Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology: Mountain Gorillas: Three Decades of Research at Karisoke Series Number 27

La description

For the past three decades the mountain gorillas of Karisoke Research Center have been the subject of many studies focusing on their behaviour and ecology. Long-term observations on known individuals, from birth to death, and data on social behaviour within and between groups have led to an understanding of many aspects of gorilla social structure. The findings have made significant contributions to models of comparative primate behavioural ecology. Mountain gorillas have also been the focus of intense conservation efforts, which have become a model for conservation programs elsewhere. While most research has focused on mountain gorillas, data on the other two recognised subspecies have increased over the past twenty years. This book highlights and summarises some of the behavioural, ecological and conservation work on mountain gorillas, and makes comparisons with findings from other study sites. It represents the most up-to-date and diverse collection of information available on this endangered ape.

Details

Author(s)
C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Robert Andrew Foley, Nina G. Jablonski, Karen B. Strier, Michael Little, Kenneth M. Weiss, Martha M. Robbins, Pascale Sicotte, Kelly J. Stewart
Format
Paperback | 448 pages
Dimensions
158 x 235 x 25mm | 865g
Publication date
30 Sep 2005
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Revised ed.
Illustrations note
44 Tables, unspecified; 18 Halftones, unspecified; 46 Line drawings, unspecified
ISBN10
0521019869
ISBN13
9780521019866
Bestsellers rank
1,885,170