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

Autore: R D Martin
Editore: New York : Basic Books, ©2013.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"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  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: R D Martin
ISBN: 9780465030156 0465030157 0465037844 9780465037841
Numero OCLC: 811598818
Descrizione: xii, 304 pages ; 25 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Robert Martin.

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Why are a quarter of a billion sperm cells needed to fertilize one human egg? Why do women, apes, and monkeys menstruate while most other mammals do not? Are women really fertile only during a few  Per saperne di più…

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