A Natural History of Parenting: A Naturalist Looks at Parenting in the Animal World and Ours

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iUniverse, Apr 1, 2003 - Nature - 260 pages
3 Reviews
Anyone who has ever held a baby or observed a nesting bird will find much to inform and entertain in this enchantingly written and thoroughly researched book. Allport revels in the marvelous diversity of care in the animal world. And she shows us our place in that world with great humor, knowledge, and common sense.
  

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Review: Natural History of Parenting, A: From Emperor Penguins to Reluctant Ewes, a Naturalist Looks at Parenting in the Animal World and Ours

User Review  - Kristina - Goodreads

I'm only on page 34 and already this book has made me laugh, made me say, "wow!" and caught me up in the mysteries of biology and parenting and also in the personal tales by the author! If you want to ... Read full review

Review: A Natural History of Parenting: From Emperor Penguins to Reluctant Ewes, a Naturalist Looks at Parenting in the Animal World and Ours

User Review  - Jacqui Lafrance - Goodreads

A fascinating read informed by research and observation carefully and thoughtfully written about (our) animal behavior. Read full review

Contents

The Reluctant Ewe
1
Father Wolf Mother BearWho Cares?
31
The Art of Nesting
53
Egg Layers and Live Birthers
77
Birth and HatchingEmergence
97
Whose Child Is This?
121
Nesters Cachers Carriers and Followers
143
The Evolution of Love
165
The Limits of Devotion
191
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About the author (2003)

Susan Allport is author of "The Primal Feast: Food, Sex, Foraging, and Love "and "A Natural History of Parenting: Parental Care in the Animal World and Ours, "among other books. She lectures widely on issues related to food and health.

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