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Juvenile Primates : Life History, Development, and Behavior - Michael E. Pereira

Juvenile Primates

Life History, Development, and Behavior

By: Michael E. Pereira (Editor), Lynn A. Fairbanks (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1992
ISBN: 9780195072068
Number Of Pages: 444

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What is a juvenile? Why do primates take so long to grow up? What forces shape the behavior of juvenile primates, and how do experiences during these early years influence life as an adult? Juvenile Primates is the first book to focus specifically on the primate juvenile period. Using a life-history approach, contributors to this volume consider the paradoxes inherent in the unusually long juvenile process exhibited by primates as they present new data on the challenges faced by juveniles across a broad range of species. Individual chapters focus on prosimians, Old and New World monkeys, apes, and humans, and topics include the development of sex differences, meeting needs for safety, establishing and maintaining social relationships, managing social conflict, and developing skills for adult life. The book concludes with a look at children and how cross-cultural differences in physical and behavioral development can be understood in terms of evolutionary theory. The result is a landmark in primate studies, one that shows how understanding juvenile development yields insight into entire life histories. The book will be of interest to anthropologists, biologists, primatologists, and psychologists.

Industry Reviews

"On target. . . the resulting papers are of high quality, with good graphics. Recommended." --E. Delson, Herbert H. Lehman College/CUNY, Choice "An important book....Should have a positive impact on how evolutionary anthropologists conduct their research....Primatologists and anthropologists will find that [it] raises a number of interesting issues that require much further study. It will increase the importance of life-history research in evolutionary anthropology." --Evolutionary Anthropology "There are many important messages and excellent contributions in this book. . .Each reader will enjoy favorite chapters and recommend selections to colleagues and students," --International Journal of Primatology "One meritorious aspect of this book deserving particular commendment is the zeal with which the editors have references and integrated the chapters. This. . .will facilitate assimilation of the data from a myriad of species. Nevertheless, the collection of material is diverse and the reader's interest will vary across chapters." --American Journal of Primatology

Foreword Preface 1: M.E. Pereira and L.A. Fairbanks: What are Juvenile Primates All About? PART I: Why Be Juvenile? 2: M.E. Pereira: Juvenility in Animals 3: M.D. Pagel and P.H. Harvey: Evolution of the Juvenile Period in Mammals 4: D.I. Rubenstein: On the Evolution of Juvenile Lifestyles in Mammals 5: C.H. Janson and C.P. van Schaik: Ecological Risk Aversion in Juvenile Primates: Slow and Steady Wins the Race PART II: Growing into Different Worlds 6: M.A. van Noordwijk et al.: Spatial Position and Behavioral Sex Differences in Juvenile Long-tailed Macaques 7: L.S. Rajpurohit and V. Sommer: Juvenile Male Emigration from Natal One-Male Troops in Hanuman Langurs 8: C.M. Crockett and T.R. Pope: Consequences of Sex Differences in Dispersal for Juvenile Red Howler Monkeys 9: L.T. Nash: Juveniles in Nongregarious Primates 10: K.B. Strier: Growing Up in a Patrifocal Society: Sex Differences in the Spatial Relations of Immature Muriquis 11: D. P. Watts and Anne Pusey: Behavior of Juvenile and Adolescent Great Apes PART III: Developing Skills and Relationships for Later Use 12: K. Milton: Diet and Social Organization of a Free-Ranging Spider Monkey Population: The Development of Species-Typical Behavior in the Absence of Adults 13: R. Fagen: Primate Juveniles and Primate Play 14: T.G. O'Brien and J.G. Robinson: Stability of Social Relationships in Female Wedge-Capped Capuchin Monkeys 15: L.A. Fairbanks: Juvenile Vervet Monkeys: Establishing Relationships and Practicing Skills for the Future 16: J.A. Horrocks and W. Hunte: Interactions between Juveniles and Adult Males in Vervets: Implications for Adult Male Turnover PART IV: Managing Social Conflict and the Development of Dominance Relationships 17: B. Chapais and C. Gauthier: Early Agonistic Experience and the Onset of Matrilineal Rank Acquisition in Japanese Macaques 18: F.B.M. de Waal: Codevelopment of Dominance Relations and Affiliative Bonds in Rhesus Monkeys 19: M. Cords and F. Aureli: Patterns of Reconciliation among Juvenile Long-tailed Macaques 20: M.E. Pereira: Agonistic Interaction, Dominance Relations, and Ontogenetic Trajectories in Ring-tailed Lemurs PART V: Comparative Socioecology of Childhood 21: N. Blurton Jones: The Lives of Hunter-Gatherer Children: Effects of Parental Behavior and Parental Reproductive Strategy 22: C.P. Edwards: Behavioral Sex Differences in Children of Diverse Cultures: The Case of Nurturance to Infants 23: C.M. Worthman: Biocultural Interactions in Human Development 24: Epilogue: Juvenile Primates: Dimensions for Further Research L.A. Fairbanks and M. E. Pereira

ISBN: 9780195072068
ISBN-10: 0195072065
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 444
Published: 1st October 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.2  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 1.03