Primates. Biología, comportamiento y evolución (Primates: Biology, Behaviour and Evolution) aims to open up primatology to students, professionals and all those interested in learning about the behaviour, biology and evolution of non-human primates. It will be of special interest to students of biology, psychology, environmental sciences and anthropology, staff members of primate rescue centres or other zoological institutions, and academics at both secondary and university level.
Over eight chapters, the reader is presented with an introduction to primate behaviour, evolution, taxonomy, behavioural ecology, ontogenetic development, sexual behaviour, social behaviour, cognitive ability and cultural traditions. The content – rigorous and comprehensive but presented in a straightforward, readable way – provides for those who seek a first contact with primatology, or an up-to-date review of the discipline. The book features photographs, illustrations and diagrams to enhance understanding of the text.
Primates is the first manual of primatology published in Spanish that brings together in a single volume the main themes and areas of research of this still young discipline in an up-to-date case study, and provides a unique reference source for Spanish speaking countries.