John C. Mitani, Josep Call, Peter M. Kappeler, Ryne A. Palombit, and Joan B. Silk (eds): The Evolution of Primate Societies
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In 1991, after I completed the entrance examination for graduate school at Kyoto University, former Professor Toshisada Nishida suggested that I read the book Primate Societies (Smuts et al. 1987) before joining his laboratory. When I think back on it now, we had access to several monographs on specific primate species and books written by single authors, but only Primate Societies offered a broad perspective of primate societies.
For over two decades, Primate Societies has served as a useful review collection, covering most of what was known on the subject in the 1980s. However, 25 years have passed since the publication of this book. During that period, I completed by Ph.D. and began my career as a primate researcher. Similarly, many other professional researchers (and many non-professionals as well) are studying primates, and a great number of papers are being published. Thus, a new book that broadly reviews recent progress in primatology has been needed.
As the editors noted in...
- Smuts BB, Cheney DL, Seyfarth RM, Wrangham RW, Struhsaker TT (eds) (1987) Primate Societies. University of Chicago Press, ChicagoGoogle Scholar