By Desmond Morris

ISBN-10: 1554074193

ISBN-13: 9781554074198

The excellent tale of a baby's first years.

popular zoologist and pupil of human habit Desmond Morris (The bare Ape) finds a baby's marvelous powers of improvement and notable progress styles. via trained textual content and wonderful images and artistic endeavors, this insightful reference surveys the biology, physics, chemistry and different forces which force the swift adjustments that take place in a baby's physique each day.

Amazing Baby is a discovery travel via a baby's first years. the tale progresses from the instant of perception via each one section of improvement within the womb and past because the child is born and matures right into a conversing, jogging person with a distinct character. Chapters are equipped through either degree and kind of development.

The publication good points 250 huge and lovely colour photos and illustrations in an cutting edge format that invitations either searching and examine. Full-color tracing paper overlays illustrate the various intricacies of baby anatomy. through the publication, retrospective glimpses of lifestyles within the womb remind the reader of the profound effect of these first 9 months.

this gorgeous visible reference is designed to entice a person -- in particular mom and dad -- drawn to how the human physique evolves and works. it's also a fantastic booklet to take advantage of with siblings of a brand new child.

The contents include:
* In the womb: the miracle of lifestyles; how child develops; what child feels, sees, hears and senses
* Growing: muscle mass and bones, hormones, sustenance, sleep and dreams
* Staying healthy: powers of self-preservation, reflexes, immune procedure, hormones, self-repair
* Movement: studying stream- keeping the pinnacle, rolling, sitting, crawling, walking
* Communication: hard-wired crying, babbling, talking, listening, physique movement
* Learning: intelligence, understanding and knowing, exploring
* Emotions: character, stories, bonding, relationships
* Becoming independent: why people take goodbye accomplish that -- longer than the other mammal.

a few of the attention-grabbing proof in outstanding Baby:
* infants can't distinguish among evening and day till they're approximately ten weeks. as an alternative, they depend upon their stomachs to control their day.
* inside a couple of days of delivery, a toddler can distinguish among the contact of brush bristles which are of other diameters.
* inside forty five hours of start, a child understands his/her personal mom via her smell.
* infants have approximately 10,000 style buds, excess of adults do. those should not simply at the tongue yet at the facet, again and roof of the mouth as well.

Desmond Morris' landmark ebook, The bare Ape: A Zoologist's research of the Human Animal, was once released in 1967. a world best-seller, it tested how people feed, sleep, struggle, mate and lift younger and in comparison human habit with that of apes. debatable on the time, the ebook shed new mild at the topic and helped switch renowned perceptions.

As in all his books, Desmond Morris reaches a well-liked viewers and demystifies technology.

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