Shop now Shop now Shop Clothing clo_fly_aw15_NA_shoes Shop All Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop Amazon Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Voyage Shop Now Shop now
Buy Used
£9.53
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by redux-books
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Very good hardcover. No DJ. Text is clean and unmarked. Covers show very minor shelf wear. Bindings tight, hinges strong. Previous owner's name on end paper.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! This item ships from the U.S. Please allow 7-21 business days for delivery. This item not available for Expedited Delivery.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 4 images

The Evolution of Primate Behaviour Hardcover – 1 Jan 1985


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£69.81 £9.51

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save £20 on Amazon.co.uk with the aqua Classic card. Get an initial credit line of £250-£1,200 and build your credit rating. Representative 32.9% APR (variable). Subject to term and conditions. Learn more.



Product details


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.co.uk.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 1 review
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful book in its day 19 Sept. 2009
By Steven A. Peterson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I used the first edition of this volume once upon a time (many years ago) as one of my textbooks in a course on primate behavior that I taught (a political scientist teaching primate behavior?). It was enjoyable to students, served its purpose well in presentation a lot of information to the class in a readable style. The second edition was a very well done update.

One nice touch: the volume begins with an extended quotation on apes from Hildegard of Bingen (about 1150). From there. The organization of the volume is pretty standard, with chapter after chapter considering key issues of primate behavior. Part One is labeled "Ecology." Here, we are introduced to the variety of primate species, to ecological considerations (including reproduction strategies), food and feeding, predation (and disease and death), ranging, and group size and structure, in groups versus out groups, and relations with other species). This part of the book is a building block on which subsequent chapters develop.

Part Two focuses on primate societies. Subjects covered include: genes and society, communication, demography, competition, sex, mothers and infants, and how the young "grow up" within their primate society. All chapters reflected state of the art research at the time of publication (one reason I liked Jolly's work so much).

Finally, primate intelligence. Here, Jolly considers "primate psychology," tool use, cognition, play, "language," and social learning.

By the time one finished reading this volume, one had a pretty good sense of what we knew about primate behavior at the time. And, indeed, the book does not hold up too badly, given that this edition is now over twenty years old.
Was this review helpful? Let us know


Feedback