Functional Affinities of Man, Monkeys, and Apes: A Study of the Bearings of Physiology and Behaviour on the Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Lemurs, Monkeys, Apes, and Man, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Functional Affinities of Man, Monkeys, and Apes

A Study of the Bearings of Physiology and Behaviour on the Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Lemurs, Monkeys, Apes, and Man, 1st Edition

By S. Zuckerman


220 pages

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pub: 2019-08-31
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Originally published in 1933 Functional Affinities of Man, Monkeys and Apes gives a taxonomic and phylogenetic survey and the findings of diverse experimental investigations of lemurs, monkeys, and apes. The book discusses the inter-relationships of different Primates and emphasizes seldom-used approaches to the question of primate phylogeny. The book attempts to show how little they have been systematically tried, and argues for a regard to the proper place of functional investigations in the study of the classification and evolution of Primates. This book will be of interest to anthropologists, scientists and historians alike.

Table of Contents


1. Peculiarities of Classification in the Order Primates

2. The Dynamic Basis of Classification and Evolutionary Theory

3. The Subdivision of the Order Primates

4. The Differentiation of the Mechanisms of Reproduction

5. The Differentiation op Blood Reactions

6. The Differentiation of Receptor Organs and Their Functions

7. The Differentiation of Behaviour Patterns

8. The Diseases and Parasites of the Primates

9. Hybridization, Affinity, and Divergence

10. The Psychological Measure of Intelligence in Primates

11. The Brain as a Measure of Intelligence in the Sub-order Pithecoidea

12. The Phylogenetic Implications of Cortical Physiology

13. The Evolution of Primate Behaviour

14. Functional Differentiation in Relation to the Evidence of Morphology and Palaeontology



About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Evolution

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1913 and 1997, draw together research by leading academics in the area of evolution and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The collection examines evolution from a broad range of disciplines, from the anthropological development of modern society, to the scientific examinations of cellular and genetic evolution. The collection includes volumes across the disciplines of biology, natural history, anthropology, sociology and religion. The 16 books that comprise this collection include rigorous examinations into the psychological evolution of the brain, philosophical and theological examinations of evolution, analysis of genetic and cellular evolution, discussions of Darwinian theory, the affect of survival of the fittest from both genetic and political standpoints and examinations into the affinity between man and ape. This collection brings back into print a collection of insightful and detailed books on the diverse subject of evolution and will be a must have resource for academics and students, not only of biology and anthropology, but of history, psychology and religion.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General