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The Ovary of Eve: Egg and Sperm and Preformation
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 hund ...more
Paperback, 420 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published 1997)
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