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Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Building Babies

Primate Development in Proximate and Ultimate Perspective

Editors: Clancy, Kathryn B.H., Hinde, Katherine, Rutherford, Julienne N. (Eds.)

  • Covers the mechanisms, function, and evolution of primate development from conception through pregnancyand lactation into dependence
  • Provides exposure to a wide range of methodological and theoretical perspectives on developmental trajectories
  • Models how researchers might productively integrate these different perspectives into their own work
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The ontogeny of each individual contributes to the physical, physiological, cognitive, neurobiological, and behavioral capacity to manage the complex social relationships and diverse foraging tasks that characterize the primate order. For these reasons Building Babies explores the dynamic multigenerational processes of primate development. The book is organized thematically along the developmental trajectory:conception, pregnancy, lactation, the mother-infant dyad, broader social relationships, and transitions to independence. In this volume, the authors showcase the myriad approaches to understanding primate developmental trajectories from both proximate and ultimate perspectives. These collected chapters provide insights from experimental manipulations in captive settings to long-term observations of wild-living populations and consider levels of analysis from molecule to organism to social group to taxon.  Strepsirrhines, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, apes, and humans are all well-represented. Contributions by anthropologists, microbiologists, psychologists, population geneticists, and other primate experts provide Building Babies a uniquely diverse voice. 

 

Building Babies features multi- and trans-disciplinary research approaches to primate developmental trajectories and is particularly useful for researchers and instructors in anthropology, animal behavior, psychology, and evolutionary biology. This book also serves as a supplement to upper-level undergraduate courses or graduate seminars on primate life history and development. In these contexts, the book provides exposure to a wide range of methodological and theoretical perspectives on developmental trajectories and models how researchers might productively integrate such approaches into their own work.

 

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The volume contains an impressive collection of contributions by over 30 authors. … It is a book that will be of great value to a wide range of researchers and students in primatology, reproductive physiology, behavior, and evolutionary biology in general. The concluding chapter by Robert D. Martin is a real gem. … He identifies a number of paradoxes and unresolved issues. This final chapter is both an excellent place to begin reading Building babies, and a starting point for future research on the topic.” (John G. Fleagle, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 88 (2), June, 2013)

“This exciting collection brings multiple perspectives to the challenge of understanding human and nonhuman primate development. … The importance of early life experiences and social relationships in shaping primate development and the explanatory power of an evolutionary perspective … are themes that run through the book. … Chapters draw on data from laboratory investigations, captive studies, and/or research on wild-living populations and highlight the insights that are gained when diverse approaches are used. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (S. Stinson, Choice, Vol. 50 (7), March, 2013)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Inflammation, Reproduction, and the Goldilocks Principle

    Clancy, Kathryn B. H.

    Pages 3-26

  • The Primate Placenta as an Agent of Developmental and Health Trajectories Across the Life Course

    Rutherford, Julienne N.

    Pages 27-53

  • Placental Development, Evolution, and Epigenetics of Primate Pregnancies

    Sterner, Kirstin N. (et al.)

    Pages 55-81

  • Nutritional Ecology and Reproductive Output in Female Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Variation Among and Within Populations

    Potts, Kevin B.

    Pages 83-100

  • Prenatal Androgens Affect Development and Behavior in Primates

    Smith, A. S. (et al.)

    Pages 103-131

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eBook $199.00
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Hardcover $259.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Babies
Book Subtitle
Primate Development in Proximate and Ultimate Perspective
Editors
  • Kathryn B.H. Clancy
  • Katherine Hinde
  • Julienne N. Rutherford
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Series Volume
37
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4060-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4060-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4059-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9032-7
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 534
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