From Library Journal
Constance Rinaldo, Dartmouth Coll. Biomedical Libs., Hanover, N.H.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Provides a rollicking review of human sexuality,...childbirth in warm water, and mother infant competition....The Descent of the Child...leaves the reader...very informed about infant development."--The Los Angeles Times
"A feast for the mind....the story that Elaine Morgan tells is both hopeful and redolent with the wonder of the greatest of all miracles, the generation of new life and its gradual development into an adult human. This is a wonderful little book"--Times Educational Supplement
"The biological origins of human 'naturalness' and its role in our modern life are the central themes of this original and racily written book....This book will entertain the general reader, and may inspire some to study biology in greater depth....Morgan's enthusiasm for her work is infectious"--New Scientist
"How children develop from Zygote to human being is here knowledgeably and readably laid out for the layman. Elaine Morgan draws on all available scientific work and pulls it together...a compelling read"--The Times (London)
"A highly readable treatise on human development so good it can be recommended to any new or about to be ma (and pa)....We can learn a lot from and about babies and children, and Morgan is a first rate guide."--Kirkus Reviews