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Desmond Morris has a PhD in zoology from Oxford University and is a writer and broadcaster whose interests include animal behavior. He was the London Zoo's Curator of Mammals. Morris' many books and scientific articles have been published internationally. As a broadcaster, he has made more than 700 films and television programs. His first best-seller, The Naked Ape, was translated into 23 languages. His other books include The Naked Woman, The Nature of Happiness, The Human Zoo and Babywatching.


[Best of 2008, Art and Culture] After this, the joke that children don't come with an owner's manual might have to be put on hold. Celebrated zoologist Desmond Morris' Amazing baby fills that long-empty hole: and so much more. This is THE complete baby, a coffee table book so beautiful and perfect, in future no baby shower will ever be complete without a copy.... With gorgeous photos, exquisite reproduction and fascinating text, the importance of babies both to our lives and to our weel-being seems never to have been forgotten.-- (12/01/2008)
A scientific but approachable look at baby's first two years.--Buffalo News (04/20/2009)
Beautifully illustrated.... This volume would be a wonderful purchase or gift for new parents. A great deal of information is presented concisely, and the conversational style is easy to read. The book could also serve as an introductory text for a course in child development, but it would need to be supplemented with additional detailed material.-- (04/01/2009)
Hands down the BEST parenting, pregnancy, developmental book I have ever come across ... Written in a narrative that struck me as gentle and soft, far from textbook ... An extraordinary book, so rich and full and satisfying you could lose yourself in it for hours ... Eating, sleeping, weaning, walking...it's all here.-- (12/01/2008)
Many fascinating tidbits ... Takes you on a tour of the first two years of a baby's development, revealing all sorts of insights--from the biology, physics and chemistry to other changes a baby experiences. Also included are illustrations and astounding photographs of such developments.-- (10/26/2008)
Morris writes with an easy and engaging style and with a topic like this, he's at his best.... Amazing Baby should be on the reading lists for everyone preparing for a baby's first two years.-- (11/30/2008)
Perfect for new parents--or anyone who's ever been a baby--is a visually arresting new book by human behavior expert, Desmond Morris, called "Amazing Baby." The gorgeous full-color book, loaded with stunning photos, explores the mysterious and magnificent ways that babies develop from birth until age 2.-- (01/22/2009)
Speaking of amazing, acclaimed zoologist Desmond Morris, author of the 1967 landmark volume, The Naked Ape, delivers into our world a highly unconventional baby book for the Christmas season. Amazing Baby sets out to paint an accurate portrait of the first two years of human life, not as observed by a doctor or parent but as seen from the child's point of view.-- (01/01/2008)
The astonishing story of a baby's first two years by renowned zoologist and scholar of human behavior Desmond Morris.--BookPage (11/01/2008)
The astonishing story of the first two years in the life of a baby. Irresistible!-- (12/06/2008)
The author of the bestselling 1967 book, The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal, Morris here presents a beautiful and useful guide to the first two years of a baby's development. With full-sized, gorgeous photos, the book begins with the newborn's body and follows with chapters on "learning to sit," "learning to walk," "self awareness," "moods," etc.. There are many wonderful transparent sheets of anatomical drawings that show the internal organs lined up with the body and brain of a baby, and the simple, concise text actually contains everything you need to know. There are many books about childhood stages of development, but this one is easily digested and lovely to look at -- a perfect give for a new mother when you want to skip the usual onesies.-- (09/01/2008)
The full-color photographs of babies make this book a browser's delight, and the text, though not extensive, provides a unique look at infant behavior and development that will thrill new or expectant parents. Recommended for most public libraries.-- (01/01/2008)
This book -- and all babies -- really are amazing. The photography is gorgeous. Absolutely stunning.... I'd highly recommend it for all parents, and it would make a stunning shower gift for a first-time mother in particular.-- (11/14/2008)
Winner, Book Category--iParenting Media (06/01/2009)
[5/5 stars] Morris deftly explains what's going on in baby's brain and body while hinting at how much remains utterly mysterious.--Erica Jorgensen"Fit Pregnancy" (12/01/2008)
We have seen these sorts of books before, but Morris has his own way of making things understood, and the photographs here are a real joy.--Bill Robertson"Star Phoenix (Saskatoon SK)" (12/13/2008)
We've seen these sorts of books before, but Morris has his own way of making things understood, and the photographs here are a joy.--Bill Robertson"canada.com" (12/13/2008)
This is one of those amazingly well-illustrated, captivating reference books that is difficult to put down even after you have found the initial bit of information you were searching for. The photographs are full color, beautiful, and correspond perfectly with the text.... This title is both entertaining and informational. It does not seem to be intended as a scholarly reference, but instead as a resource for the general reader; therefore, it is most appropriate for public libraries and consumer health libraries.--Shannon Graff Hysell "American Reference Book Annual "

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