The extraordinary group of animals that gave rise to the most remarkable creatures on Earth - humans - are the subject of this absorbing book. Being our closest relatives, primates hold a special appeal for us. Their lively, enquiring minds, sociable nature and manipulative skills have evolved over millions of years. While these traits fascinate us and remind us of ourselves, what advantage are they to the animals?
This book looks at every aspect of the primates and contains the latest scientific theories about their behaviour. A first chapter takes the reader into the world of primates and their evolution from the time of the dinosaurs onwards, while the three subsequent chapters each describe in detail a distinct primate group - prosimians, monkeys, and apes. These chapters are divided into sections that explore crucial questions about how these animals behave - and why. In addition, detailed information on particular species groups allows the reader to get to know these intriguing animals individually.
Throughout the book, information is split into easily digestible chunks, creating a visually appealing yet mentally satisfying read and making this a great book for all the family to enjoy.
- Publication Date:
- 04 / 04 / 2002
- 250 x 279mm