Wild Moms
A fascinating and entertaining tour of motherhood in the animal kingdom that reveals a new perspective on the mother/child relationship.

Being a mom is a tough job—but imagine doing it in the jungle or out on the safari, faced by the ravages of the elements, a scarcity of resources and the threat of predators prowling at all times of the day and night. In Wild Moms, Dr. Carin Bondar takes readers on an enthralling tour of the animal kingdom as she explores the phenomenon of motherhood in the wild.

A journey through motherhood for the animal kingdom—from the initial phases of gestation and pregnancy through breastfeeding and toddler-rearing and trying to parent a teenager through empty nest syndrome (which, in many of these cases, is quite literal!) to being a grandmother. In Wild Moms, Dr. Bondar answers a whole host of questions about the animal kingdom: How do moms in the animal kingdom cope with crying babies and potty training? How does breastfeeding work in the wild—particularly when a mother is nursing not one baby at a time, but a whole litter? If children with disabilities do not fit into Darwin’s theory of evolution, then why do we see mothers from various mammalian groups providing ongoing care to disabled offspring?

Accessible and entertaining, Wild Moms is a celebration of moms everywhere—and a book guaranteed to make readers think about motherhood in an entirely new way.
"1136799651"
Wild Moms
A fascinating and entertaining tour of motherhood in the animal kingdom that reveals a new perspective on the mother/child relationship.

Being a mom is a tough job—but imagine doing it in the jungle or out on the safari, faced by the ravages of the elements, a scarcity of resources and the threat of predators prowling at all times of the day and night. In Wild Moms, Dr. Carin Bondar takes readers on an enthralling tour of the animal kingdom as she explores the phenomenon of motherhood in the wild.

A journey through motherhood for the animal kingdom—from the initial phases of gestation and pregnancy through breastfeeding and toddler-rearing and trying to parent a teenager through empty nest syndrome (which, in many of these cases, is quite literal!) to being a grandmother. In Wild Moms, Dr. Bondar answers a whole host of questions about the animal kingdom: How do moms in the animal kingdom cope with crying babies and potty training? How does breastfeeding work in the wild—particularly when a mother is nursing not one baby at a time, but a whole litter? If children with disabilities do not fit into Darwin’s theory of evolution, then why do we see mothers from various mammalian groups providing ongoing care to disabled offspring?

Accessible and entertaining, Wild Moms is a celebration of moms everywhere—and a book guaranteed to make readers think about motherhood in an entirely new way.
27.95 In Stock
Wild Moms

Wild Moms

by Carin Bondar
Wild Moms

Wild Moms

by Carin Bondar

Hardcover

$27.95 
  • SHIP THIS ITEM
    Qualifies for Free Shipping
  • PICK UP IN STORE
    Check Availability at Nearby Stores

Related collections and offers


Overview

A fascinating and entertaining tour of motherhood in the animal kingdom that reveals a new perspective on the mother/child relationship.

Being a mom is a tough job—but imagine doing it in the jungle or out on the safari, faced by the ravages of the elements, a scarcity of resources and the threat of predators prowling at all times of the day and night. In Wild Moms, Dr. Carin Bondar takes readers on an enthralling tour of the animal kingdom as she explores the phenomenon of motherhood in the wild.

A journey through motherhood for the animal kingdom—from the initial phases of gestation and pregnancy through breastfeeding and toddler-rearing and trying to parent a teenager through empty nest syndrome (which, in many of these cases, is quite literal!) to being a grandmother. In Wild Moms, Dr. Bondar answers a whole host of questions about the animal kingdom: How do moms in the animal kingdom cope with crying babies and potty training? How does breastfeeding work in the wild—particularly when a mother is nursing not one baby at a time, but a whole litter? If children with disabilities do not fit into Darwin’s theory of evolution, then why do we see mothers from various mammalian groups providing ongoing care to disabled offspring?

Accessible and entertaining, Wild Moms is a celebration of moms everywhere—and a book guaranteed to make readers think about motherhood in an entirely new way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681776651
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Dr. Carin Bondar received a PhD in population ecology from the University of British Columbia and has hosted a variety of online and television programs at Scientific American, PBS Digital Studios, and the Science Channel. She is also the author of Wild Sex and lives in British Columbia, Canada.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Development Is Diverse 1

2 The Egg-Content Conundrum 16

3 Brood Parasitism: An Inconvenient Truth 31

4 Cooperative Creeds and Communal Cliques 44

5 Runks in Mammalian Ovens 74

6 A Pregnant Pause 86

7 A Child Is Born 94

8 Newborns and Nightmares 104

9 Depression and Abuse: Not Just a Human Predicament 124

10 Mammal Moms and Milk 137

11 Opportunistic Orphans and Magnanimous Moms 157

12 Other Mothers: Adoption and Allomothering 167

13 The Meaning of Weaning 180

14 Menopausing Moms and Gracious Grandmas 193

15 Mothers in Mourning 211

Afterword 227

References 231

Acknowledgments 257

About the Author 259

Index 261

From the B&N Reads Blog

Customer Reviews