Books:  (Noteworthy publications will be added periodically and placed at the top of the list)

  • Primate Ethnographies, by Karen B. Strier – Routledge, 2013.
  • The Bonobo and the Atheist, by Frans de Waal – W. W. Norton & Co., 2013.
  • Primate Adaptation and Evolution, by J. G. Fleagle – Elsevier, Inc., 2013.
  • The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates, ed. by Anne M. Burrows and Leanne T. Nash – Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 2010.
  • Primates and Philosophers, Frans de Waal – Princeton University Press, 2009.
  • Man the Hunted: Primates, Predators and Human Evolution, Donna Hart, Robert Wald Sussman, Robert W. Sussman – Basic Books, 2005.
  • New World Primates,  ed by Warren G. Kinzey – New York: Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 1997.
  • Apes and Human Evolution by Russell Tuttle – Harvard University Press, 2014.
  • Primate People: Saving Non-Human Primates through Education, Advocacy and Sanctuary  editor Lisa Kremmerer, foreward by Marc Beckoff – University of Utah Press, 2012.
  • Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical Guide (2nd ed.)  by J. M. Setchell and D. J. Curtis, eds. – Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • The Evolution of Primate Societies by John Mitani, Joseph Call, Peter Kappeler, Ryne Palombit and Joan Silk – University of Chicago Press, 2012.
  • The Great Ape Project: Equality Beyond Humanity by Paola Cavalieri and Peter Singer – St.Martin’s Press, 1993.
  • Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind  by Dorothy L. Cheney and Robert M. Seyfarth – University of Chicago Press, 2007.
  • Evolution and Ecology of Macaque Societies  by John E. Fa and Donald G. Lindburg – Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Sexual Selection in Primates: New and Comparative Perspectives  by Peter M. Kappeler and Carol P. vanSchaik – Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • Shaping Primate Evolution: Form, Function and Behavior  by Fred Anapol, Rebecca Z. German and Nina G. Jablonski – Cambridge University Press, 2004 – reissue, 2010.
  • Primate Life Histories and Socioecology  by Peter M. Kappeler and Michael E. Pereira – University of Chicago Press, 2003.
  • Good Natured  by Frans de Waal – Harvard University Press, 1996.
  • Comparative Primate Socioecology  by P. C. Lee and Phyllis C. Lee – Cambridge University Press, 2001.
  • Macaque Societies: A Model for the Study of Social Organization  by Bernard Thierry, Mewa Singh and Werner Kaumanns – Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • The Complete Capuchin: The Biology of the Genus Cebus  by Dorothy M. Fragaszy, Elisabetta Visalberghi and Linda M. Fedigan – Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • Juvenile Primates: Life History, Development and Behavior  (with new foreward) by Michael E. Pereira and Linda A. Fairbanks – University of Chicago Press, 2003 (from 1993).
  • Primate Males: Causes and Consequences of Variation in Group Composition  by Peter M. Kappeler – Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Primates of the World: An Illustrated Guide  by Jean-Jacques Petter and Francois Desbordes – Princeton University Press, 2013.
  • Primates of the World  by Ian Redmond, with foreword by Dame Jane Goodall – New Holland Publishers Ltd., 2010.
  • Kinship and Behavior in Primates  by Bernard Chapais and Carol M. Berman – Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Primate Societies  by Barbara B. Smuts – University of Chicago Press, 1987.
  • Sex and Friendship in Baboons  by Barbara B. Smuts – Transaction Publishers, 1985.
  • Primate Behavioral Ecology  by Karen B. Strier – Prentice Hall, 2010.

*Please note:  Cambridge University’s  “Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology” series includes an excellent list of books on primatology.   University of Chicago Press also publishes numerous books on the subject.   See:  and

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