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By John G. Fleagle (auth.), William L. Jungers (eds.)

In very common phrases, "scaling" may be outlined because the structural and func­ tional results of alterations in measurement (or scale) between organisms of kind of comparable layout. curiosity in definite elements of physique dimension and scaling in primate biology (e. g. , relative mind measurement) dates to the flip of the century, and medical debate and discussion on quite a few points of this normal topic have persevered to be a first-rate situation of primatologists, actual an­ thropologists, and different vertebrate biologists as much as the current. certainly, the depth and scope of such learn on primates have grown significantly long ago decade or so. details maintains to acquire quickly from many various resources, and the duty of synthesizing the on hand info and theories on any given subject is changing into more and more bold. as well as the formal alternate of latest principles and data between clinical specialists in particular components of scaling study, of the key targets of this quantity are an evaluate of our growth towards figuring out a variety of size-related phe­ nomena in primates and the id of destiny customers for carrying on with advances during this realm. even though the subject material and particular information of the problems thought of within the 20 chapters that keep on with are very assorted, all subject matters proportion an identical primary and unifying organic topic: physique dimension version in primates and its implications for habit and ecology, anatomy and body structure, and evolution.

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