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Mom genes : inside the new science of our ancient maternal instinct / Abigail Tucker.

Tucker, Abigail, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

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Burlington Public Library 306.8743 TUCKER 2021 39851001603506 New Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501192852
  • ISBN: 150119285X
  • Physical Description: 315 pages : 24 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-307) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction. Of mice and moms -- Momentum -- Dad genes -- The whole shebang -- Mommy weirdest -- Mother of invention -- In search of the mom gene -- Are you kidding me? -- Thermometers -- No mom is an island -- Motherland.
Summary, etc.:
"Everyone knows how babies are made, but scientists are only just beginning to understand the making of a mother. Mom Genes reveals the hard science behind our tenderest maternal impulses, tackling questions such as whether a new mom's brain ever really bounces back, why mothers are destined to mimic their own moms (or not), and how maternal aggression makes females the world's most formidable creatures." -- inside front jacket flap.
"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Lion in the Living Room comes a fascinating and provocative exploration of the biology of motherhood. Everyone knows how babies are made, but scientists are only just beginning to understand the making of a mother. Mom Genes reveals the hard science behind our tenderest maternal impulses, tackling questions such as whether a new mom's brain ever really bounces back, why mothers are destined to mimic their own moms (or not), and how maternal aggression makes females the world's most formidable creatures. Part scientific odyssey, part memoir, Mom Genes weaves the latest research with Abigail Tucker's personal experiences to create a delightful, surprising, and poignant portrait of motherhood. It's vital reading for anyone who has ever wondered what rocks the hand that rocks the cradle"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Motherhood.
Mothers > Psychology.
Love, Maternal.
Mother and child.
Love, Maternal.
Mother and child.
Motherhood.
Mothers > Psychology.
Genre: Anecdotes.
Anecdotes.

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