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By Desmond Morris

ISBN-10: 1554074193

ISBN-13: 9781554074198

The impressive tale of a baby's first years.

well known zoologist and student of human habit Desmond Morris (The bare Ape) unearths a baby's impressive powers of improvement and outstanding development styles. via expert textual content and attractive pictures and works of art, this insightful reference surveys the biology, physics, chemistry and different forces which force the fast alterations that ensue in a baby's physique each day.

Amazing Baby is a discovery journey via a baby's first years. the tale progresses from the instant of notion via each one section of improvement within the womb and past because the child is born and matures right into a conversing, jogging person with a distinct character. Chapters are prepared via either level and sort of progress.

The e-book good points 250 huge and lovely colour photos and illustrations in an leading edge structure that invitations either shopping and research. Full-color tracing paper overlays illustrate the numerous intricacies of little one anatomy. through the e-book, retrospective glimpses of lifestyles within the womb remind the reader of the profound impact of these first 9 months.

this gorgeous visible reference is designed to entice a person -- specially mom and dad -- drawn to how the human physique evolves and works. it's also a fantastic ebook to exploit with siblings of a brand new child.

The contents include:
* In the womb: the miracle of existence; how child develops; what child feels, sees, hears and senses
* Growing: muscle mass and bones, hormones, sustenance, sleep and dreams
* Staying healthy: powers of self-preservation, reflexes, immune process, hormones, self-repair
* Movement: gaining knowledge of stream- conserving the pinnacle, rolling, sitting, crawling, walking
* Communication: hard-wired crying, babbling, conversing, listening, physique movement
* Learning: intelligence, expertise and figuring out, exploring
* Emotions: character, reports, bonding, relationships
* Becoming independent: why people take see you later accomplish that -- longer than the other mammal.

a number of the interesting evidence in remarkable Baby:
* infants can't distinguish among evening and day till they're approximately ten weeks. as a substitute, they depend on their stomachs to control their day.
* inside of a number of days of delivery, a child can distinguish among the contact of brush bristles which are of other diameters.
* inside of forty five hours of beginning, a infant is aware his/her personal mom by way of her smell.
* infants have approximately 10,000 style buds, excess of adults do. those will not be simply at the tongue yet at the facet, again and roof of the mouth as well.

Desmond Morris' landmark booklet, The bare Ape: A Zoologist's examine of the Human Animal, used to be released in 1967. a global best-seller, it tested how people feed, sleep, struggle, mate and lift younger and in comparison human habit with that of apes. arguable on the time, the ebook shed new mild at the topic and helped swap renowned perceptions.

As in all his books, Desmond Morris reaches a favored viewers and demystifies technological know-how.

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To be more accurate, Herod built a Roman bath, or thermae—a set of large chambers, each of which was designed and built to provide an array of thermal sensations to the bather (Figure 3). ] A Court Figure 3 Masada. Left: View of the northern ledge, with terraced palace and, on top, rectangular storehouses. The arrow indicates the large bathhouse, or thermae. Right: The floor plan of the thermae, featuring an entry court, an apodyterium or disrobing room (A), a frigidarium or cold room (F), a tepidarium or warm room (T), and a caldarium or hot room (C).

When we wear oven mitts, we are increasing our insulation (and thereby decreasing the conduction of heat) at the point of contact with the hot pan. All of these are behavioral adjustments. Much of an animal’s heat exchange occurs at the interface between skin and air, and quite a bit of evolutionary creativity BODY 22 HEAT has been devoted to controlling this exchange. With regard to controlling conductive heat loss, there are two main solutions: blubber (below the skin) and fur or feathers (above the skin).

In fact, goose bumps serve no function today, but they do provide modern evidence of our ancient condition of being, like all other apes, hairy. Goose bumps, in other words, are a vestigial character, an evolutionary holdover from a time when our fur coats were grown, not purchased. Today we compensate for our nakedness by wearing clothes and, as those of us living in cold climates have learned, by wearing layers of clothes as a way to trap layers of air. (Goose bumps also occur in another important context.

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