The Primate Family Tree The Amazing Diversity of Our

The Primate Family Tree The Amazing Diversity of Our Closest Relatives A beautifully illustrated guide to the worlds 270 or so species of living primates The Primate Family Tree is wonderfully organized and easy to read Contained within this slim volume is an introduction to primates explaining what makes a primate a primate and information on the geographical distribution social structure diet and communication and of course conservation strategies The Primate Family Tree would be a useful introduction to anyone interested in primates However the information may be a little superficial for someone already acuainted with the primate family Not what I was looking for The Primate Family Tree  The Amazing Diversity of Our Closest Relatives by Ian Redmond Firefly Books Ltd 2008 5998  This is fascinating It's sort of like a grown up Monkeys As Pets My rating 710 finished 912010  This is a colorful indexing of non human primates with a description on the characteristics of a primate The chapters are arranged by family groupings and brief descriptions of species along with their preferred foods This is a fair introduction to primates for young people Read cover to cover in fourth and fifth grade Life changing Apes monkeys lemurs and other family membersThe Primate Family Tree is a beautiful and comprehensive resource on the subject of our animal relatives Readers will find an abundance of up to date facts review the latest research and conservation efforts and discover the remarkable characteristics that all primates including humans shareThe book is structured according to the four main branches of the primate family tree and contains expert information on the natural history characteristics and behavior of over 250 species along with maps showing the ranges of the species Some of the topics covered areDefinition of a primate Darwin's big idea anthropological theories DNA The structure of the primate family tree Distribution of species including lorises and lemurs Diet habitat life cycles social structure communication Primate emotions Primates as gardeners of the forest Issues involving conservation bush meat civil war habitat loss Primate tourism Does it help or hurt With its authoritative text color photographs taken in the field range maps and classification diagrams The Primate Family Tree is a comprehensive reference on a subject that is vitally important to all humans

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