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Teenagers: A Natural History David Bainbridge

Teenagers By David Bainbridge

Teenagers: A Natural History by David Bainbridge


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Summary

Why do teenagers need so much sleep? Why do their feet begin to smell? Why are they suddenly attracted to sex, drugs and rock and roll? This book gives you the biological, anthropological, zoological, and cultural answers.

Teenagers: A Natural History Summary

Teenagers: A Natural History by David Bainbridge

During the second decade of human life, the body and brain undergo a profound and complex transformation, with emotions and intellect changing as rapidly and unpredictably as weight and height. These changes can be baffling - to teenagers and to those around them alike - but adolescence plays an important evolutionary role in who we become as adults and there are hard scientific facts behind the spots, the smells, and the sexual experimentation, as well as the existential angst, the anger, and the irresistible attraction to all the things that are bad for you. In clear, engaging and amiable prose, David Bainbridge explains the strange and wonderful science of the teenage years.

Teenagers: A Natural History Reviews

'Zingy metaphors and a racy prose style - Irresistible.' Miriam Stoppard 'He moves with ease between biology, cultural history and natural history, and his wit enlivens every page.' New York Times

About David Bainbridge

DAVID BAINBRIDGE was trained in veterinary surgery and zoology at Cambridge University, where he now teaches Clinical Veterinary Anatomy. He is the author of three previous books: on pregnancy, on the biology of sex and sexuality, and on the brain. www.davidbainbridge.org

Additional information

GOR001484757
9781846271212
1846271215
Teenagers: A Natural History by David Bainbridge
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Granta Books
2009-02-02
304
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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