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Author Huffman, Michael A., author

Title Monkeys, apes, and humans : primatology in Japan / Michael A. Huffman, Naofumi Nakagawa, Yasuhiro Go, Hiroo Imai, Masaki Tomonaga
Published Tokyo : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 52 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series SpringerBriefs in biology, 2192-2179
SpringerBriefs in biology.
Contents Cultural diversity of social behaviors in Japanese macaques -- Primate self-medication and the treatment of parasite infection -- From genes to the mind : comparative genomics and cognitive science elucidating aspects of the apes that make us human
Summary This book introduces to the reader unfamiliar with primatology in Japan three research projects representative of the unique multidisciplinary approach carried out by scientists at Kyoto University, the country's premier institution for primate studies. The projects are all aimed at understanding the age-old questions, where did we come from, and what makes us unique or similar to our primate ancestors? The first chapter, by Naofumi Nakagawa, focuses on the cultural diversity of social behavior in the Japanese macaque. This chapter reviews research on primate culture, in particular the work on
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed Dec. 4, 2012)
Subject Primates.
Primatology -- Japan.
Primates -- Research -- Japan -- Kyoto.
Form Electronic book
Author Nakagawa, Naofumi, author
Go, Yasuhiro, author
Imai, Hiroo, author
Tomonaga, Masaki, 1964- author
Kyōto Daigaku. Reichōrui Kenkyūjo.
LC no. 2012948989
ISBN 9784431541530 (electronic bk.)
4431541535 (electronic bk.)