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The Making of You: A Journey from Cell to Human
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Katharina Vestre
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The Making of You: A Journey from Cell to Human

Katharina Vestre



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The Making of You is the inside story of one of nature's greatest marvels: the creation of a new human, from first cell to first breath. This is pop science, not a parenting manual, and it almost certainly contains things you didn't know on almost every page. Did you know that sperm have a sense of smell? That your body has three goes at making kidneys before it gets it right? That the groove on your lip is a seam where the sheets of skin that form your face fused together?

This short book is written in language so simple an intelligent child could read it, but it crams a lot of science into a very small space. It's not only a wonder-inducing account of our own individual origins; it also finds time to tell the story of how we discovered how pregnancy works, from Aristotle's experiments on chicken eggs to molecular biology. And it brings you to the cutting edge of research. No matter who you are, your life is an amazing achievement. Join Katharina Vestre to discover how far you've come.

By:   Katharina Vestre
Imprint:   Profile
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   297g
ISBN:   9781788161831
ISBN 10:   1788161831
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Katharina Vestre is an embryologist and Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oslo Department of Biosciences. The Making of You is her first book.

Vestre has a rare talent for breaking down complex biology and turning it into something captivating and compelling -- Linda Geddes, Bumpology Tremendously enjoyable... From Hox genes to glial cells, The Making of You wears its evident scholarship lightly -- Jessie Greengrass, Sight Ideal reading for anyone who was ever an embryo -- Matthew Cobb, Life's Greatest Secret Captivating * The Bookseller * Engrossing... has the knack of sparking wonder * Nature *

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