The Resource How we do it : the evolution and future of human reproduction, Robert Martin

How we do it : the evolution and future of human reproduction, Robert Martin

Label
How we do it : the evolution and future of human reproduction
Title
How we do it
Title remainder
the evolution and future of human reproduction
Statement of responsibility
Robert Martin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Despite our seemingly endless fascination with sex and parenting, the origins of our reproductive lives remain a mystery. Why are a quarter of a billion sperm cells needed to fertilize one egg? Are women really fertile for only a few days each month? How long should women breast-feed? In [this book], primatologist Robert Martin draws on forty years of research to locate the origins of everything from sex cells to baby care, and to reveal what's really natural when it comes to making and raising babies. He acknowledges that although it's not realistic to reproduce like our ancestors did, there are surprising consequences to behavior we take for granted, such as bottle feeding, cesarean sections, and in vitro fertilization"--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, R. D.
Dewey number
612.6
Index
index present
LC call number
QP251
LC item number
.M325 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human reproduction
  • Human evolution
  • Evolution (Biology)
Target audience
adult
Label
How we do it : the evolution and future of human reproduction, Robert Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-288) and index
Contents
Sperm and eggs -- Cycles and seasons -- From mating to conception -- Long pregnancies and difficult births -- Growing a large brain -- Feeding babies: a natural history of breast-feeding -- Baby care: the broader picture -- Monkeying with human reproduction
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 304 p.
Isbn
9780465030156
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811598818
  • 1041311
  • (OCoLC)ocn811598818
  • 1041311
Label
How we do it : the evolution and future of human reproduction, Robert Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-288) and index
Contents
Sperm and eggs -- Cycles and seasons -- From mating to conception -- Long pregnancies and difficult births -- Growing a large brain -- Feeding babies: a natural history of breast-feeding -- Baby care: the broader picture -- Monkeying with human reproduction
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 304 p.
Isbn
9780465030156
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811598818
  • 1041311
  • (OCoLC)ocn811598818
  • 1041311

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