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The ovary of Eve : egg and sperm and preformation

Author: Clara Pinto Correia
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1998, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Pbk. ed., 1998]View all editions and formats
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"The Ovary of Eve is a rich and often hilarious account of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century efforts to understand conception. In these early years of the Scientific Revolution, the most intelligent men and women of the day struggled to come to terms with the origins of new life, and one theory--preformation--sparked an intensely heated debate that continued for over a hundred years. Clara Pinto-Correia traces the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Correia, Clara Pinto.
Ovary of Eve.
Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1998, ©1997
(DLC) 97014011
(OCoLC)36713220
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clara Pinto Correia
ISBN: 0226669505 9780226669502
OCLC Number: 44959959
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 396 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prologue: Dare to Know --
1. All about Eve --
2. All about Adam --
3. "One Does Not See the Wind" --
4. Hopeful Monsters --
5. Frogs with Boxer Shorts --
6. The H Word --
7. The Music of the Spheres --
8. Magical Numbers --
Epilogue: The Fat Lady Will Not Sing.
Responsibility: Clara Pinto-Correia.

Abstract:

"The Ovary of Eve is a rich and often hilarious account of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century efforts to understand conception. In these early years of the Scientific Revolution, the most intelligent men and women of the day struggled to come to terms with the origins of new life, and one theory--preformation--sparked an intensely heated debate that continued for over a hundred years. Clara Pinto-Correia traces the history of this much maligned theory through the cultural capitals of Europe."--Publisher's description.

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