Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology: Primate Behaviour: Information, Social Knowledge, and the Evolution of Culture Series Number 12 (Paperback)
  • Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology: Primate Behaviour: Information, Social Knowledge, and the Evolution of Culture Series Number 12 (Paperback)
zoom

Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology: Primate Behaviour: Information, Social Knowledge, and the Evolution of Culture Series Number 12 (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£35.99
Paperback 332 Pages / Published: 27/01/1995
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
This book is about the social life of monkeys, apes and humans. Its central theme is the importance of social information and knowledge to a full understanding of primate social behaviour and organisation. Using this perspective, the authors seek to demonstrate a continuity between human and non-human society that is often not recognised elsewhere in the literature. Topics covered include: an overview of the contexts of behaviour; a comparison of blind strategies and tactical decision-making; social cognition; a review of intentionalist interpretations of behaviour; kinship; language and its social implications; and the constraints of culture. Primate Behaviour will be of interest to senior undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to researchers in the fields of biological and social anthropology, primatology, psychology, behavioural science and evolutionary biology.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521498326
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
' ... a useful synthesis of the current state of cognitive primatology, as seen through experienced anthropological eyes.' W. C. McGrew, Nature
' ... this work is a must read for anyone interested in primate and human societies. It offers a new and dynamic approach to primate communication ... I highly recommend this book.' European Sociobiological Society Newsletter
"...a useful synthesis of the current state of cognitive primatology, as seen through experienced anthropological eyes, that presents a challenge to readers seeking to make sense of this topical area of research." W. C. McGrew, Nature
"...a stimulating journey. The argument avoids many pitfalls, provokes questions, and stimulates a wide perspective. When biology and ethnology eventually establish regular commerce, I suspect it will be along some of the lines explored here." R. Haven Wiley, BioScience
"Primate cognition, which can be loosely defined as the study of the thinking, intelligence, communication, and decision making of primates, is an ebullient, interdisciplinary arena at a high boil with new developments in wild, captive and theoretical studies....The readers who would most benefit from reading this book are psychologists and cultural anthropologists interested in cultural evolution and cognition, but naive about primatology and animal behavior." Sue Boinski, American Journal of Physical Anthropology
"In an easy-to-read, conversational style, the authors review literature on primate social cognition, the importance of kinship in many matrilineal primate societies, and the elaboration of kinship and lineage classifications enabled by language." Karen B. Strier, International Journal of Primatology
"...densely packed with theory and models for further consideration....this book would stimulate useful discussion and suggest topics for further investigation." Lynne E. Miller, Quarterly Review of Biology
"...a solid and competent summary of cognitive primatology." N. Patrick Peritore, Human Ethology Bulletin
"Primate Behaviour is a solid and competent summary of cognitive primatology." Patrick Peritore, Human Ethology Bulletin

You may also be interested in...

Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Life at the Extremes
Added to basket
Human Evolution
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Human Biology
Added to basket
£64.99
Paperback
The Pocket Atlas Of The Moving Body
Added to basket
Human Physiology
Added to basket
A Dictionary of Biology
Added to basket
Human Universe
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Story of the Human Body
Added to basket
The Rise of Superman
Added to basket
Human Biology
Added to basket
£42.00
Paperback
Homo Britannicus
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.