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The Ovary of Eve: Egg and Sperm and Preformation

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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 theoryOCopreformationOCosparked an intensely heated debate that continued for over a ...more
ebook, 414 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by University of Chicago Press (first published 1997)
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A super, very intelligent book.
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I read this book in the Portuguese version and found it very interesting, although a bit boring at times - some of the historical descriptions could have been a bit abbreviated, I think.

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CLARA PINTO CORREIA nasceu em Lisboa, a 30 de Janeiro de 1960. Licenciada em Biologia pela Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa e doutorada em Biologia do Desenvolvimento pela Universidade de Buffalo (EUA). Foi jornalista no semanário O Jornal e coordenadora da secção de ciência do JL. Estreou-se com Agrião! (1983), seguindo-se entre outras Adeus, Princesa (1985), O Sapo Francisquinho ( ...more

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