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How we do it : the evolution and future of human reproduction

Author: R D Martin
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Despite the widespread belief that natural is better when it comes to sex, pregnancy, and parenting, most of us have no idea what "natural" really means; the origins of our reproductive lives remain a mystery. Why are a quarter of a billion sperm cells needed to fertilize one egg? Are women really fertile for only a few days each month? How long should babies be breast-fed? In How We Do It, primatologist Robert  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R D Martin
ISBN: 9780465030156 0465030157 0465037844 9780465037841
OCLC Number: 811598818
Description: xii, 304 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Sperms and eggs --
Cycles and seasons --
From mating to conception --
Long pregnancies and difficult births --
Growing a large brain --
Feeding babies: a natural history of breast-feeding --
Baby care: the broader picture --
Monkeying with human reproduction.
Responsibility: Robert Martin.


A leading primatologist offers a provocative new look at the past, present and future of sex, pregnancy, and childcare  Read more...


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"This is one of the best books about sex, and having babies, you're likely to read... If you want to know things like why men have nipples or why it takes a quarter of a billion sperm cells to Read more...

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