The Alpha Males: An Early History of the Regional Primate Research Centers (Hardback)
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The Alpha Males: An Early History of the Regional Primate Research Centers (Hardback)

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Hardback 228 Pages / Published: 08/11/1995
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This is the first history to be written of the early development of the U.S. Regional Primate Research Center Program. In this groundbreaking work, author Richard Dukelow shows that "the history is built around the characters of the men involved in the development of the program, rather than around each Primate Center." This focus on individuals allows the reader to gain a better understanding of the uniqueness of the program itself. Readers will benefit from the book's brief biographical approaches of the Directors. Directors from various Regional Centers are studied, including The University of Washington, Wisconsin, and California. Sections on "Early Negotiations" and epilogues are included in each biographical sketch. Dukelow's portrayal of scientific history makes The Alpha Males both intimate and rewarding. It will be of particular interest to those people in the fields of psychology and primatology, and those wanting to learn about the history of science or the development of national funded research programs.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761800996
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 223 x 142 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The author has skillfully blended the early history of the national primate center program with personal glimpses of the individuals who developed them -- his personal knowledge of the individuals involved makes for informative as well as entertainingreading. -- Andrew G. Hendrickx, California Regional Primate Research Center, University of California-Davis
Dukelow turns a microscope on these negotiations, describing them in such detail that he sometimes gives the hour and minute that a particular decision was made. Clearly he has pored over the minutes of business meetings, annual reports, and transcripts of interviews. From such detailed descriptions the centers emerge as collective enterprises. -- Andrew G. Hendrickx, California Regional Primate Research Center, University of California-Davis * Isis *
This book is important in documenting the development of the Centers and of their leaders. It is an excellent history of the science in this field and of how the edifice was built. -- John P. Hearn, Professor and Director, Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center
This book is important in documenting the development of the Centers and of their leaders. It is an excellent history of the science in this field and of how the edifice was built. -- John P. Hearn, Professor and Director, Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center
The author has skillfully blended the early history of the national primate center program with personal glimpses of the individuals who developed them -- his personal knowledge of the individuals involved makes for informative as well as entertaining reading. -- Andrew G. Hendrickx, California Regional Primate Research Center, University of California-Davis
Dukelow turns a microscope on these negotiations, describing them in such detail that he sometimes gives the hour and minute that a particular decision was made. Clearly he has pored over the minutes of business meetings, annual reports, and transcripts of interviews. From such detailed descriptions the centers emerge as collective enterprises. -- Andrew G. Hendrickx, California Regional Primate Research Center, University of California-Davis * Isis *

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