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The Fruit, the Tree, and the Serpent

Why We See So Well

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$23.50 • £18.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674061965

Publication Date: 09/30/2011

Academic Trade

224 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

33 line illustrations, 3 tables

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  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Primate Biogeography
  • 3. Why Did Primates Evolve?
  • 4. Primate Vision
  • 5. Origins of Modern Predators
  • 6. Vision and Fear
  • 7. Venomous Snakes and Anthropoid Primates
  • 8. Why Only Primates?
  • 9. Testing the Snake Detection Theory
  • Epilogue: Implications for Humans
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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