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Shaping Primate Evolution

Shaping Primate Evolution
Form, Function, and Behavior

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology

Fred Anapol, Rebecca Z. German, Nina G. Jablonski, Matt Cartmill, Paul O'Higgins, Ruilang L. Pan, Colin P. Groves, Joseph M. A. Miller, Gene H. Albrecht, Bruce Gelvin, Nazima Shahnoor, J. Patrick Gray, Françoise K. Jouffroy, Monique F. Médina, Robert S. Kidd, Peter W. Lucas, Willem de Winter, William L. Hylander, Christopher J. Vinyard, Matthew J. Ravosa, Callum F. Ross, Christine E. Wall, Kirk R. Johnson, Yu Li, Robin Huw Crompton, Weijie Wang, Russell Savage, Michael M. Günther, Nina G. Jablonski, George Chaplin, Jack T. Stern Jr, Brigitte Demes, D. Casey Kerrigan, Walter Stalker Greaves, John G. Fleagle, Kaye E. Reed, Fred L. Bookstein, F. James Rohlf, Charles Oxnard
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  • Date Published: July 2004
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521811071

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  • This state-of-the-art book on how form is described in primate biology, and its consequences for function and behavior, includes contributions by internationally renowned researchers of quantitative primate evolutionary morphology. Each chapter elaborates upon the analysis of the form-function-behavior triad. The book is unique, therefore, not only in the diversity of the topics discussed, but in the range of levels of biological organization addressed--from cellular morphometrics to the evolution of primate ecology.

    • Combines theory with analytical applications
    • Covers a wide range of levels of biological organization, from molecular to ecological
    • Written by leading authorities in the field
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    "The editors have assembled a volume of excellent contributions to the problems of primate morphology. They have also succeeded in portraying how Charles Oxnard's contributions, both tangible and intangible, continue to permeate the field of biological anthropology." American Journal of Human Biology

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    • Date Published: July 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521811071
    • length: 442 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface: shaping primate evolution Fred Anapol, Rebecca Z. German and Nina G. Jablonski
    1. Charles Oxnard: an appreciation Matt Cartmill
    Part I. Craniofacial Form and Variation:
    2. The ontogeny of sexual dimorphism: the implications of longitudinal vs. cross-sectional data for studying heterochrony in mammals Rebecca Z. German
    3. Advances in the analysis of form and pattern: facial growth in African colobines Paul O'Higgins and Ruilang L. Pan
    4. Cranial variation among the Asian colobines Ruilang L. Pan and Colin P. Groves
    5. Craniometric variation in early Homo compared to modern gorillas: a population-thinking approach Joseph M. A. Miller, Gene H. Albrecht, and Bruce Gelvin
    Part II. Organ Structure, Function, and Behavior:
    6. Fiber architecture, muscle function, and behavior: gluteal and hamstring muscles of semiterrestrial and arboreal guenons Fred Anapol, Nazima Shahnoor, and J. Patrick Gray
    7. Comparative fiber-type composition and size in the antigravity muscles of primate limbs Françoise K. Jouffroy and Monique F. Médina
    8. On the nature of morphology: selected canonical variates analyses of the hominoid hindtarsus and their interpretation Robert S. Kidd
    9. Plant mechanics and primate dental adaptations: an overview Peter W. Lucas
    10. Convergent evolution in brain 'shape' and locomotion in primates Willem de Winter
    Part III. In Vivo Organismal Verification of Functional Models:
    11. Jaw adductor force and symphyseal fusion William L. Hylander, Christopher J. Vinyard, Matthew J. Ravosa, Callum F. Ross, Christine E. Wall, and Kirk R. Johnson
    12. Hind limb drive, hind limb steering? Functional differences between fore and hind limbs in chimpanzee quadrupedalism Yu Li, Robin Huw Crompton, Weijie Wang, Russell Savage and Michael M. Günther
    Part IV. Theoretical Models in Evolutionary Morphology:
    13. Becoming bipedal: how do theories of bipedalization stand up to anatomical scrutiny? Nina G. Jablonski and George Chaplin
    14. Modeling human walking as an inverted pendulum of varying length Jack T. Stern Jr, Brigitte Demes, and D. Casey Kerrigan
    15. Estimating the line of action of posteriorly inclined resultant jaw muscle forces in mammals using a model that minimizes functionally important distances in the skull Walter Stalker Greaves
    Part V. Primate Diversity and Evolution:
    16. The evolution of primate ecology: patterns of geography and phylogeny John G. Fleagle and Kaye E. Reed
    17. Charles Oxnard and the aye-aye: morphometrics, cladistics, and two very special primates Colin P. Groves
    18. From 'mathematical dissection of anatomies' to morphometrics: a twenty-first-century appreciation of Charles Oxnard Fred L. Bookstein and F. James Rohlf
    19. Design, level, interface, and complexity: morphometric interpretation revisited Charles E. Oxnard
    20. Postscript and acknowledgements Charles E. Oxnard
    Index.

  • Editors

    Fred Anapol, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    Rebecca Z. German, University of Cincinnati

    Nina G. Jablonski, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

    Contributors

    Fred Anapol, Rebecca Z. German, Nina G. Jablonski, Matt Cartmill, Paul O'Higgins, Ruilang L. Pan, Colin P. Groves, Joseph M. A. Miller, Gene H. Albrecht, Bruce Gelvin, Nazima Shahnoor, J. Patrick Gray, Françoise K. Jouffroy, Monique F. Médina, Robert S. Kidd, Peter W. Lucas, Willem de Winter, William L. Hylander, Christopher J. Vinyard, Matthew J. Ravosa, Callum F. Ross, Christine E. Wall, Kirk R. Johnson, Yu Li, Robin Huw Crompton, Weijie Wang, Russell Savage, Michael M. Günther, Nina G. Jablonski, George Chaplin, Jack T. Stern Jr, Brigitte Demes, D. Casey Kerrigan, Walter Stalker Greaves, John G. Fleagle, Kaye E. Reed, Fred L. Bookstein, F. James Rohlf, Charles Oxnard

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