By John G. Fleagle (auth.), William L. Jungers (eds.)
In very normal phrases, "scaling" will be outlined because the structural and func tional effects of transformations in dimension (or scale) between organisms of kind of comparable layout. curiosity in yes elements of physique dimension and scaling in primate biology (e. g. , relative mind dimension) dates to the flip of the century, and medical debate and discussion on a variety of facets of this basic topic have persevered to be a main quandary 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 drastically long ago decade or so. details maintains to amass speedily from many alternative 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 parts of scaling study, of the foremost ambitions of this quantity are an review of our development towards knowing a variety of size-related phe nomena in primates and the id of destiny clients 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 persist with are very assorted, all issues percentage a similar basic and unifying organic topic: physique dimension edition in primates and its implications for habit and ecology, anatomy and body structure, and evolution.
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