the World's Apes E-Book
Welcome to All the World’s Apes, the second volume in the All the World’s Primates ebook series. Developed for students, researchers, and anyone interested in primates, this authoritative book illustrates the diversity of the fascinating superorder which includes the gibbons of Asia; the orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra; the gorillas, chimps, bonobos of Africa; and humans. Contributors to this book include more than 100 photographers and primatologists, often the world’s experts on the species they describe. The taxonomy, common names, and conservation status are generally based on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (www.iucnredlist.org) and volume 3 of Handbook of the Mammals of the World (2013), edited by Mittermeier, Rylands, and Wilson.
This portable resource can help you learn about our closest relative at home or during your travels to their habitat. Each ape has an introduction with general information about the family, followed by profiles of its species. Every species profile includes color photographs, a color range map, and information on the species’ taxonomy, distinguishing characteristics, physical characteristics, locomotion, diet, life history, social organization, behavior, habitat, IUCN conservation status, and threats the species faces in its NATURAL HABITAT. The information is concise and thoroughly referenced for those who would like to look up the original sources. “NA” is used to indicate that information is not available for a species and is probably not known at this time; more research is needed to fill in such details about these primates so that conservation efforts can be more effective.
The information presented here has been extracted and edited from the All the World’s Primates (AWP) website, an online database at alltheworldsprimates.org. Access to the full database is available to members of Primate Conservation, Inc., a USA-based, all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) private foundation dedicated to the study and protection of the least-known and most endangered primates in their NATURAL HABITAT. The AWP website is a compendium of information provided by more than 300 primate researchers. It features audio and video clips, more than 3000 photographs and a few drawings of all the primates currently known, and detailed, interactive, topographic range maps. The maps can be seen on the home page without logging in to the website.
Although this book has been developed for reading devices with color screens, it may also be viewed on black-and-white readers, but expectations regarding the appearance of photographs and maps should be reduced. The book may be read sequentially like a novel, but it will probably be handy to use the table of contents to navigate. Different reading devices handle tables of contents in a variety of ways, and the amount detail shown in the table of contents may be dependent on your reader.
We hope you enjoy this book and that it deepens your knowledge and understanding of primates and the threats to their survival in this human-altered world. Please do all you can to protect the natural world and endangered primate species. We’re very interested in your feedback. If you have comments or suggestions, please email us at email@example.com.
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This authoritative ebook is the first in a series
that will cover All the World’s Primates. It is available on Amazon for $9.99. Developed
for students, researchers, and anyone interested primates, this ebook
illustrates the diversity of this fascinating suborder, including many of our
cutest, oddest, rarest, and least-known relatives. All the lemurs of Madagascar, the lorises of Asia, and
the galagos (bushbabies) and pottos of Africa are included in this truly
portable ebook for your travels to primate habitat countries or sitting at home.
Each primate family has an introduction with general information about the
family. Each species has a photograph, a color range map, and information on its
taxonomy, distinguishing characteristics, physical characteristics, locomotion,
diet, life history, social organization, behavior, habitat, and IUCN threatened
status, plus the threats it faces in its natural habitat. The information is
concise, easy to read, and fully referenced.
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