From Publishers Weekly
In this latest edition of a classic originally published almost 40 years ago, photographer Nilsson and obstetrician Hamberger explore the miracle of birth, from attraction between a man and a woman to fertilization, pregnancy, labor and delivery; they also discuss infertility and developments in IVF and other treatments. Over 350 new photographs have been added to the fourth edition, including in utero pictures captured with endoscopy and three-dimensional ultrasound technology. Nilsson zooms in on sperm racing towards the egg, the brand-new zygote, the embryo clinging to the lining of the uterus, a tadpole-like fetus and the remarkably developed ear of a 18-week old fetus, among other moments in the process of human reproduction. With Hamberger's updated text on guidance for new parents, progress in fertility treatments, genetics and pregnancy health, the volume should continue to be a vivid reference for the whole family.
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From the Inside Flap
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.