"The goal of this book is to introduce to the reader unfamiliar with primatology in Japan, examples of some of the representative work carried out by scientists at the country's premier institution for primate studies, Kyoto University, and to provide three unique multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the age old question where did we come from and what makes us unique or similar to our primate ancestors?" -- preface.
Includes bibliographical references.
Cultural diversity of social behaviors in Japanese macaques
Primate self-medication and the treatment of parasite infection
From genes to the mind : comparative genomics and cognitive science elucidating aspects of the apes that make us human