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Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

The Evolution of the Primate Hand

Anatomical, Developmental, Functional, and Paleontological Evidence

Editors: Kivell, T.L., Lemelin, P., Richmond, B.G., Schmitt, D. (Eds.)

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  • Covers all primate clades, from strepsirrhines to hominoids, and from the earliest primate fossils and close relatives to the evolution of modern Homo sapiens
  • Provides an in-depth review and critical account of the available literature on primate morphology
  • Addresses primate evolution in a straightforward, accessible language with data-rich tables and illustrations that will serve as a comprehensive guide for any researcher interested in the primate hand
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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. 

About the authors

Tracy L. Kivell
Animal Postcranial Evolution (APE) Lab, Skeletal Biology Research Centre, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Pierre Lemelin
Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Brian G. RichmondDivision of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, USA
Daniel SchmittAnimal Locomotion Lab, Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

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“Biological anthropologists and anatomists will find this book indispensable as a reference. The figures and illustrations are excellent, and the chapters are rich in primary data that could be used for original research or class projects. The chapters are detailed yet easy to read. Careful attention to terminology, emphasized with highlighted text, provides important conceptual clarification that will guide future research.” (Vivek V. Venkataraman, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 93 (03), September, 2018)

“The editors and contributors have produced a comprehensive, state-of-the-art volume on primate hand anatomy, function, and evolution that focuses on both primitive and derived features of primate hands. … the approachable text is enhanced with numerous tables and illustrations. This work is highly recommended for upper-division undergraduates through professionals in primatology and biological anthropology. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals.” (E. J. Sargis, Choice, Vol. 54 (7), March, 2017)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Evolution of the Primate Hand
Book Subtitle
Anatomical, Developmental, Functional, and Paleontological Evidence
Editors
  • Tracy L. Kivell
  • Pierre Lemelin
  • Brian G. Richmond
  • Daniel Schmitt
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-3646-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-3646-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3644-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-8105-2
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 589
Number of Illustrations
64 illustrations in colour
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