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Primate Origins: Adaptations and Evolution (Hardback)

Edité par Springer-Verlag New York Inc., United States, 2006
ISBN 10: 0387303359 / ISBN 13: 9780387303352
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Titre : Primate Origins: Adaptations and Evolution (...

Éditeur : Springer-Verlag New York Inc., United States

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

Edition : 2007..

Description :

Language: English . Brand New Book. This book provides a novel focus on adaptive explanations for cranial and postcranial features and functional complexes, socioecological systems, life history patterns, etc. in early primates. It further offers a detailed rendering of the phylogenetic affinities of such basal taxa to later primate clades as well as to other early/recent mammalian orders. In addition to the strictly paleontological or systemic questions regarding Primate Origins, the editors concentrate on the adaptive significance of primate characteristics. Thus, the book provides the broadest possible perspective on early primate phylogeny and the adaptive uniqueness of the Order Primates. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9780387303352

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This book provides a novel focus on adaptive explanations for cranial and postcranial features and functional complexes, socioecological systems, life history patterns, etc. in early primates. It further offers a detailed rendering of the phylogenetic affinities of such basal taxa to later primate clades as well as to other early/recent mammalian orders. In addition to the strictly paleontological or systemic questions regarding Primate Origins, the editors concentrate on the adaptive significance of primate characteristics. Thus, the book provides the broadest possible perspective on early primate phylogeny and the adaptive uniqueness of the Order Primates.

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"The outgrowth of a conference on the adaptive/phylogenetic aspects of the group?s origin, this book includes 23 chapters in four sections. ? Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers." (E. Delson, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (2), 2007)

"Primate Origins is a weighty tome, both literally and figuratively. ? The book derives from an international symposium on primate origins ? . Space prohibits me from elaborating further upon the numerous merits of this fine volume. It would make an excellent foundation for graduate-level seminars on primate origins. All 1.3 kg of it deserves to be read and pondered by serious students of primate evolution." (Chris Beard, International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 28, 2007)

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