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Indivisible by two : lives of extraordinary twins

Author: Nancy L Segal
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2005.
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"A leading expert on twins delves into the stories behind her research to reveal the joys and real-life traumas of twelve sets of twins, triplets, and quadruplets." "Indivisible by Two introduces us to an assortment of characters, from the "Fireman Twins"--Brothers who, though reared separately, are similar in personality and behavioral traits - to the twin sisters who overcame one twin's infertility by having the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Segal, Nancy L., 1951-
Indivisible by two.
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2005
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy L Segal
ISBN: 0674019334 9780674019331 0674025709 9780674025707
OCLC Number: 58919973
Description: 280 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. I. Separated at birth --
1. Beer cans and key rings --
2. Switched at birth --
3. Oskar and jack --
pt. II. Variations on common themes --
4. Selectively mute --
5. Straight, gay, and straight --
6. Agnes and Andru --pt. III. Extraordinary circumstances --
7. Two bodies and one soul --
8. Twin towers --
9. A good-news story --
pt. IV. Everyday wonders --
10. Selfless love --
11. Marital math --
12. Quad boys are fine ... --
Responsibility: Nancy L. Sigal.


Reveals the joys and real-life traumas of twelve sets of twins, triplets, and quadruplets.  Read more...


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A gripping collection of vignettes on an eternally fascinating phenomenon. Indivisible By Two is a wonderful book for its scientific implications, its human interest, and its literary quality. -- Read more...

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