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Primate Ethology

1st Edition

By Desmond Morris


420 pages

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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.

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


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Primatology