By John G. Fleagle (auth.), William L. Jungers (eds.)
In very basic phrases, "scaling" will be outlined because the structural and func tional results of variations in measurement (or scale) between organisms of roughly related layout. curiosity in sure points of physique dimension and scaling in primate biology (e. g. , relative mind dimension) dates to the flip of the century, and clinical debate and discussion on a variety of points of this basic topic have endured to be a prime obstacle of primatologists, actual an thropologists, and different vertebrate biologists as much as the current. certainly, the depth and scope of such examine on primates have grown significantly long ago decade or so. details keeps to acquire quickly from many alternative resources, and the duty of synthesizing the on hand facts and theories on any given subject is changing into more and more bold. as well as the formal alternate of recent principles and data between medical specialists in particular components of scaling learn, of the key pursuits of this quantity are an evaluation of our development towards knowing a variety of size-related phe nomena in primates and the id of destiny customers for carrying on with advances during this realm. even if the subject material and particular information of the problems thought of within the 20 chapters that stick to are very varied, all themes proportion an analogous basic and unifying organic subject: physique measurement version in primates and its implications for habit and ecology, anatomy and body structure, and evolution.
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