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Author Petter, Jean-Jacques, author.

Title Primates of the world : an illustrated guide / Jean-Jacques Petter and Fran├žois Desbordes ; translated by Robert Martin.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    599.8 PET    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    599.8 PET    Available
Description 186 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-183) and index.
Contents Fascinating primates. The beginning of an adventure ; In search of our origins ; The precursors of mammals ; Evolution of Madagascar's lemurs ; The role of the forest and primate adaptation ; Predators ; Primate territories and social organization ; Primate sociability and recognition signals -- Classification of primates -- Primates by continent : plates and descriptions of species. Madagascar ; South America ; Asia ; Africa.
Summary This stunningly illustrated guide to the world's primates covers nearly 300 species, from the feather-light and solitary pygmy mouse lemurs of Madagascar--among the smallest primates known to exist--to the regal mountain gorillas of Africa. Organized by region and spanning every family of primates on Earth, the book features 72 splendid color plates, facing-page descriptions of key features of each family, and 86 color distribution maps.
Language Translation of: Primates.
Subject Primates -- Identification.
Primates -- Geographical distribution.
Added Author Desbordes, Fran├žois, author.
Martin, R. D. (Robert D.), 1942- translator.
Added Title Primates. English
ISBN 9780691156958

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