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The Resource Planet ape, Desmond Morris with Steve Parker

Planet ape, Desmond Morris with Steve Parker

Label
Planet ape
Title
Planet ape
Statement of responsibility
Desmond Morris with Steve Parker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Detail of the great apes, including: where they live, how they live and the challenges they face. Illustrations compare apes with human beings, including their anatomy, social life, physical and mental development, diet and communication
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Desmond
Dewey number
599.88
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.P96
LC item number
M67 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Parker, Steve
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Apes
Label
Planet ape, Desmond Morris with Steve Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Meet the great apes -- What is a great ape? -- Evolution of the primates -- Where do the great apes live? -- Family portraits -- Bornean orangutan -- Sumatran orangutan -- Western gorilla -- Mountain gorilla -- Chimpanzee -- Bonobo -- Prosimians -- Old World monkeys -- New World monkeys -- Gibbons -- Of apes and men -- Shared traits of the great apes -- The story of DNA -- Extinct ancestors -- Living relatives? -- Uniquely human -- How the human species advanced -- The hunted ape -- The performing ape -- Apes observed -- Apes studied in the wild -- Ape intelligence -- Apes and sign language -- Apes in experiments -- Ape anatomy -- Apes on the outside -- Size and shape -- Bones, bodies, and limbs -- Skeleton and posture -- Muscles and moving -- Faces -- Hands and feet -- Brains and nerves -- Senses -- Internal organs -- The daily meal -- Feeding and tool-use -- Essentials of diet -- Daily needs -- Diet and dentition -- A life of plants -- Foraging strategies -- Feeding routine : orangutan -- Meat-eating -- On the hunt -- Communication skills -- Why communicate? -- Visual signals -- Messages through sound -- Touch, scent, and smell -- Social life -- Family matters -- Living in numbers -- Apes alone -- Who's in charge -- Social climbing -- Playing -- Joining and leaving -- Territories -- Sex life -- How many mates? -- Starting out -- Courtship -- Breeding cycles -- Mating -- Pregnancy -- Birth and babies -- The stages of life -- Infancy -- Childhood -- Milestones of infancy -- Adolescence -- Adulthood -- Illness, injury, and death -- Growing threats -- Natural threats -- Habitat destruction -- Hunting and poaching -- Disease -- Warfare -- Not enough genes -- Saving planet ape -- Global efforts -- Charity work -- Ecotourism and community efforts -- Captive-breeding -- Rehabilitation and reintroduction -- How we can help -- Charities & organizations -- Index & acknowledgments
Control code
ocn317743725
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781554075669
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Planet ape, Desmond Morris with Steve Parker
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Meet the great apes -- What is a great ape? -- Evolution of the primates -- Where do the great apes live? -- Family portraits -- Bornean orangutan -- Sumatran orangutan -- Western gorilla -- Mountain gorilla -- Chimpanzee -- Bonobo -- Prosimians -- Old World monkeys -- New World monkeys -- Gibbons -- Of apes and men -- Shared traits of the great apes -- The story of DNA -- Extinct ancestors -- Living relatives? -- Uniquely human -- How the human species advanced -- The hunted ape -- The performing ape -- Apes observed -- Apes studied in the wild -- Ape intelligence -- Apes and sign language -- Apes in experiments -- Ape anatomy -- Apes on the outside -- Size and shape -- Bones, bodies, and limbs -- Skeleton and posture -- Muscles and moving -- Faces -- Hands and feet -- Brains and nerves -- Senses -- Internal organs -- The daily meal -- Feeding and tool-use -- Essentials of diet -- Daily needs -- Diet and dentition -- A life of plants -- Foraging strategies -- Feeding routine : orangutan -- Meat-eating -- On the hunt -- Communication skills -- Why communicate? -- Visual signals -- Messages through sound -- Touch, scent, and smell -- Social life -- Family matters -- Living in numbers -- Apes alone -- Who's in charge -- Social climbing -- Playing -- Joining and leaving -- Territories -- Sex life -- How many mates? -- Starting out -- Courtship -- Breeding cycles -- Mating -- Pregnancy -- Birth and babies -- The stages of life -- Infancy -- Childhood -- Milestones of infancy -- Adolescence -- Adulthood -- Illness, injury, and death -- Growing threats -- Natural threats -- Habitat destruction -- Hunting and poaching -- Disease -- Warfare -- Not enough genes -- Saving planet ape -- Global efforts -- Charity work -- Ecotourism and community efforts -- Captive-breeding -- Rehabilitation and reintroduction -- How we can help -- Charities & organizations -- Index & acknowledgments
Control code
ocn317743725
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781554075669
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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