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Mom genes : inside the new science of our ancient maternal instinct

Author: Abigail Tucker
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Gallery Books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"Everyone knows how babies are made, but scientists are only just beginning to understand the making of a mother. Mom Genes reveals the hard science behind our tenderest maternal impulses, tackling questions such as whether a new mom's brain ever really bounces back, why mothers are destined to mimic their own moms (or not), and how maternal aggression makes females the world's most formidable creatures." -- inside
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tucker, Abigail,
Mom genes
New York : Gallery Books, 2021.
(DLC) 2020045859
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abigail Tucker
ISBN: 9781501192852 150119285X
OCLC Number: 1162990034
Description: 315 pages : 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Of mice and moms --
Momentum --
Dad genes --
The whole shebang --
Mommy weirdest --
Mother of invention --
In search of the mom gene --
Are you kidding me? --
Thermometers --
No mom is an island --
Motherland.
Responsibility: Abigail Tucker.

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"Everyone knows how babies are made, but scientists are only just beginning to understand the making of a mother. Mom Genes reveals the hard science behind our tenderest maternal impulses, tackling questions such as whether a new mom's brain ever really bounces back, why mothers are destined to mimic their own moms (or not), and how maternal aggression makes females the world's most formidable creatures." -- inside front jacket flap.

"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Lion in the Living Room comes a fascinating and provocative exploration of the biology of motherhood. Everyone knows how babies are made, but scientists are only just beginning to understand the making of a mother. Mom Genes reveals the hard science behind our tenderest maternal impulses, tackling questions such as whether a new mom's brain ever really bounces back, why mothers are destined to mimic their own moms (or not), and how maternal aggression makes females the world's most formidable creatures. Part scientific odyssey, part memoir, Mom Genes weaves the latest research with Abigail Tucker's personal experiences to create a delightful, surprising, and poignant portrait of motherhood. It's vital reading for anyone who has ever wondered what rocks the hand that rocks the cradle"--

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"This is a fascinating book....Her stories about her own parenting misadventures, including her emergency C-section and a bout with postpartum depression, helpfully illustrate the role context plays Read more...

 
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