Describes the fascinating wonders of our prenatal origins as we prepare to take on the challenges of independent life. The author answers such questions as:
* How does the fetus start the birth process?
* Why does the fetus make breathing movements?
* What are the functions of the placenta, our only true throw-away organ?
* How does maternal lifestyle affect the fetus?
* How does the fetus tell the time?
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Peter Nathanielsz holds three doctorates from Cambridge University, PhD, MD and ScD. He has taught at Cambridge University in England, and the University of California. He is James Law Professor of Reproductive Medicine at Cornell University.
Trained as an obstetrician, his research into the mysteries of life in the womb and the mechanisms of birth has been recognized by Fellowship ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians in England. He has lectured at many Universities and Medical Schools throughout the world. In 1998 he presented a series of lectures in Europe as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar.
Dr. Nathanielsz has developed a reputation as a communicator of science to high school students and general audiences in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, England, Holland, German, France, Scandinavia, Spain and Italy.
His work has been featured on British, American, and Canadian television and radio and extensively covered by national and international newspapers and magazines such as The Economist, American Scientist, Discover Magazine.Review:
"... condenses a bookshelf worth of facts and theories into one succinct volume, covering production from fertilization through birth and the newborn...amazingly detailed, with new facts in almost every sentence." -- Niles Newton, PhD, Birth 20:3, September 1993.
"...a brilliant book and well worth a read." -- KIDS, St. Catharine's College [UK] Society Magazine, 1993
"...reads like poetry...conveys the miracle of the developing fetus along with the latest scientific developments in fetal physiology. For once, the average parent doesn't have to sit back and accept that wonderful advances have been made without having any idea what they are." -- Helen Brown, Sunday Star, December 1993 Auckland, New Zealand
"...the best I have seen at providing such detailed information...in a clear and understandable fashion." -- Robin Walker, MD, Canadian Paediatric Society News Bulletin, August 1993
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Book Description Blackstone Audiobooks, 1995. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0786108932
Book Description Blackstone Audiobooks, 1995. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: Brand New. 9.75x6.75x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0786108932