The astonishing story of a baby's first two years.
Renowned zoologist and scholar of human behavior Desmond Morris (The Naked Ape) reveals a baby's incredible powers of development and extraordinary growth patterns. Through informed text and stunning photographs and artworks, this insightful reference surveys the biology, physics, chemistry and other forces which drive th...more
I enjoyed this book more than most baby books because it explains the science behind a baby's development, rather than "Your baby should do this by this week." It also emphasizes the uniqueness of each baby.
I think this would be a great gift for a new parent. I just checked it out from the library and was fascinated.
Unfortunately, while there are some interesting developmental facts within, they are presented alongside a number of contentious, dubious, and unsupported theories and assertions (all without citation). These range from the benign/risible to the patently illogical/offensive; for example:
1. Mothers evolved to distinguish the cry of their own baby so they w ...more
This book was purchased per my request by my agency for resource material and I would recommend it for everyone. I'm going to have to give this book at every baby shower I go to. ...more
Can't recommend it enough, particularly for first time parents.
This book explains how babies develop. It's a fascinating read.
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