Lemurs Of Madagascar

Author: Russell A. Mittermeier
Editor: Ohio University Center for International Studies
ISBN: 9781934151235
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A book on the topic, Lemurs of Madagascar presents information on aspect of the biogeography, ecology and conservation of lemurs, with chapters reviewing and summarizing information on the geological history of Madagascar, the origin of lemurs, the extinct lemurs, the history of the discovery and study of living lemurs.

Ringtailed Lemur Biology

Author: Alison Jolly
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387341269
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This volume includes up-to-date field research on the longest-studied and best known of lemur species. It contains articles by scientists from America, Europe, Japan and Madagascar, who combine their knowledge to describe an animal which is unique among primates. The papers review past research and add new dimensions of research related to nutrition, health, hormonal biology, plant ecology, behavioral ecology, and demography of Lemur catta.

The Dwarf And Mouse Lemurs Of Madagascar

Author: Shawn M. Lehman
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107075599
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The first ever reference book on the behaviour, physiology, conservation and biogeography of the dwarf and mouse lemurs of Madagascar.

Lemurs Of Madagascar And The Comoros

Author: Caroline Harcourt
Editor: IUCN
ISBN: 9782880329570
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The Primate Fossil Record

Author: Walter Carl Hartwig
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521663151
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Essential volume presenting all primate fossils discovered so far in a comprehensive reference volume.

Lemurs

Author: Lisa Gould
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387345868
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This book brings together information from recent research, and provides new insight into the study of lemur origins, and the ecology and adaptation of both extant and recently extinct lemurs. In addition, it addresses issues of primate behavioral ecology and how environment can play a major role in explaining species variation. It is the only comprehensive volume to focus on lemur ecology and adaptability, with chapters written by all the big names in the field.

Extinct Madagascar

Author: Steven M. Goodman
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022615694X
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The landscapes of Madagascar have long delighted zoologists, who have discovered, in and among the island’s baobab trees and thickets, a dizzying array of animals, including something approaching one hundred species of lemur. Madagascar’s mammal fauna, for example, is far more diverse, and more endemic, than early explorers and naturalists ever dreamed of. But in the past 2,500 or so years—a period associated with natural climatic shifts and ecological change, as well as partially coinciding with the arrival of the island’s first human settlers—a considerable proportion of Madagascar’s forests have disappeared; and in the wake of this loss, a number of species unique to Madagascar have vanished forever into extinction. In Extinct Madagascar, noted scientists Steven M. Goodman and William L. Jungers explore the recent past of these land animal extinctions. Beginning with an introduction to the geologic and ecological history of Madagascar that provides context for the evolution, diversification, and, in some cases, rapid decline of the Malagasy fauna, Goodman and Jungers then seek to recapture these extinct mammals in their environs. Aided in their quest by artist Velizar Simeonovski’s beautiful and haunting digital paintings—images of both individual species and ecosystem assemblages reproduced here in full color—Goodman and Jungers reconstruct the lives of these lost animals and trace their relationships to those still living. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of Simeonovski’s artwork set to open at the Field Museum, Chicago, in the fall of 2014, Goodman and Jungers’s awe-inspiring book will serve not only as a sobering reminder of the very real threat of extinction, but also as a stunning tribute to Madagascar’s biodiversity and a catalyst for further research and conservation.

For The Love Of Lemurs

Author: Patricia Chapple Wright
Editor:
ISBN: 9781590565476
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Memoir of a primatologist sent in 1986 to the rainforests of Madagascar to find the greater bamboo lemur, a species not seen in the wild in 30 years. Sequel to High moon over the Amazon.

Biodiversity In Ecosystems

Author: Anselm Kratochwil
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402002809
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Nature conservation.

New Directions In Lemur Studies

Author: International Primatological Society. Congress
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306461873
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This book contains selected presentations on lemurs made at the 17th IPS Congress in 1998. The chapters highlight new and exciting developments in lemur research, touching several important fields from conservation to theoretical aspects of behavioral ecology, as well as nutrition and public education. This volume also presents an important landmark for the advancement of Malagasy scientists.