A Child is Born

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The fourth edition of this beloved classic—completely revised and updated.

When it was first published nearly forty years ago, Lennart Nilsson's A Child is Born broke astonishing new ground, offering an unprecedented glimpse of life inside the womb. Now this completely new fourth edition of the international classic brings revolutionary photographic technology and artistry to a landmark work. Packed with breathtaking, never-before-seen photographs and entirely new text, this ...

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Overview

The fourth edition of this beloved classic—completely revised and updated.

When it was first published nearly forty years ago, Lennart Nilsson's A Child is Born broke astonishing new ground, offering an unprecedented glimpse of life inside the womb. Now this completely new fourth edition of the international classic brings revolutionary photographic technology and artistry to a landmark work. Packed with breathtaking, never-before-seen photographs and entirely new text, this awesome journey from fertilization to birth is a timeless masterpiece—completely revised for a new generation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385337540
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/26/2003
  • Edition description: 4th Edition, Revised and Updated
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 120,145
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Lennart Nilsson, long been considered the world's leading medical and scientific photographer has contributed to Life, Time, National Geographic, Reader's Digest, and other leading magazines worldwide. His books have sold millions of copies and have been translated into twenty languages. He is the recipient of two Emmys for his film The Saga of Life and TV series The Miracle of Life. Nilsson has an honorary MD from the prestigious Karolinska Institute, Sweden, awarded for his scientific discoveries.

Lars Hamberger is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Goteborg University in Sweden, and heads a laboratory and university clinic that is one of Europe's leading centers for research in human reproduction.

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  • Posted September 3, 2009

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    Life, Precious Yet Ephemeral

    This highly-beautiful and stunning photographical book on the preciousness of a child in the womb should be read by everyone, not just expectant mothers, families, or those that are starting a family. With the encroachment of politics, there is an ever-increasing need to show all the citizens of humanity that this child has a beating heart, an immaterial soul, and the greatest potential to become something great and cure cancer, AIDS, or change the world forever. I have spent several years studying medicine and I can tell you that the child is very much human that is growing inside of a woman, at just a few weeks after conception, the heart starts to beat, blood courses through their tiny veins, the brain develops, and they are breathing amniotic fluid in their lungs. For a man, the greatest experience that we can have is seeing a fetal sonogram of our child, with their very rapid heartbeat, if I had the time and money, I would make a compact disc recording of a baby's heartbeat and loop it, along with the beautiful and soothing purring of a newborn kitten, I would love to go to sleep with that great music, nothing against new age and ocean music.

    To quote a great female poet, "the emotions and feelings of giving birth to a child, bringing that child into a beautiful and just world, knowing that if not for you, your child would not even exist, is the most humbling and awe-inspiring experience that any woman could possibly have in the course of their entire lives." This book conveys just such a feeling, which leaves the reader in stunned silence, as much by the precious beauty of a child in the womb, as by the emotionally-laden photographs of life's most precious moments.

    Michael Wade

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2009

    Wonderful!

    When my husband and I were expecting our first child over twenty years ago, this is first book we purchased. It was an amazing book that taught us so much. When we recently learned that our daughter is now expecting her first child, we naturally thought of this book to give them as they experience the development and birth of their new child.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2008

    Better than What To Expect...

    I recommend this book to all first time, second time and so on, mothers that are rookies and want insight or to every mother that wants to brush up on the facts of life. This book gives a broad spectrum of life from the beginning stages of conception to the actual birth. This book is a must have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book is a gemstone as far as human life goes, from conception to birth. Very informational and in depth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2005

    First time mother, found this book very helpful

    I'm 22, I found out I was pregnant a little before my 22nd birthday. I was excited and scared all at once, so was my husband. At my first docter appointment, the docter gave me a magazine which recommended this book. I went and bought it. After having to take it away from my husband, I found the book to be very factual. I'm not quite so scared anymore. My husband said that it helped him understand what was going on with me, and why some things I do are dramaticlly different.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2004

    Amazing to see the Miracle of Life

    My husband gave this to me as a gift when we found out we were pregnant for the first time. The pictures are so amazing. It really brings home the fact that life is a miracle. I now buy this for my friends who become pregnant. It will also be a good tool to use when I have to teach my son about the Birds & the Bees.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2003

    Loved Classic - Even Better

    I remember reading this book with my parents and siblings as a child and early adult. It was a favorite of our family. I have just recently found out that I am expecting and immediately went to the book store to get my own copy of this book to add to our library and share with our children in the future. With the new pictures, it is even better than I remember!

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