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Primates of the World: An Illustrated Guide

Jean-Jacques Petter & François Desbordes

2013-9780691156958


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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.

Primates of the World

 also includes concise introductory chapters that discuss the latest findings on primate origins and evolution, behavior and adaptations, and classification, making it the most comprehensive and up - to - date primate guide available.

 


Type: Books

Vendor: Princeton University Press

Year: 2013

Pages: 192

Language: English

Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.2 x 0.9 in



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