101 Questions About Reproduction: Or How 1 + 1 = 3 or 4 or More

101 Questions About Reproduction: Or How 1 + 1 = 3 or 4 or More

by Faith Hickman Brynie

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Children's Literature
Questions ranging from reproduction to birth to the controversy of stem cell research are asked in this very educational, informative book. Questions such as: "How do living things reproduce?" "Who has abortions and how are they done?" "How do breasts make milk?" and "What are the most common birth defects?" are just a few of the topics covered. Pregnancy, childbirth, contraceptives, Rh disease, and technology concerning pregnancies are also discussed. The reader will be well informed about each area covered in this material. They will probably learn a great deal of new information and be surprised at some of the questions that are addressed. Each chapter is detailed with graphs, charts, drawings, and pictures to help the reader understand the information. This book is well written and easy to comprehend and would be useful in a health or biology class about reproduction. It could also be helpful to any parent trying to explain the reproduction process to their child. It is part of a series, "101 Questions About . . . " 2006, Twenty-First Century Books/Lerner Publishing Group, Ages 12 to 18.
—Cathi I. White
School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-The mechanics and logistics of human reproduction are explained in an engaging question-and-answer format, based on questions collected from teens. The information is organized into five chapters that begin with the basic egg-and-sperm cellular interaction and proceed through pregnancy, childbirth, contraception, abortion, disorders of the male and female reproductive systems, and technological advances such as ultrasound and embryonic testing. Each chapter is followed by a feature article, with topics including different types of reproduction in animals, the work of nurse midwives, male contraceptive pills, genetics, and fetal surgery. Sporadic illustrations are generally restricted to charts, graphs, scientific diagrams, and anatomical drawings, with an occasional black-and-white photo. A mildly punchy design adds enough visual appeal to avoid a dry, textbook look. This is a splendid companion to Brynie's 101 Questions about Sex and Sexuality (21st Century Bks, 2003); together the books present informative, complementary coverage for browsers and researchers.-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
One Hundred One Questions... Series
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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