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Baby : a portrait of the amazing first two years of life

Author: Desmond Morris
Publisher: London : Hamlyn, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Covering a baby's first two years with glimpses of life in the womb, this title details the changes that occur as development progresses. It sets out the facts with visual reference.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Desmond Morris
ISBN: 9780600609018 0600609014
OCLC Number: 232365585
Description: pages cm
Contents: FOREWORD; INTRODUCTION; THE NEW BABY; the miracle of a new life, including how your baby developed in the womb and what she feels, sees, hears and senses, HOW YOUR BABY GROWS; the formation of muscles and bones, how milk alone can sustain growth in the first few months, the effects of hormones, sleep and sleep patterns, YOUR BABY'S AMAZING POWERS OF SELF-PRESERVATION; including reflex reactions, the immune system, and his body's ability to repair itself, HOW YOUR BABY MASTERS MOVEMENT; from learning to hold her head, to rolling, sitting, crawling and walking, COMMUNICATION; how your baby is programmed to communicate by crying, babbling, speaking, listening, and using his body expressively, HOW BABIES LEARN; the nature of intelligence, developing awareness and understanding, exploring the world around, learning about object permanence and how things work, EMOTIONAL LIFE; how each baby has a unique personality, and individual set of experiences that shape her emotions and affect the way she bonds and relates to others, BECOMING INDEPENDENT; how your baby learns to do things for himself and the reasons why humans take longer than other mammals,
Responsibility: Desmond Morris.


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