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Entwined lives : twins and what they tell us about human behavior

Author: Nancy L Segal
Publisher: New York : Dutton, ©1999.
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"Bringing together the latest, cutting-edge research, with illustrative case histories of twins and their families, preeminent twin researcher Dr. Nancy L. Segal explores ways in which twins enhance our knowledge of human behavioral and physical development." "How twins hold a mirror up to ourselves is reflected in real-life stories like those of Jim Lewis and Jim Springer, identical twin brothers separated at birth  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy L Segal
ISBN: 0525944656 9780525944652
OCLC Number: 40396458
Description: xx, 396 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Identical and fraternal twins: living laboratories --
Identical, but not the same: differences between identical twins --
Natural experiments: unusual twin types --
Developing in tandem: intelligence and special mental skills --
Unfolding lives: personalaity traits, mental disorders and atypical behaviors --
Friendship extraordinaire: twins' special relationship --
Twist of fate: twins reared apart --
Another twist of fate: children adopted together --
Lonesome crowd: loss of a twin --
Making multiples: new fertility treatments and beyond --
Two-base hits and triple toe loops: physical growth and athletic prowess --
Noah'a Ark: twins in the nonhuman animal kingdom --
Other half: noteworthy twins --
Double indemnity: twins in the courtroom --
Separate minds in shared bodies: conjoined twins --
Double entendre: twinship's many meanings.
Responsibility: Nancy L. Segal.

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"Bringing together the latest, cutting-edge research, with illustrative case histories of twins and their families, preeminent twin researcher Dr. Nancy L. Segal explores ways in which twins enhance our knowledge of human behavioral and physical development." "How twins hold a mirror up to ourselves is reflected in real-life stories like those of Jim Lewis and Jim Springer, identical twin brothers separated at birth and reunited at age thirty-nine. In addition to having the same jobs, cars, hobbies, and health histories, each discovered in the other a long-lost best friend, in-laws, and nieces and nephews. Bernard J. Shapiro, Ph.D., and Harold T. Shapiro, Ph.D., the only known twins to share the distinction of becoming presidents of leading universities, were uncertain if they were identical or fraternal twins until the age of sixty-two. These, along with many other case histories documented in this fascinating book, go a long way toward helping us solve our behavioral riddles"--Book jacket.

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