Candace Savage - Mother Nature

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In this book, Candace Savage investigates how mammals care for their young. The heart of the book is a collection of portraits of baby animals, taken by some of the best wildlife photographers in the world, showing the animals alone or interacting with their parents and siblings. We see them from the moment of birth, as they nurse, play, quarrel among themselves and explore the bright new world that awaits their discovery. Based on the most up-to-date research on parental care and juvenile development among nonhuman mammals, the text invites us to take a closer look at the qualities that make for good mothering in the animal world. It raises pertinent and perplexing questions about the parental care strategies of mammals, describes conception, gestation and birth; and discusses how mothers bond with their infants - or fail to do so. Do animal mothers love their young? Are they sometimes driven to distraction by the ceaseless demands? Does the quality of the interaction between mother and infant affect the lifetime competence of individual animals, as it does for individual humans? The book also looks at fatherhood. Why are there so many deadbeat dads among mammals? And given that paternal absence is the general rule, why are there a number of stunning exceptions, such as the male monkeys that do everything except breast-feed their infants and the male bats that go one step further by producing milk?

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eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
PublisherSierra Club Books for Children
File size2.3 Mb
Release date 01.09.1997
ISBN9780871569837
Pages count118
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