By Vestre, Katharina
The Making of You is the inside story of a pregnancy, from the first cell to the first breath. This is pop science, not a parenting manual, and it almost certainly contains things you didn't know on almost every page. Did you know that sperms have a sense of smell? That your body... has three goes at making kidneys before it gets it right? That the groove on your lip is a seam where the sheets of skin that form your face fused together? This is a very short book, written in language so simple an intelligent child could read it, but it crams a lot of stuff into a very small space. It's not only a wonder-inducing account of our own individual origins; it also finds time to tell the story of how we discovered how pregnancy works, from Aristotle's experiments on chicken eggs to molecular biology. And it brings you to the cutting edge of research.Read more
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Katharina Vestre is an embryologist and Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oslo Department of Biosciences. The Making of You is her first book.
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