By Karen B. Strier
The woolly spider monkey, or muriqui, is without doubt one of the such a lot endangered primate species on the planet this day. due to deforestation pressures in its usual habitat-- the Atlantic coastal forests of southeastern Brazil--the muriquis are limited to below 3 percentage in their unique variety. There are actually just a dozen woodland fragments identified to aid a complete muriqui inhabitants of approximately 500 contributors. This e-book strains the normal heritage of the muriqui from its medical discovery in 1806 to its present, hugely endangered prestige. The booklet offers a case learn of this scientifically vital primate species by means of balancing box study and ecological concerns. via Strier's obtainable presentation, readers achieve a huge figuring out of primate habit and tropical conservation. The e-book additionally offers a realistic account of ways to establish and pursue an in-depth longitudinal examine of an animal inhabitants, whereas describing the buzz of gaining first the muriquis' belief after which insights into their lives. the writer deals the original viewpoint of a hugely devoted anthropologist who has committed years to the remark of this certain species, whereas operating to coach scholars and to guard the muriquis' ultimate wooded area habitats. The publication will curiosity biologists, primatologists, and zoologists, in addition to somebody interested by conservation, ecology, and animal habit.