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Primate social systems

R. I. M. Dunbar

Primate social systems

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Published by Croom Helm in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mammals -- Behavior.,
  • Primates -- Behavior.,
  • Social behavior in animals.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Robin Dunbar.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL737.P9 D76 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 373 p. :
    Number of Pages373
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21562796M
    ISBN 100801420873, 0801494125


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Primates and their Societies.- Asking the Right Questions.- The Primate Heritage.- Primate Social Systems.- 2. Theory of Reproductive Strategies.- An Evolutionary Perspective.- Optimal Strategy Sets.- A Question of Ontogeny.- Structure and Function in Primate Society.- 3.

Survival Strategies.- Nutritional Requirements.- Dietary Strategies. Evolution of Primate Social Systems to introduce mating system terminology to characterize social organiza- tion, e.g., dispersed polygyny, and it also seems unnecessary to confine the.

This book grew from small beginnings as I began to find unexpected patterns emerging from the data in the literature. The more I thought about the way in which primate social systems worked, the more interesting things turned out to be.

I am conscious that, at times, this has introduced a certain amount of complexity into the by:   This book grew from small beginnings as I began to find unexpected patterns emerging from the data in the literature. The more I thought about the way in which primate social systems worked, the more interesting things turned out to be.

I am conscious that, at times, this has introduced a certain Author: Robin Ian Macdonald Dunbar. This book grew from small beginnings as I began to find unexpected patterns emerging from the data in the literature. The more I thought about the way in which primate social systems worked, the more interesting things turned out to be.

I am conscious that, at times, this has introduced a certain amount of complexity into the text. This book grew from small beginnings as I began to find unexpected patterns emerging from the data in the literature. The more I thought about the way in which primate social systems worked, the more interesting things turned out to be.

I am conscious that, at times, this has introduced a certainBrand: Springer US. This book grew from small beginnings as I began to find unexpected patterns emerging from the data in the literature. The more I thought about the way in which primate social systems worked, the more interesting things turned out to be.

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Social Structure. Most primates, including humans, spend their lives in large social groups or communities. In the case of semi-terrestrial species, such as baboons, being in a large community helps provide protection against predatory cats, dogs, and hyenas.

It also helps protect scarce food resources. We know a great deal about roles the environment plays in shaping survival, reproductive success, and even social systems among primates. But how do primate life histories affect social systems and vice versa. Do baboons’ patterns of growth, for example, help to structure their societies.

Does fission-fusion sociality interact with predator pressure to influence the timing of maturation in. Evolution of Primate Social Systems However, recent developments in phylogenetic comparativ e statistical tech- niques (PagelPagel and MeadePagel et al.

) now allow the actual. Primate social systems. by Ian MacDonald Dunbar, Robin (Author) See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry" $ — — Author: Ian MacDonald Dunbar, Robin. The focus of the book is on social organization and behavior, although some ecological data are presented to provide a necessary background.

Primate Societies is organized into five parts. The chapters in part 1, "Evolution of Diversity," are ordered taxonomically and according to Price: $ The Primate Origins of Human Nature (Volume 3 in The Foundations of Human Biology series) blends several elements from evolutionary biology as applied to primate behavioral ecology and primate psychology, classical physical anthropology and evolutionary psychology of humans.

However, unlike similar books, it strives to define the human species relative to our living and extinct relatives, and. Book chapter Full text access Chapter 4 - Embracing covariation in brain evolution: Large brains, extended development, and flexible primate social systems Christine J.

Charvet, Barbara L. Finlay. This book grew from small beginnings as I began to find unexpected patterns emerging from the data in the literature. The more I thought about the way in which primate social systems worked, the more interesting things turned out to be.

I am conscious that, at times, this has introduced a certain amount of complexity into the text. I make no apologies for that: what we are dealing with is a. Title: Primate Social Systems Author: Dunbar, Robin I. Categories: Animals & Birds, Edition: First Edition Publisher: Great Britain, Croom Helm: ISBN Number.

Title: Primate Sociobiology. (Book Reviews: Primate Social Systems) Book Authors: Dunbar, Robin I. Review Author: Harding, Robert S. Publication. Man was and is a promising primate, of endless potential coupled with a vulnerable need to exchange promises.

From these emerge kinship systems, society, and culture. This incisive and gracefully written book offers both a new synthesis and a fresh starting point for. Effects of dispersal and grouping patterns on social options.

Color inset on left is reproduced from Figure 1 in “Behavioral Flexibility and the Evolution of Primate Social States,” by Strier KB, Lee, PC, Ives AR () PLoS ONE, 9(12), p. e showing the phylogenetic signal in dispersal patterns for 22 taxa and the distribution of grouping by: 3.

Current theories about the determinants of primate social systems yield predictions about where and why relatives should live together. Results of the available studies of the genetic structure of primate societies indicate deviations in several cases from expected patterns, by: How Culture Makes Us Human: Primate Social Evolution and the Formation of Human Societies, Paperback by Read, Dwight W., ISBNISBNBrand New, Free shipping in the US One theme in Read's (anthropology and statistics, U.

of California-Los Angeles) exploration of primate evolution is the increased complexity of the social field arising from an expanded individuality. In addition to brain size and gestation periods, social organization also demonstrates and plays an important role in primate evolution due to its complexity and hierarchy.

Brains size does matter The larger the size of the brain the more intelligence the species, and throughout primate evolution size of primate brain has grown in size.

Primate Social Evolution and the Formation of Human Societies. By Dwight W Read. Paperback $ Hardback $ The author reviews the diversity of social systems among Old World monkeys and chimpanzees, humans' closest living relatives, in an attempt to establish the foundation of human social organization.

The book should. "Primate Societies" is a synthesis of the most currentinformation on primate socioecology and its theoretical andempirical significance, spanning the disciplines of behavioralbiology, ecology, anthropology, and psychology.

It is a very richsource of ideas about other taxa. "A superb synthesis of knowledge about the social lives ofnon-human Pages:   In this book, Hans Kummer, one of the world's leading primate ethologists, examines the patterns of social interaction among primates. He examines this social behavior from the fundamentally biological viewpoint of evolutionary adaptation as part of the survival mechanisms for the by: Other books which students were expected to consult as occasion arose were: Chivers (ed.) Malayan Forest Primates Clutton-Brock (ed.) Primate Ecology Dunbar Primate Social Systems Fleagle Primate Adaptation and Evolution Groves A Theory of Human and Primate Evolution Jolly Evolution of Primate Behaviour Kavanagh Complete Guide to monkeys, apes.

The odyssey from the Old World monkeys to the great apes andthen to the development of our unique forms of social organization is,then, the overall theme of this book. The odyssey begins, as it must,with our biological roots as a primate and with change in social organizationinitially occurring through Darwinian by: complexity has led to major changes in social systems, regardless of whether it is the social field of an individual localized within a troop of Old World monkeys (chapter 2), a community of chimpanzees (chap-Cited by: In the book Human Evolution and Culture, chapter five "Human Evolution Biological and Culture" states that primates share a lot of common features with mammals but what makes them uniquely different than many other mammals is that primates have a wide range of physical and social traits (86).

The social class structure and characteristics. Primate Adaptation and Evolution, Third Edition, is a thorough revision of the text of choice for courses in primate evolution. The book retains its grounding in the extant primate groups as the best way to understand the fossil trail and the evolution of these modern forms.

Chimpanzee, species of ape that, along with the bonobo, is most closely related to humans. Chimpanzees vary considerably in size and appearance, but they stand approximately 1– meters (3– feet) tall when erect and weigh about 32–60 kg (70– pounds).

Males tend to be larger and more robust than females. A Primate's Memoir by: Sapolsky, Robert M Award-winning scientist Robert Sapolsky reinvents the traditional account of field research with this exhilarating and daring memoir of his plus years studying a troop of Kenyan baboons.

Book smart and naive, Sapolsky sets out to study the relationship between stress and disease. This book provides a novel focus on adaptive explanations for cranial and postcranial features and functional complexes, socioecological systems, life history patterns, etc.

in early primates. It further offers a detailed rendering of the phylogenetic affinities of such basal taxa to later primate clades as well as to other early/recent mammalian orders/5(2). The odyssey from the Old World monkeys to the great apes and then to the development of our unique forms of social organization is the overall theme of this book.

The odyssey begins, as it must, with our biological roots as a primate and with change in social organization initially occurring through Darwinian evolution. The challenge, when coming forward to human societies as we know them, has. Social systems. Primates are among the most social of animals, forming pairs or family groups, uni-male harems, and multi-male/multi-female groups.

Richard Wrangham stated that social systems of non-human primates are best classified by the amount of movement by females occurring between groups. He proposed four categories. Social behavior among primates — including humans — has a substantial genetic basis, a team of scientists has concluded from a new survey of social structure across the primate family tree.

Define primate. primate synonyms, primate pronunciation, primate translation, English dictionary definition of primate. Primates usually live in groups with complex social systems, and their high intelligence allows them to adapt their behavior successfully to different environments.

Lemurs, monkeys, apes, and humans are primates. Thesaurus. In another recent book, “Primates and Philosophers,” the primatologist Frans de Waal defends against philosopher critics his view that the roots of morality can be seen in the social behavior.

Implications of Nonhuman Primate Behavior for Hominid Evolution Dec. 6 A. Cognitive mechanisms of social behavior As we saw in section III of the course, the evolutionary approach requires us to examine the mechanisms that produce the patterns of behavior out of which social systems are constructed.

The first book to focus on the political behavior of primates also undertakes to compare human social behavior with that of nonhuman primates. The editors contribute probing introductory essays to each of the three major parts of the volume in addition to their article-length introductory and concluding chapters/5.This book represents an important meeting ground in the primatology field by exploring the various primate models that have been used in the reconstruction of early human behavior.

While some models are based on the proposition that a key behavioral feature such as hunting, eating of seeds or monogamous mating led to the evolutionary separation of apes and humans, other models suggest .The social relationships that primates have with other members of their own species have a huge impact on the individuals involved and are incredibly important to their health, well-being, and reproductive success.

Therefore, the study of primate social behavior has been a .