Thursday, November 6, 2008

Amazing Baby

Forget about how cute your kid is.

The next time your little one struggles to master a milestone, look past the adorableness of their efforts and really consider the finer details of the science behind how the mind and body are developing.

Amazing, isn't it?

I have written before about how I am spellbound by the technical perfection I see evidenced in my son's growth. I find the complex systems that come together with such precision to allow him to master speech and movement and a million other things both incredibly moving and endlessly enthralling.

And I think that's why I have been similarly enthralled by Amazing Baby by Desmond Morris, a new book that explains the scientific side of a baby's development and illustrates its explanations with more than 250 photos of such heartbreaking beauty, I was left fully convinced of the miraculous nature of life.

Check out the rest of my review of Amazing Baby over at Don Mills Diva Recipes and Reviews.

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8 comments:

Reluctant Housewife said...

I love Desmond Morris. He did a television program about how babies and children develop years ago... In the nineties, I think. I've looked, but I've never been able to find it on video. Too bad, too, cause it was really great. My favourite book of his is Animal Days - his autobiography of the early years of his career. Really fascinating.

kbreints said...

I agree-- kids are amazing.

Adrian said...

Oh that reminds me of MY favorite baby book - The Amazing Newborn. It's got case studies of all these amazing things newborns can do. I give it as a shower gift all the time.

Laura said...

I friggin love Desmond Morris.

Last Place Finisher said...

I am spellbound by the technical perfection that I see evidenced in my son's growth, and then he falls off his chair at the dinner table and hurts himself.

Laura said...

Hey Girl - hope all is well. I put a link to your blog on my site today - calling for nominations for the Canadian Bloggy awards.

Take care!

Haley-O said...

Even though I've never been scientifically inclined (to put it mildly...), this book sounds really interesting! Thanks for the reco! :)

Ernesta said...

Growth, life, death -- it's all incredibly amazing. I remember my grade 10 bio teacher saying "what's amazing about our bodies is not that you grew two legs, but that you grew two legs that are the same length" - that has always stayed with me.