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The Making of You: A Journey from Cell to Human

The Making of You: A Journey from Cell to Human

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... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781788161831
Barcode 9781788161831
Published 18 March 2019 by Profile Books Ltd
Format Hardback, Main
Author(s) By Vestre, Katharina
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ISBN-13 9781788161831
ISBN-10 1788161831
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Wellcome Collection
Publication Date 18 March 2019
International Publication Date 21 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Vestre, Katharina
Category Embryology
Popular Science
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 297g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Fetus - Growth, Fetus - Physiology
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 612.647
Catalogue Code 967648

Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Vestre has a rare talent for breaking down complex biology and turning it into something captivating and compelling -- Linda Geddes, Bumpology Tremendously enjoyable... From Hox genes to glial cells, The Making of You wears its evident scholarship lightly -- Jessie Greengrass, Sight Ideal reading for anyone who was ever an embryo -- Matthew Cobb, Life's Greatest Secret Captivating * The Bookseller *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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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