Babies are amazing, with incredible potential for growth and extraordinary powers of development. Desmond Morris's visually stunning and thought-provoking book sets out the astonishing facts to make you marvel at the complexity of the human body and a baby's ability to achieve so much in so little time. Covering learning and physical, emotional and social progress in the first two years as well as retrospective glimpses of life in the womb, Baby contains a wealth of fascinating information and captivating photographs. An engaging read and enchanting reference, Baby is the ideal gift or self-purchase for new parents, as well as anyone interested in how the human body works.
Desmond Morris is an internationally renowned zoologist, prolific writer and broadcaster. His pioneering and influential work in the study of human and animal behaviour, together with his gift for communicating ideas and information, have made him the man most responsible for popularizing these subjects. He is the author of many bestselling books on human and animal behaviour, including The Naked Ape, Manwatching and Babywatching. Baby has appeared in 29 languages worldwide.
FOREWORD; INTRODUCTION; THE NEW BABY; the miracle of a new life, including how your baby developed in the womb and what she feels, sees, hears and senses, HOW YOUR BABY GROWS; the formation of muscles and bones, how milk alone can sustain growth in the first few months, the effects of hormones, sleep and sleep patterns, YOUR BABY'S AMAZING POWERS OF SELF-PRESERVATION; including reflex reactions, the immune system, and his body's ability to repair itself, HOW YOUR BABY MASTERS MOVEMENT; from learning to hold her head, to rolling, sitting, crawling and walking, COMMUNICATION; how your baby is programmed to communicate by crying, babbling, speaking, listening, and using his body expressively, HOW BABIES LEARN; the nature of intelligence, developing awareness and understanding, exploring the world around, learning about object permanence and how things work, EMOTIONAL LIFE; how each baby has a unique personality, and individual set of experiences that shape her emotions and affect the way she bonds and relates to others, BECOMING INDEPENDENT; how your baby learns to do things for himself and the reasons why humans take longer than other mammals,
'Packed with lovely photos, this book will improve your baby knowledge in no time' - Pregnancy, Baby & You 'This gorgeous book is a coffee-table trophy as well as an interesting read all about the amazing development journey your baby goes on in the womb and after birth. One to treat yourself to.' - Pregnancy & Birth 'Hats off to Desmond Morris...' - Sunday Times
Octopus Publishing Group
A Portrait of the Amazing First Two Years of Life
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250 colour photographs