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On Fertile Ground: A Natural History of Human Reproduction

By: Peter T Ellison

358 pages, B/w plates, illus

Harvard University Press

Paperback | May 2003 | #137896 | ISBN: 0674011120
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | #119442 | ISBN: 0674004639
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Ranging from the latest acheivements of modern fertility clinics to the lives of subsistence farmers in the rain forests of Africa, this book offers both a remarkably broad and a minutely detailed exploration of human reproduction.

A splendid synthesis by one of the pioneers in the study of the evolution of the human reproductive system. Ellison provides a readable, marvelously informative account of the physiology of reproduction as it relates to women's lives. - Sara Blaffer Hrdy, author of Mother Nature"


Two Births Surviving the First Cut A Time to Be Born The Elixir of Life Why Grow Up? Balancing Act The Arc of Life The Body Builders The Journey and the Procession Notes Acknowledgments List of Illustrations Index

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PETER T. ELLISON is Harvard College Professor, Professor of Anthropology, and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University.

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