Like a Virgin: How Science is Redesigning the Rules of Sex (BOK)

Aarathi Prasad

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Most cultures tell the tale of a maiden who gives birth untouched by a man. Is this just a myth, or could virgin birth become the way we make babies in the future? In Like a Virgin, biologist Aarathi Prasad explores inconceivable ideas about conception, from the "Jesus Christ" lizard's ability to self-reproduce (it walks on water, too) to the hunt for a real-life virgin mother among geneticists in the 1950s. Prasad then transports us to the maverick laboratories that today are inventing the equivalent of "non-sexual selection," from egg-fertilizing computer chips to artificial wombs for men. This adventurous romp to the frontiers of reproductive science will forever change the way you think about sex and parenthood. Aarathi Prasad is a biologist and science writer. She has appeared on television and radio, including as host of the BBC documentary "The Quest for a Virgin Birth," and written for publications such as Wired, New Scientist, and The Guardian. A single mother, she previously worked in research genetics at Imperial College, London. This is her first book.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Aarathi Prasad
Forlag
Oneworld Publications
ISBN 9781851689118
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 13,5cm x 21,6cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 318 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Popular science, Human reproduction, growth & development

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