaction of human and nonhuman primates has become an important component in primatological and ethnographic studies. By examining the diverse and fascinating range of relationships between humans and other primates, and how this plays a critical role in conservation practice and programs, Primates Face to Face disseminates the information gained from the anthropological study of nonhuman primates to the wider academic and non-academic world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521791090
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution, Hardback (April 2014)
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Monkeys on the Edge, Hardback (April 2011)
An examination of long-tailed macaque populations, looking at the issues of their sustainability and the contexts and consequences of macaques interacting with human societies.
Biological Anthropology: Concepts and Connections, Paperback (February 2011)» View all books by Agustin Fuentes
Shows the relevance of anthropological concepts to students and encourages critical thinking. This text links anthropological concepts and questions to students' lives. It looks at the big questions of why humans do what they do and feel the way they feel.
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Author Biography - Agustin Fuentes
Agustin Fuentes is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Primate Behaviour and Ecology Program at Central Washington University. His research interests include primate behavioural ecology, the evolution of social organization and conservation theory and practice. Linda D. Wolfe is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at East Carolina University. Her research focuses on primate sexual and social behaviours.
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