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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 the widespread belief that natural is better when it comes to sex, pregnancy, and parenting, most of us have no idea what "natural" really means; 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 babies be breast-fed? In How We Do It, primatologist Robert Martin draws on forty years of research to locate the roots of everything from our sex cells to the way we care for newborns. He examines the procreative history of humans as well as that of our primate kin to reveal what's really natural when it comes to making and raising babies, and distinguish which behaviors we ought to continue--and which we should not. Although it's not realistic to raise our children like our ancestors did, Martin's investigation reveals surprising consequences of--and suggests ways to improve upon--the way we do things now. For instance, he explains why choosing a midwife rather than an obstetrician may have a greater impact than we think on our birthing experience, examines the advantages of breast-feeding for both mothers and babies, and suggests why babies may be ready for toilet training far earlier than is commonly practiced. How We Do It offers much-needed context for our reproductive and child-rearing practices, and shows that once we understand our evolutionary past, we can consider what worked, what didn't, and what it all means for the future of our species."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1942-
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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)
  • Reproduction
  • Biological Evolution
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Human evolution
  • Human reproduction
  • Human reproduction
  • Human evolution
  • Evolution (Biology)
Label
How we do it : the evolution and future of human reproduction, Robert Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sperms 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
Control code
ocn811598818
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780465030156
Lccn
2012278031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465030156
  • (OCoLC)811598818
Label
How we do it : the evolution and future of human reproduction, Robert Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sperms 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
Control code
ocn811598818
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780465030156
Lccn
2012278031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465030156
  • (OCoLC)811598818

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