Amazing Baby - by Desmond Morris

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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...
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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 the rapid changes that occur in a baby's body every day.

Amazing Baby is a discovery tour through a baby's first two years. The story progresses from the moment of conception through each phase of development in the womb and beyond as the baby is born and matures into a talking, walking individual with a unique personality. Chapters are organized by both stage and type of growth.

The book features 250 large and beautiful color photographs and illustrations in an innovative layout that invites both browsing and study. Full-color tracing paper overlays illustrate the many intricacies of infant anatomy. Throughout the book, retrospective glimpses of life in the womb remind the reader of the profound influence of those first nine months.

This beautiful visual reference is designed to appeal to anyone -- especially parents -- interested in how the human body evolves and works. It is also an ideal book to use with siblings of a new baby.

The contents include:

  • In the womb: the miracle of life; how baby develops; what baby feels, sees, hears and senses
  • Growing: muscles and bones, hormones, sustenance, sleep and dreams
  • Staying healthy: powers of self-preservation, reflexes, immune system, hormones, self-repair
  • Movement: mastering movement- holding the head, rolling, sitting, crawling, walking
  • Communication: hard-wired crying, babbling, speaking, listening, body movement
  • Learning: intelligence, awareness and understanding, exploring
  • Emotions: personality, experiences, bonding, relationships
  • Becoming independent: why humans take so long do so -- longer than any other mammal.

Some of the fascinating facts in Amazing Baby:

  • Babies cannot distinguish between night and day until they are about ten weeks. Instead, they rely on their stomachs to regulate their day.
  • Within a few days of birth, a baby can distinguish between the touch of brush bristles that are of different diameters.
  • Within 45 hours of birth, a newborn knows his/her own mother by her smell.
  • Babies have about 10,000 taste buds, far more than adults do. These are not just on the tongue but on the side, back and roof of the mouth as well.

Desmond Morris' landmark book, The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal, was published in 1967. A worldwide best-seller, it examined how humans feed, sleep, fight, mate and raise young and compared human behavior with that of apes. Controversial at the time, the book shed new light on the subject and helped change popular perceptions.

As in all his books, Desmond Morris reaches a popular audience and demystifies science.

 

Product Details

Hardcover: 208 pages

     
     
     

    Editorial Reviews

    From Publishers Weekly

    The author of the bestselling 1967 book, The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal, Morris here presents a beautiful and useful guide to the first two years of a baby's development. With full-sized, gorgeous photos, the book begins with the newborn's body and follows with chapters on "learning to sit" "learning to walk," "self awareness," "moods," etc. There are many wonderful transparent sheets of anatomical drawings that show the internal organs lined up with the body and brain of a baby, and the simple, concise text actually contains everything you need to know. There are many books about childhood and stages of development, but this one is easily digested and lovely to look at-a perfect gift for a new mother when you want to skip the usual onesies. 
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    Review

    Winner, Book Category (iParenting Media 2009-06-00)

    The author of the bestselling 1967 book, The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal, Morris here presents a beautiful and useful guide to the first two years of a baby's development. With full-sized, gorgeous photos, the book begins with the newborn's body and follows with chapters on "learning to sit," "learning to walk," "self awareness," "moods," etc.. There are many wonderful transparent sheets of anatomical drawings that show the internal organs lined up with the body and brain of a baby, and the simple, concise text actually contains everything you need to know. There are many books about childhood stages of development, but this one is easily digested and lovely to look at -- a perfect give for a new mother when you want to skip the usual onesies. (Publishers Weekly PW Online Revie - Annex 2008-09-01)

    We've seen these sorts of books before, but Morris has his own way of making things understood, and the photographs here are a joy. (Bill Robertson canada.com 2008-12-13)

    Perfect for new parents--or anyone who's ever been a baby--is a visually arresting new book by human behavior expert, Desmond Morris, called "Amazing Baby." The gorgeous full-color book, loaded with stunning photos, explores the mysterious and magnificent ways that babies develop from birth until age 2. (Bill Robertson Buffalo News.com 2009-01-22)

    We have seen these sorts of books before, but Morris has his own way of making things understood, and the photographs here are a real joy. (Bill Robertson Star Phoenix (Saskatoon SK) 2008-12-13)

    Many fascinating tidbits ... Takes you on a tour of the first two years of a baby's development, revealing all sorts of insights--from the biology, physics and chemistry to other changes a baby experiences. Also included are illustrations and astounding photographs of such developments. (blog.parentbloggers.com 2008-10-26)

    [Best of 2008, Art and Culture] After this, the joke that children don't come with an owner's manual might have to be put on hold. Celebrated zoologist Desmond Morris' Amazing baby fills that long-empty hole: and so much more. This is THE complete baby, a coffee table book so beautiful and perfect, in future no baby shower will ever be complete without a copy.... With gorgeous photos, exquisite reproduction and fascinating text, the importance of babies both to our lives and to our weel-being seems never to have been forgotten. (Monica Stark January Magazine 2008-12-00)

    Speaking of amazing, acclaimed zoologist Desmond Morris, author of the 1967 landmark volume, The Naked Ape, delivers into our world a highly unconventional baby book for the Christmas season. Amazing Baby sets out to paint an accurate portrait of the first two years of human life, not as observed by a doctor or parent but as seen from the child's point of view. (The Ottawa Citizen 2008-01-00)

    The full-color photographs of babies make this book a browser's delight, and the text, though not extensive, provides a unique look at infant behavior and development that will thrill new or expectant parents. Recommended for most public libraries. (Mindy Rhiger, Bakken Lib. & Museum, Minneapoli Library Journal.com - Xpress Reviews - First Look 2008-01-00)

    The astonishing story of the first two years in the life of a baby. Irresistible! (The Globe and Mail 2008-12-06)

    The astonishing story of a baby's first two years by renowned zoologist and scholar of human behavior Desmond Morris. (BookPage 2008-11-01)

    Morris writes with an easy and engaging style and with a topic like this, he's at his best.... Amazing Baby should be on the reading lists for everyone preparing for a baby's first two years. (Linda Turk Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay) 2008-11-30)

    [5/5 stars] Morris deftly explains what's going on in baby's brain and body while hinting at how much remains utterly mysterious. (Erica Jorgensen Fit Pregnancy 2008-12-01)

    This book -- and all babies -- really are amazing. The photography is gorgeous. Absolutely stunning.... I'd highly recommend it for all parents, and it would make a stunning shower gift for a first-time mother in particular. (Mother Knows Best blog (mothergoosemouse.com) 2008-11-14)

    Hands down the BEST parenting, pregnancy, developmental book I have ever come across ... Written in a narrative that struck me as gentle and soft, far from textbook ... An extraordinary book, so rich and full and satisfying you could lose yourself in it for hours ... Eating, sleeping, weaning, walking...it's all here. (Parent Bloggers Network 2008-12-00)

    Beautifully illustrated.... This volume would be a wonderful purchase or gift for new parents. A great deal of information is presented concisely, and the conversational style is easy to read. The book could also serve as an introductory text for a course in child development, but it would need to be supplemented with additional detailed material. (Gerald S. Golden Science Books & Films 2009-04-01)

    This is one of those amazingly well-illustrated, captivating reference books that is difficult to put down even after you have found the initial bit of information you were searching for. The photographs are full color, beautiful, and correspond perfectly with the text.... This title is both entertaining and informational. It does not seem to be intended as a scholarly reference, but instead as a resource for the general reader; therefore, it is most appropriate for public libraries and consumer health libraries. (Shannon Graff Hysell American Reference Book Annual)

    A scientific but approachable look at baby's first two years. (Buffalo News 2009-04-20)

     

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