The Evolution of Primate Societies
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The Evolution of Primate Societies

John C. Mitani, Josep Call, Peter M. Kappeler, Ryne A. Palombit, Joan B. Silk, John C. Mitani, Josep Call, Peter M. Kappeler, Ryne A. Palombit, Joan B. Silk

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The Evolution of Primate Societies

John C. Mitani, Josep Call, Peter M. Kappeler, Ryne A. Palombit, Joan B. Silk, John C. Mitani, Josep Call, Peter M. Kappeler, Ryne A. Palombit, Joan B. Silk

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In 1987, the University of Chicago Press published Primate Societies, the standard reference in the field of primate behavior for an entire generation of students and scientists. But in the twenty-five years since its publication, new theories and research techniques for studying the Primate order have been developed, debated, and tested, forcing scientists to revise their understanding of our closest living relatives.

Intended as a sequel to Primate Societies, The Evolution of Primate Societies compiles thirty-one chapters that review the current state of knowledge regarding the behavior of nonhuman primates. Chapters are written by the leading authorities in the field and organized around four major adaptive problems primates face as they strive to grow, maintain themselves, and reproduce in the wild. The inclusion of chapters on the behavior of humans at the end of each major section represents one particularly novel aspect of the book, and it will remind readers what we can learn about ourselves through research on nonhuman primates. The final section highlights some of the innovative and cutting-edge research designed to reveal the similarities and differences between nonhuman and human primate cognition. The Evolution of Primate Societies will be every bit the landmark publication its predecessor has been.

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Introduction
3
References
De 
Vore, 
I. 
1965. 
Primate 
Behavior: 
Field 
Studies 
of 
Monkeys 
and 
Apes
. 
New 
York: 
Holt, 
Rinehart, 
Winston.
Smuts, 
B., 
Cheney, 
D., 
Seyfarth, 
R., 
Wrangham, 
R. 
& 
Struh-
saker, 
T. 
1987. 
Primate 
Societies
. 
Chicago: 
University 
of 
Chi-
cago 
Press.
chapters 
review 
how 
nonhuman 
primates 
have 
evolved 
cog-
nitive 
solutions 
to 
problems 
related 
to 
ecological 
challenges, 
their 
knowledge 
of 
social 
relations 
and 
the 
minds 
of 
others, 
their 
communication 
strategies, 
and 
their 
social 
learning, 
traditions, 
and 
culture. 
Like 
the 
other 
parts 
of 
the 
book, 
this 
part 
concludes 
with 
a 
chapter 
devoted 
exclusively 
to 
humans 
and 
the 
issue 
of 
human 
cognition.
Part 
1
Primate 
Behavioral 
Diversity

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