Napier: the Natural History of Primates

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9780262140393: Napier: the Natural History of Primates

This natural history, clearly written by two distinguished primatologists, provides a basic and fully-illustrated introduction to the order of primates.

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John Napier is Visiting Professor of Primate Biology, Birkbeck College, London. Prior to this appointment he was the first Director of the Primate Biology Program at the Smithsonian Institution. He is President of Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, famed throughout the world for its primate collections.

Prue Napier is widely recognized as a leading authority on primate taxonomy. This book is a unique survey and reference that bridges a gap between her Monkeys and Apes and the now classic Handbook of Living Primates which she wrote with John Napier. She is Vice President of Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, famed throughout the world for its primate collections.

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"The British primatologists John and Prue Napier have, during two decades, prepared both popular books and stringently technical volumes within their irresistible and active discipline. Now they have compiled another handsomely illustrated brief survey. Half of the book is a compact, full profile of these our kin, primates figured and described genus by genus the world around. The rest presents a clear and current account of the classification, origin, structure and behavior of the most distinctive order of mammals. The last chapter reviews the current understanding of human evolution, the jigsaw puzzle of our own origin that we crave to assemble out of so fragmentary a set of fossil pieces."
Philip Morrison, Scientific American

"A superb introduction to the most fascinating group of animals on earth."
Desmond Morris

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