The Evolution of the Primate Hand Anatomical, Developmental, Functional, and Paleontological Evidence

This book demonstrates how the primate hand combines both primitive and novel morphology, both general function with specialization, and both a remarkable degree of diversity within some clades and yet general similarity across many others. Across the chapters, different authors have addressed a var...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Kivell, Tracy L. (Editor), Lemelin, Pierre (Editor), Richmond, Brian G. (Editor), Schmitt, Daniel (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2016, 2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Series:Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book demonstrates how the primate hand combines both primitive and novel morphology, both general function with specialization, and both a remarkable degree of diversity within some clades and yet general similarity across many others. Across the chapters, different authors have addressed a variety of specific questions and provided their perspectives, but all explore the main themes described above to provide an overarching “primitive primate hand” thread to the book. Each chapter provides an in-depth review and critical account of the available literature, a balanced interpretation of the evidence from a variety of perspectives, and prospects for future research questions. In order to make this a useful resource for researchers at all levels, the basic structure of each chapter is the same, so that information can be easily consulted from chapter to chapter. An extensive reference list is provided at the end of each chapter so the reader has additional resources to address more specific questions or to find specific data.
Physical Description:XI, 589 p. 64 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9781493936465