Primate Ethology

Primate Ethology


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This is a groundbreaking workwhich brought together studiesof monkeys and apes from boththe laboratory and the field. Manybroad aspects of primate life,including facial expressions,sexual signals, grooming, play,social organization and parental care, are covered bythe contributors and provided a whole new approach toprimate behavior.

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ISBN-13: 9780202308265
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Pages: 420
Sales rank: 868,569
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape and The Human Zoo was born in Wiltshire, England in 1928. In 1951 he graduated from the University of Birmingham with first class honors and moved to Oxford to pursue doctoral studies in animal behavior under the tutorship of Dr. Niko Tinbergen. In 1973 Desmond Morris returned to Oxford as a research fellow at Wolfson College. In this role he worked with Tinbergen's research group in the Department of Zoology and would continue to research human action-patterns. Over the ensuing years he has maintained his many interests in animal behavior research, the arts, and in making television programs and films. The more significant publications in these more recent years include Manwatching, a Field-Guide to Human Behaviour (1977), The Human Animal (1994) and Peoplewatching (2002).

Darryl Bruce is professor of psychology at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the author of many articles and the co-editor of Autobiographical Memory: Theoretical and Applied Perspective and Eyewitness Memory: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Aldine Transaction Edition

1 Introduction: the Study of Primate Behaviour
DESMOND MORRIS, Zoological Society of London

2 The Facial Displays of the Catarrhine Monkeys and Apes
J. A. R. A. M. VAN HOOFF, Laboratorium voor Vergelijkende
Fysiologie, Utrecht

3 Socio-sexual Signals and their Intra-specific Imitation
among Primates 69
WOLFGANG WICKLER, Max-Planck-Institute fur Verhaltensphysiologie,

4 Allogrooming in Primates: a Review
JOHN SPARKS, Ethology Laboratory, Zoological Society of

5 Play Behaviour in Higher Primates: a Review

6 Variability in the Social Organization of Primates 219
T. E. ROWELL, Department of Zoology, Makerere University
College, Kampala

7 Comparative Aspects of Communication m New
World Primates
M. MOYNIHAN, Canal Zone Biological Area, Smithsonian

8 The Effect of Social Companions on Mother-Infant
Relations in Rhesus Monkeys
R. A. HINDE AND Y. SPENCER-BOOTH, Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour, Madingley, Cambridge

9 Mother-Offspring Relationships in Free-ranging Chimpanzees
JANE VAN LA WICK-GOODALL, Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour, Madingley, Cambridge

10 An Ethological Study of Some Aspects of Social Behaviour of Children in Nursery School
N.G. Blurton Jones, Department of Growth and Development, Institute of Child Health, University of London


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