Someone Else's Twin: The True Story of Babies Switched at Birth

Someone Else's Twin: The True Story of Babies Switched at Birth

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by Nancy L. Segal
     
 

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The combination of a riveting true story and cutting-edge twin research makes this book an irresistible page-turner.

Identical twins Begoña and Delia were born thirty-eight years ago in Spain’s Canary Islands. Due to chaotic conditions at the hospital or simple human error, the unthinkable happened: Delia was unintentionally switched with another…  See more details below

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The combination of a riveting true story and cutting-edge twin research makes this book an irresistible page-turner.

Identical twins Begoña and Delia were born thirty-eight years ago in Spain’s Canary Islands. Due to chaotic conditions at the hospital or simple human error, the unthinkable happened: Delia was unintentionally switched with another infant in the baby nursery. This fascinating story describes in vivid detail the consequences of this unintentional separation of identical twin sisters. The author considers not only the effects on these particular sisters, but the important implications of this and similar cases for questions concerning identity, familial bonds, nature-nurture, and the law.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616144388
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
07/19/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
880,672
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Nancy L. Segal, PhD, is a professor in the department of psychology at California State University, Fullerton, and the director of the Twin Studies Center, which she founded in 1991. She is the author of Indivisible by Two: Lives of Extraordinary Twins; Entwined Lives: Twins and What They Tell Us about Human Behavior; and Born Together–Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study. She is also the senior editor of Uniting Psychology and Biology: Integrative Perspectives on Human Development.


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Someone Else's Twin 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
HawkSF More than 1 year ago
Just when you thought you have heard all the baby mixup stories....this happens! Crazy!!
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