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1. Vietnam Primate Conservation Status
2. Population estimates of feral
3. Ape: Taxonomic rank, Primate,
4. Behavioral observations of feral
5. Gibbons in interaction with man
6. The Gibbons of Khao Yai: Seasonal
7. Suspensory Behavior, Locomotion,
8. Osteoarthritis in Rhesus Monkeys
9. Gibbon and Siamang: Natural History,
10. The Gibbons: New Perspectives
11. Naturalistic Environments in Captivity
12. The Lesser Apes: Evolutionary
13. Almost Us: Portraits of the Apes
14. A Brain for All Seasons: Human
15. Chimpanzee: Chimpanzee, Ape, Primate

1. Vietnam Primate Conservation Status Review: Gibbons Pt. 1
by Thomas Geissmann
Paperback: 130 Pages (2000-01)

Isbn: 1903703034
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2. Population estimates of feral and free-ranging apes and gibbons: A bibliography, 1976-1986
by Jean Balch Williams
 Unknown Binding: 10 Pages (1986)

Asin: B00070VVKG
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3. Ape: Taxonomic rank, Primate, Taxonomy, Family (biology), Gibbon, Lar Gibbon, Siamang, Hominidae, Chimpanzee, Gorilla, Human, Orangutan, Barbary Macaque, Omnivore
Paperback: 160 Pages (2009-12-08)
list price: US$72.00 -- used & new: US$67.72
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Asin: 6130243049
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! An apeis any member of the Hominoidea superfamily of primates. Due to its ambiguous nature, the term apeis less suitable as a means of describing taxonomic relationships. Under the current classification system there are two families of hominoids : the family Hylobatidae consists of 4 genera and 14 species of gibbon, including the Lar Gibbon and the Siamang, collectively known as the lesser apes. The family Hominidae consisting of chimpanzees, gorillas, humans and orangutans collectively known as the great apes. A few other primates, such as the Barbary Ape, have the word apein their common names (usually to indicate lack of a tail), but they are not regarded as true apes. Except for gorillas and humans, all true apes are agile climbers of trees. They are best described as omnivorous, their diet consisting of fruit, including grass seeds, and in most cases other animals, either hunted or scavenged, along with anything else available and easily digested. They are native to Africa and Asia, although humans have spread to all parts of the world. ... Read more

4. Behavioral observations of feral and free-ranging Gibbons and Siamangs (Hylobates): A bibliography
by Jean Balch Williams
 Unknown Binding: 13 Pages (1985)

Asin: B00070N79O
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5. Gibbons in interaction with man in domestic settings
by Emily Hahn
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1972)

Asin: B0007CBVSQ
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6. The Gibbons of Khao Yai: Seasonal Variation in Behavior and Ecology
by Thad Q. Bartlett
Paperback: 192 Pages (2008-08-17)
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Asin: 0131915045
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Primatologists have long viewed small fruiting trees, like figs, as the reason for gibbons’ territorial and monogamous behavior.  However, at Khao Yai National Park in Thailand where gibbons are prevalent, figs are one of the largest trees in the forest.  In this long-term field study, Bartlett addresses this apparent contradiction and follows gibbons as their major food sources fluctuate over time.


The titles in the Primate Field Studies series impart the comprehensive results of long-term field studies to a broad audience at a critical time.  Long-term field studies often have a cohesive story to tell which encompasses many different topics, from group size and food distribution, to social behavior, reproduction, and demography.  The comprehensive and accessible monographs can supplement textbooks, or may be used as a stand-alone text in upper-level primatology courses.

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7. Suspensory Behavior, Locomotion, and Other Behaviors of Captive Gibbons: Cognition (Gibbon and Siamang) (v. 4)
 Hardcover: 316 Pages (1976-01)
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Asin: 3805516584
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8. Osteoarthritis in Rhesus Monkeys and Gibbons: A Locomotor Model of Joint Degeneration (Contributions to Primatology)
by C. Jean Derousseau
 Hardcover: 145 Pages (1988-03)
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Asin: 3805547005
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9. Gibbon and Siamang: Natural History, Social Behavior, Reproduction Vocalizations, Prehension (Progress in Biochemical Pharmacology)
by Duane M. Rumbaugh
 Hardcover: 209 Pages (1974-06)
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Asin: 3805516029
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10. The Gibbons: New Perspectives on Small Ape Socioecology and Population Biology (Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects)
Hardcover: 526 Pages (2009-06-16)
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Asin: 0387886036
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This volume will consist of an edited compilation of papers describing recent research on the socioecology, population biology, and conservation status of the small apes. As such, it will serve as a reference resource for researchers and students interested in the small apes specifically, as well as researchers interested in the gibbon perspective on a number of theoretical issues in primatology (e.g. mating systems, feeding ecology, biogeography, and conservation biology). As the volume will include research results from a diversity of small ape taxa, it will be useful for researchers interested in the diversity of adaptations displayed within the gibbon radiation, as well as those interested in specific taxa. The volume will be edited for internal consistency and clarity, and will be usable both as a compilation of individual articles and as a single document outlining the current state of research on wild gibbon populations.

The volume will be organized into three sections, encompassing gibbon socioecology and mating systems, gibbon population biology and phylogeography, and gibbon conservation, respectively. The first section will include discussions of the socioecology of both little-known (e.g. N. gabriellae) and relatively well-studied (H. lar) taxa, as well as discussions of topics about which information has previously been unavailable, including patterns of dispersal in gibbons, and the function of male parental care in S. syndactylus. As the past two decades have seen the rapid accumulation of evidence of gibbon adaptations other than strict social and sexual monogamy, a particular focus of this section will be the diversity of mating and grouping patterns in gibbons, and their social and ecological correlates. The second section will include chapters about demographic patterns, community ecology, and evolutionary relationships among gibbon populations and species. The third section will provide updated information on the conservation status of several gibbon species (including H. lar, H. agilis, H. klossii, S. syndactylus, Nomascus spp., and H. hoolock). This section will also include chapters on conservation management topics, such as reintroduction of captive gibbons and managing fragmented forest habitats.

The final contribution to the volume will be a concluding chapter summarizing the current state of research on gibbon socioecology, population biology, and conservation, and describing our revised understanding of the relationships among individual gibbons, gibbon groups, and gibbon populations. This chapter will also highlight areas where there is an urgent need for further information, especially in the field of gibbon conservation biology.

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11. Naturalistic Environments in Captivity for Animal Behavior Research (Suny Series in Endangered Species)
by Edward F. Gibbons, Everett J. Wyers
 Hardcover: 387 Pages (1994-01)
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Asin: 079141647X
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12. The Lesser Apes: Evolutionary and Behavioural Biology
by Holger Preuschoft
 Hardcover: 400 Pages (1985-02)
list price: US$30.00
Isbn: 0852244487
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Bible of gibbon study
I am a student who study gibbons.
Although this book was published long time ago,
it is bible of gibbon study.
Though I bought used book, it is very clean.
There are little information about gibbons.
I hope the other books about gibbons will be published soon.

5-0 out of 5 stars The only book you need on gibbons
Within primatology, much research has been devoted to our closest relatives, the great apes, while very little information is available on the lesser apes, the gibbons and siamangs.This book provides data ongibbon behavior, anatomy, functional morphology, ecology, and phylogeny andincludes both wild and captive studies.While it was originally publishedin the late 70's, the information is still relevant and a must have forresearchers of the lesser apes. ... Read more

13. Almost Us: Portraits of the Apes (William H. Calvin)
by William H. Calvin
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-08-29)
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Asin: B0041D88HE
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Apes look and act far more like humans than other animals. Apes are super apes, just as apes are super monkeys. Portraits of the apes provide some glimpses into our closest cousins.

EXCERPTS: Chimps are tool users in the wild but many practices are seen only in a few places, suggesting that they are passed on by observation and learning. I’ll scatter some tool examples among the pictures and also include examples of communication. In general, the items are only seen in the orangutans and the “three chimpanzees” (chimp, bonobo, and us), not in other wild apes (gorilla, gibbon, siamang):

Chimps can hammer open tough nuts, seeking out flat stones to use as an anvil.Some will even stabilize the anvil by wedging another stone underneath.

Chimps can mop up insects using a leaf and then eat the insects.

A chimp will even make a thin stick into a tool by stripping off leaves and protrusions, then punching through the ground into an underground termite nest, and eating the defending termites that cling to the stick when it is withdrawn.

Chimpanzee Politics: subordinate males will form coalitions to control the power of a dominant chimp.

NOT SEEN: A chimp coalition playing against another coalition, as in the ad hoc teams of humans for various games.Only chimps and humans exhibit both the cooperative hunting of game and the gang warfare that often kills a lone neighbor. In both, the males act as a bonded “band of brothers.”

Some chimps will use a stick to comb tangles out of their hair.

The royal wrist: adult apes may extend the back of their hand to be kissed by an infant, which reassures it.

When fruit is out of reach, some wild chimps (and orangutans) will use a long stick to hook and pull down a branch.

The often-deprecated nonreproductive sexual behaviors occasionally seen in chimpanzees, gorillas, and humans are seen in almost every bonobo.

A bonobo may play a version of blindman’s buff, holding a hand over his eyes or draping a blanket over his head – and then show off how well he can balance on a rope or bounce off the walls without looking where he is going.

An orangutan will use a stick to scratch its back.

Orangutans can grab a sleeping slow loris and kill it with a bite to the head.

NOT SEEN: group hunting.

To get across a wide gap, a female orangutan bit through a thick vine and then used it to swing across, Tarzan style.

In zoo settings, orangutans are much faster to learn tool use than chimpanzees and are also more creative.

NOT SEEN: Orangutan Politics for establishing alliances that prevent a big male from dominating.

Sharing food with friends, and not just family, has not been seen in wild gorillas.

No “Gorilla Politics”:Males do not form coalitions to limit the power of the dominant silverback male.

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14. A Brain for All Seasons: Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change (William H. Calvin)
by William H. Calvin
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-09-01)
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Asin: B0042ANY52
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Apes look and act far more like humans than other animals. Apes are super apes, just as apes are super monkeys. Portraits of the apes provide some glimpses into our closest cousins. [Shows in full color on Kindle apps for color screens.]

"It reminds me of what my colleague Gordon Orians said about views that make people feel good. As a behavioral ecologist, he speaks figuratively of the Ghost of Dangers Past (we dream of spiders and snakes, not current dangers such as cars and handguns). He says our human aesthetic sensibilities are similarly influenced by the Ghost of Habitats Past. Habitat selection by an animal is influenced by where it grew up, by where it sees others of its own species, and – especially when those criteria aren’t working very well – by some innate knowledge of what the species’ former habitats looked like…. A high-ranked vista for humans generally includes some water (stream, pond, seashore). A forest view isn’t as good as one with some scattered trees (not too tall, either; trees that spread out in horizontal layers like acacias get higher viewer ratings). A few large animals in the distance (but not too close for comfort) is an attractive option. And, for best effect, the scene should be viewed from a slight elevation, preferably framed in a way that suggests viewing from some shelter.
In short, I would conclude, it’s the view from a tree nest in our ancestral savanna home. Such gut feelings tell us something about our ancestors – indeed about what they liked to put in their guts. Such innate likings would have guided individuals in selecting a habitat suited to the better ways of making a living for their species, back then – telling them when to settle down, when to move on to “a better view.”
Oriental landscape architecture adheres to this savanna-tree-house formula, what with that little shelter on the artificial hill from which to survey the ponds and scattered trees. It’s species specific to us humans – a chimp or bonobo would have a different esthetic, likely featuring more of an inside-the-forest view of fruit trees. They might find our open spaces threatening.
I’ll be in the Rift Valley soon, so let me save tree-house esthetics until then. Maybe this belongs on the hominid bootstrap list, if we can ever figure out chimp esthetics as a basis for comparison." ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Liberal trash
I've been reading "Understanding Human History" by Michael Hart which is in the same genre, when my daughter gave me "A Brain For All Seasons" to check out. William Calvin's book is sloppy, repetitive, heavily biased and patronizing. For example, when discussing the r-K continuum among human groups he talks down to us stupid people (anybody who would read this and think it was good must fit into this category) by explaining that a genetically controlled trait might be a "package deal" like getting leather seats and power windows together in a car. Look clown, you don't have to talk down to your audience unless you are writing your book for a bunch or morons (he was).
In another case he says that IQ does not have anything to do with intelligence (predicts whether you'll succeed in college, life, etc though!) and brain size differ between Asians and Blacks by more than 2 percent, and that wouldn't make much difference. Huh? 1370 (average Asian brain size) - 1270 cc (average black brain size)/1270 equals 7.9% on my calculator. Obviously he isn't the genius he thinks he is.
In another passage he says the Chinese failed to continue their seafaring expeditions (and go on to "discover" Europe) due to politics. This is true. He then goes on to put it into context, "you would have to imagine an ultraconservative takeover of the US that, for some reason, frowned on both airplanes and computers". Really? In the 1970's the "Progressives" told us we had to stop going to the Moon, put off going to Mars and stop launching money into space to spend it on the people on the earth. Seems like Mr. Calvin has it backwards. Besides, no one could call the Chinese conservative, they ALWAYS vote Democrat in the US. It's probably their progressive dictatorial proclivities that brought those westbound ships home, not the profit seeking conservative traits that the Europeans had when they sought gold and spice, tea and slaves when they conquered the entire world.
From there he goes on to tell us that hot means cold, warming means cooling, big brains helped evolution but didn't help Europeans and Chinese invent more stuff than Africans. What a clown.
People interested in science and real evolution cause and effect would be better off with Understanding Human History by Michael Hart. This guy is just a mouthpiece for bad math, bad science, and more government control of our economy.

3-0 out of 5 stars A Brain for All Seasons: Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change
The book is in fact a collected of notes and thoughts about various aspects of human evolution and its "actors". It is written rather to give some ideas for individual thinking than a comprehensive study of the subject introduced by the title. Unfortunately the book contains some mistakes (e.g. Homo sp. in Europe is not older than 1.0 Ma and absolutely not 1.7 Ma as stated on the page 39).
Nevertheless it could make a good reading for students and non-specialists interested in the subject. Remember, do not read this book without any additional source reading.

2-0 out of 5 stars disjointed? Hard for me to get through
I purchased this book on a friend's recommendation as an accessible, easy-to-read book (we both really enjoyed "Guns Germs and Steel"). However, I had a hard time following this author in his discussions as he travels. I wasn't sure of the point he was trying to make in the chapters. I applaud the author for attempting to describe his theory at a laymen's level, but I'm not sure he was successful.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating Account of How Abrupt Climate Changes might Have Affected Human Evolution
Human evolution is one of the great detective stories of the twenty-first century. How did this species, Homo sapien sapiens, come to be? Our written record provides some details for only about the last 10,000 years, but what about the millions of years on Earth beforehand? Charles Darwin's rock-solid theory of natural selection, while attacked from the political and religious right as unable to explain the "miracle" of life in the universe without reference to God's creation, remains at the center of all explanations that take a scientific perspective on the subject. William H. Calvin, on the faculty at the University of Washington's School of Medicine, offers in "A Brain for All Seasons" a modification of Darwin's theory that is both illuminating and reasoned. He argues that while Darwin thought in terms of eons of time and slow progression across thousands of generations, some evolutionary processes might be more immediate and striking.

Specifically, Calvin asserts that the capacity and complexity of the human brain grew significantly in response to cataclysm on the Earth. Cycles of radical and abrupt climate change, warm-and-wet versus cold-and-dry, help to explain the current state of human evolution. Ancient humans were driven to adapt within a few generations to abrupt climate change, a set of cycles between ice ages and warm seasons, forcing biological as well as other changes on those who survived (and probably few did). These "whiplash" climate shifts, as Calvin calls them, meant that those most adaptable survived and others did not. One major aspect of adaptability is brain power and reasoning. While not exclusive to Calvin, other scientists have made this case effectively, "A Brain for All Seasons" offers a reasoned, accessible explanation of how humanity came to be as it is today. It also offers a cautionary note about the potential for future abrupt climate change and what it might portend for the future of humanity. Wars over land and resources appear almost a certainty, he contends. Widespread starvation and death will also result. And again, those with the most adaptability will survive.

William Calvin's analysis is erudite and thought-provoking. It is also highly entertaining. Written as a travelogue that stretches across the globe, especially Africa and the Arctic, "A Brain for All Seasons" serves as an entrée for a lay audience into the world of paleobiology. Calvin does a good job of speaking to that broad audience, but as is the case with most books that seek to communicate scientific knowledge to non-scientists this one sometimes oversimplifies and overstates the evidence. It should be read, as should all books, with a critical mind, something that I'm sure William Calvin would appreciate. Taken altogether, however, it is a useful starting point in understanding how humans evolved from the distant past.

5-0 out of 5 stars Challenging but well worth reading
This is not an easy book to read. Calvin aims high, setting out to present a coherent new model of how repeated, abrupt climate changes may have driven the evolution of the human brain. Since science has only known about Earth's history of climatic instability for a few years and many details remain to be filled in, Calvin has taken on a major challenge. As if that were not enough, in the second half of _A Brain for All Seasons_, he presents the latest ideas about the mechanisms that may have shifted the global climate from extreme to extreme in the past and may do so in the future, and presents an insightful analysis of the risks involved in our present denial-driven do-nothing approach toward climate change.

Unfortunately, a lot of the book reads as though Calvin were thinking out loud. He tends to follow his chain of thought wherever it leads at the time, which I found quite frustrating early on. However, he eventually weaves together the many strands he's mulling over, often in an original and thought-provoking way.

If you come away from the book with a clear understanding of his two main ideas, (1) that repeating cycles of large, abrupt climate shifts have taken place over the course of human evolution and provide a convincing ratcheting mechanism for increased brain size and complexity, and (2) that we urgently need to move past the now headshakingly stupid debate about whether or not human-induced climate change is real to a pragmatic analysis of the risks looming ahead and our options for dealing with them, it's well worth a bit of frustration at his style. In the end, I found the book more than worth the effort.

Robert Adler
Author of _Science Firsts: From the Creation of Science to the Science of Creation_, (John Wiley& Sons, 2002)
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15. Chimpanzee: Chimpanzee, Ape, Primate cognition, Nim Chimpsky, Tool use by animals, Great ape language, Laughter in animals, List of fictional apes, Gorillas ... Great ape personhood, Bonobo, Silvery Gibbon
Paperback: 24 Pages (2009-05-25)
list price: US$54.00
Isbn: 6130011482
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Chimpanzee. Ape, Primate cognition, Nim Chimpsky,Tool useby animals, Great ape language, Laughter in animals,List offictional apes, Gorillas in comics, Chimpanzee genomeproject, Great ape personhood, Bonobo, Silvery Gibbon,Kloss's Gibbon, Western Hoolock Gibbon, SouthernWhite-cheeked Gibbon, Bornean Orangutan, SumatranOrangutan,Western Gorilla. ... Read more

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