Obituary: Prudence Hero Napier (1916–1997)

  title={Obituary: Prudence Hero Napier (1916–1997)},
  author={Colin P. Groves},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  • C. Groves
  • Published 1 April 1998
  • History
  • International Journal of Primatology
Prue Napier (Fig. 1) died on June 6, 1997. She was one of Britain's most eminent primatologists and the world's leading expert on the taxonomy of Primates. She was the widow of the founder of the field of primatology, John Russell Napier, who died in 1987. Prue was born in Liverpool in 1916, daughter of Sir Hugo Rutherford, the Member of Parliament for Liverpool North. In 1936 she married John Napier, recently graduated as a surgeon, who was developing a particular interest in the hand. During… 
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An academic genealogy on the history of American field primatologists.

It is concluded that while the Hooton/Washburn lineage has remained remarkably homogenous in its anthropological focus, the field is also becoming increasingly enriched by primatologists who have had training in fields such as zoology, psychology, and ecology both in the United States and abroad.

Napier, John

John Napier (Fig. 1), the eighth Laird of Merchiston, was born in Merchiston, Scotland in 1550. He is best known for his invention of logarithms, but he also took an active part in the development of

Napier, John

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