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The Pictorial Guide to the Living Primates

Rowe, Noel

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ISBN 10: 0964882507 / ISBN 13: 9780964882508
Editorial: Pogonias Press, 1996
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Alexandria's Library (Unionville, ON, Canada)

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(1999) Gilt impressed boards in price-intact dust jacket. Map endpapers. Like new. 263 pages illustrated with colour photographs of animals with map locations. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 038818

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Título: The Pictorial Guide to the Living Primates

Editorial: Pogonias Press

Año de publicación: 1996

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: Second Printing.

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Pp. viii, 263, (2, ads); 500+ color photos and color drawings. Publisher's original green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover, color pictorial dust jacket, color map endpapers, 4to. These work presents color photographs and other illustrations of all 234 currently recognized primate species. The foreword is by Jane Goodall and the introduction is by Russell Mittermeier. No ownership marks and no signs of use.

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Rowe, who is director of Primate Conservation, Inc., has spent the last 10 years studying and photographing primates around the world. The result of those years is this guide, which is described as "useful for students and primatologists" but not all encompassing. The foreword and introduction are written by Jane Goodall and Ralph Mittermeier, both of whom are well known for their research and conservation efforts regarding primates.

The number of identified species of primates has increased from 180 in 1960 to the 234 that are included in the guide. The book is divided into sections by superfamily, family, and subfamily or genus. Each section has an introductory page describing the superfamily complete with a scale drawing comparing the size of the primate with a five-foot, six-inch human. The species are then arranged alphabetically by Latin name. At least half a page is devoted to each genus, with one or more color photographs, the taxonomy, distinguishing physical characteristics, habitat, diet, life history, locomotion, social structure, and a map that shows the range of the species. The last species listed is Homo sapiens, with a mirror instead of a photograph accompanying the text! A sidebar for each species indicates the conservation status, from critically endangered to lower risk, as determined by one of three national or world organizations. Homo sapiens are considered lower risk by the convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. There is also a short glossary, an index, and a bibliography of more than 1,000 items cited in the text, plus a list of popular field guides, books for children, and 13 Web sites.

Some of the books in Jane Goodall's Animal World series have similar information, but Rowe's guide will still find a place in reference collections in school, public, and academic libraries because many humans are interested in their closest living relations.

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