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Author Dolnick, Edward, 1952-
Title Seeds of life : from Aristotle to Da Vinci, from sharks' teeth to frogs' pants, the long and strange quest to discover where babies come from / Edward Dolnick.
Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, [2017]
©2017
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Stack 11  612.6 D    IN LIBRARY
Description ix, 309 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-296) and index.
Contents Prologue: England in the early 1630s -- Part one: Peering into the body. Onward to glory ; Hidden in deep night ; Swallowing stones and drinking dew ; Unmoored in time ; "Double, double toil and trouble" ; Door A or door B? -- Part two: The search for the egg. Missing: one universe (reward to finder) ; Sharks' teeth and cows' eggs ; The egg, at last ; A world in a drop of water ; "Animals of the semen" -- Part three: Russian dolls. Dolls within dolls ; The message in God's fine print ; Sea of troubles ; The rabbit woman of Godliman ; "All in pieces, all coherence gone" ; The cathedral that built itself ; A vase in silhouette -- Part four: The clockwork topples and a new theory rises. Frogs in silk pants ; A drop of venom ; The craze of the century ; "I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open" ; The nose of the Sphinx ; "The game is afoot" ; Caught!
Subject Human reproduction -- History.
Human reproduction -- Mythology.
Human reproduction -- Social aspects.
Added Title From Aristotle to Da Vinci, from sharks' teeth to frogs' pants, the long and strange quest to discover where babies come from
ISBN 9780465082957 (hardcover)
0465082955 (hardcover)
9780465094967 (ebook)