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The Resource The making of you : the incredible journey from cell to human, Katharina Vestre ; translated from Norwegian by Matt Bagguley ; illustrations by Linnea Vestre

The making of you : the incredible journey from cell to human, Katharina Vestre ; translated from Norwegian by Matt Bagguley ; illustrations by Linnea Vestre

Label
The making of you : the incredible journey from cell to human
Title
The making of you
Title remainder
the incredible journey from cell to human
Statement of responsibility
Katharina Vestre ; translated from Norwegian by Matt Bagguley ; illustrations by Linnea Vestre
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
"This enlightening and irresistible books explains how you were made--not with the standard enphemisms told to us as children, but with vivid, exacting prose that unveils all the complex processes we never knew produced human life. With a brilliant talent for thoughtful, charming science writing, Katharina Vestre takes us from cell to human and shares surprising facts along the way--such as that spermhave a sense of smell and that hiccups were likely inherited from our ancient, underwater ancestors. She also shows why gender is more complicated than we think and reveals questions scientists still can't answer about how we came to be. A miniature drama of cosmic significance, this is the incredible story of you."-- Book jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vestre, Katharina
Dewey number
612.647
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RG613
LC item number
.V4713 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bagguley, Matt
  • Vestre, Linnea
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fetus
  • Fetus
Label
The making of you : the incredible journey from cell to human, Katharina Vestre ; translated from Norwegian by Matt Bagguley ; illustrations by Linnea Vestre
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- The race -- The hidden universe -- The recipe for a human -- The invasion -- Natural clones and unknown twins -- The contours of a body -- Cell language for beginners -- The art of building a fruit fly -- An heirloom from the ocean -- Fleshing out the plan -- Sex and sea worms -- Secret preparations -- The brain's inner wanderings -- The senses -- A hairy past -- From water to air -- The end - or the beginning -- References
Control code
on1090486115
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xi, 187 pages
Isbn
9781771644921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090486115
Label
The making of you : the incredible journey from cell to human, Katharina Vestre ; translated from Norwegian by Matt Bagguley ; illustrations by Linnea Vestre
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- The race -- The hidden universe -- The recipe for a human -- The invasion -- Natural clones and unknown twins -- The contours of a body -- Cell language for beginners -- The art of building a fruit fly -- An heirloom from the ocean -- Fleshing out the plan -- Sex and sea worms -- Secret preparations -- The brain's inner wanderings -- The senses -- A hairy past -- From water to air -- The end - or the beginning -- References
Control code
on1090486115
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xi, 187 pages
Isbn
9781771644921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090486115

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