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The Evolution of the Primate Hand: Anatomical, Developmental, Functional, and Paleontological Evidence

Kivell, Tracy L. and Lemelin, Pierre and Richmond, Brian G and Schmitt, Daniel, eds. (2016) The Evolution of the Primate Hand: Anatomical, Developmental, Functional, and Paleontological Evidence. Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects, 589 . Springer ISBN 978-1-4939-3644-1. E-ISBN 978-1-4939-3646-5. (doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-3646-5) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This book demonstrates how the primate hand combines both primitive and novel morphology, both general function with specialization, and both a remarkable degree of diversity within some clades and yet general similarity across many others. Across the chapters, different authors have addressed a variety of specific questions and provided their perspectives, but all explore the main themes described above to provide an overarching “primitive primate hand” thread to the book. Each chapter provides an in-depth review and critical account of the available literature, a balanced interpretation of the evidence from a variety of perspectives, and prospects for future research questions. In order to make this a useful resource for researchers at all levels, the basic structure of each chapter is the same, so that information can be easily consulted from chapter to chapter. An extensive reference list is provided at the end of each chapter so the reader has additional resources to address more specific questions or to find specific data.

Item Type: Edited book
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3646-5
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] GRASP
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Q Science
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Biological Anthropology
Depositing User: Tracy Kivell
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 11:09 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 15:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/56816 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kivell, Tracy L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5087-0897
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