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 Elwyn Simons: A Search for Origins
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Elwyn Simons: A Search for Origins

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Elwyn Simons has held professional appointments at Yale University (1960-1977), Duke University (1977-present), and was the Director of the Duke Primate Center (1977-1991) and


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Section 1 The Life of a Scientist 1
1. Introduction to the Festschrift
3
Fredericka B. Oakley
2. Elwyn LaVerne Simons: A Very Personal View
7
Friderun Ankel-Simons
3. A Personal Reminiscence of Elwyn
13
David Pilbeam
4. Sir Wilfrid Le Gros Clark: The Making of a Paleoanthropologist
19
Bernard Wood
5. Sir Wilfrid Le Gros Clark: Personal Recollections of Le Gros
35
Elwyn Simons
6. Human Evolution and the Challenge of Creationism: A speech given at Duke University, September 16, 2005
41
John B. Oakley
Section 2 The Fayum and Other Fossil Adventures 47
7. Five Decades in the Fayum
51
Elwyn Simons, Prithijit Chatrath, Christopher C. Gilbert and John G. Fleagle
8. Geology, Paleoenvironment, and Age of Birket Qarun Locality 2 (BQ-2), Fayum Depression, Egypt
71
Erik R. Seiffert, Thomas M. Bown, William C. Clyde and Elwyn Simons
9. Eocene and Oligocene Mammals of the Fayum, Egypt
87
Elwyn Simons
10. Early Evolution of Whales: A Century of Research in Egypt
107
Philip D. Gingerich
11. The Basicranial Anatomy of African Eocene/Oligocene Anthropoids. Are There Any Clues for Platyrrhine Origins?
125
Richard F. Kay, Elwyn Simons and Jennifer L. Ross
12. Paleontological Exploration in Africa: A View from the Rukwa Rift Basin of Tanzania
159
Nancy J. Stevens, Michael D. Gottfried, Eric M. Roberts, Saidi Kapilima, Sifa Ngasala and Patrick M. O`Connor
13. Return to Dor al-Talha: Paleontological Reconnaissance of the Early Tertiary of Libya
181
D. Tab Rasmussen, Sefau O. Tshakreen, Miloud M. Abugares and Joshua B. Smith
14. Revisiting Haritalyangar, the Late Miocene Ape Locality of India
197
Rajeev Patnaik
15. Revisiting Primate Postcrania from the Pondaung Formation of Myanmar: The Purported Anthropoid Astragalus
211
Gregg F. Gunnell and Russell L. Ciochcon
16. A Haplorhine First Metatarsal from the Middle Eocene of China
229
Daniel L. Gebo, Marian Dagosto, K. Christopher Beard, Xijun Ni and Tao Qi
17. New Data on Loreina (Primates: Omomyidae) from the early Eocene Wasatch Formation and Implications for Washakiin Relationships
243
Patricia A. Holroyd and Suzanne G. Strait
18. The Behavioral Ecology of our Earliest Hominid Ancestors
259
R.W. Sussman and Donna Hart
Section 3 Primates from Madagascar and Elsewhere 281
19. Decades of Lemur Research and Conservation: The Elwyn Simons Influence
283
Patricia C. Wright
20. Low Fetal Energy Deposition Rates in Lemurs: Another Energy Conservation Strategy
311
Chris Tilden
21. Old Lemurs: Preliminary Data on Behavior and Reproduction from the Duke University Primate Center
319
Linda Taylor
22. Peculiar Tooth Homologies of the Greater Bamboo Lemur (Prokmur = Hapalemur simus): When is a Paracone Not a Paracone?
335
Jukka Jernvall, Christopher C. Gilbert and Patricia C. Wright
23. How Big were the `Giant` Extinct Lemurs of Madagascar?
343
William L. Jungers, Brigitte Demes and Laurie R. Godfrey
24. Ghosts and Orphans: Madagascar`s Vanishing Ecosystems
361
Laurie R. Godfrey, William L. Jungers, Gary T. Schwartz and Mitchell T. Irwin
25. Vicariance vs. Dispersal in the Origin of the Malagasy Mammal Fauna
397
Ian Tattersall
26. On the Brink of Extinction: Research for the Conservation of the Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus avunculus)
409
Herbert H. Covert, Le Khac Quyet and Barth W. Wright
Appendix: Publications by Elwyn Simons Through 2006 429
Subject Index 445
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Hardback
466 pagina's
Januari 2008
794 gram
235 x 159 x 32 mm
Springer-Verlag New York Inc. us

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