Twin Mythconceptions Book

Twin Mythconceptions

  • Author : Nancy L. Segal
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-08
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128039953

Twin Mythconceptions Excerpt :

Twin Mythconceptions: False Beliefs, Fables, and Facts about Twins sheds new light on over 70 commonly held ideas and beliefs about the origins and development of identical and fraternal twins. Using the latest scientific findings from psychology, psychiatry, biology, and education, the book separates fact from fiction. Each idea about twins is described, followed by both a short answer about the truth, and then a longer, more detailed explanation. Coverage includes embryology of twins, twin types, intellectual growth, personality traits, sexual orientation of twins, marital relationships, epigenetic analyses, and more. Five appendices cover selected topics in greater depth, such as the frequency of different twin types and the varieties of polar body twin pairs. This book will inform and entertain behavioral and life science researchers, health professionals, twins, parents of twins, and anyone interested in the fascinating topic of twins. Identifies common misunderstandings about twins Provides scientific answers to questions about twins Encompasses the biology, psychology, genetics, and personality of twins Includes discussion of identical, fraternal same-sex, and fraternal opposite-sex twins Allows for quick answers to common questions and more detailed explanations

Parent Like a Triplet Book

Parent Like a Triplet

  • Author : Kari Ertresvåg
  • Publisher : Kari Ertresvag
  • Release Date : 2020-02-12
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 8230344612

Parent Like a Triplet Excerpt :

If you're wondering what it feels like to grow up and be a twin or a triplet then this is the book for you. With humour and honesty, identical triplet Kari Ertresvåg lays bare what it feels like to grow up as a twin or a triplet to jump-start reflections for parents and ultimately make life easier for twins and triplets.

Born Together   Reared Apart Book

Born Together Reared Apart

  • Author : Nancy L. Segal
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-18
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674065154

Born Together Reared Apart Excerpt :

The Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart startled scientists by demonstrating that twins reared apart are as alike, across a number of personality traits and other measures, as those raised together, suggesting that genetic influence is pervasive. Segal offers an overview of the study’s scientific contributions and effect on public consciousness.

Accidental Brothers Book

Accidental Brothers

  • Author : Dr. Nancy L. Segal
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250101914

Accidental Brothers Excerpt :

"A unique window into human behavior and development." —Steven Pinker The riveting story of two sets of identical twins separated at birth and improbably reunited as adults, a dream case for exploring nature and nurture. Accidental Brothers tells the unique story of two sets of identical Colombian twin brothers who discovered at age 25 that they were mistakenly raised as fraternal twins—when they were not even biological brothers. Due to an oversight that presumably occurred in the hospital nursery, one twin in each pair was switched with a twin in the other pair. The result was two sets of unrelated “fraternal” twins—Jorge and Carlos, who were raised in the lively city of Bogotá; and William and Wilber, who were raised in the remote rural village of La Paz, 150 miles away. Their parents and siblings were aware of the enormous physical and behavioral differences between the members of each set, but never doubted that the two belonged in their biological families. Everyone’s life unraveled when one of the twins—William—was mistaken by a young woman for his real identical twin, Jorge. Her “discovery” led to the truth—that the alleged twins were not twins at all, but rather unrelated individuals who ended up with the wrong families. Blending great science and human interest, Accidental Brothers by Nancy L. Segal and Yesika S. Montoya will inform and entertain anyone interested in how twin studies illuminate the origins of human behavior, as well as mother-infant identification and the chance events that can have profound consequences on our lives.

Deliberately Divided Book

Deliberately Divided

  • Author : Nancy L. Segal
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-10-15
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 1538132850

Deliberately Divided Excerpt :

In Deliberately Divided, Nancy Segal revisits a controversial study that tracked the development of separated twins and triplets. None of the adoptive parents were told that they were raising a multiple birth baby. The truth was shocking for these parents and twins, many of whom have shared their unimaginable stories for the first time.

Warrior Twins  A Navajo Hero Myth Book

Warrior Twins A Navajo Hero Myth

  • Author : Anita Yasuda
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release Date : 2012-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614788720

Warrior Twins A Navajo Hero Myth Excerpt :

The Navajo people often told stories that taught the listener the tribe's customs and history. In this hero myth, the story of the twins who saved Earth from the monsters leading to the creation of the Navajo clans is shared. The Navajo hero myth is retold in this brilliantly illustrated Native American Myth. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Short Tales is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Indivisible by Two Book

Indivisible by Two

  • Author : Nancy L. Segal
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 0674019334

Indivisible by Two Excerpt :

The joys and real-life traumas of twelve remarkable sets of twins, triplets, and quintuplets are revealed in this collection of stories that are a reminder of how incompletely any theory explains real life.

Entwined Lives Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Entwined Lives

  • Author : Nancy L. Segal
  • Publisher : Dutton Adult
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 0525944656

Entwined Lives Excerpt :

A groundbreaking study of twins brings together the latest scientific research and case studies to explore the complexities of human behavior and development as it examines such topics as twins separated at birth, pseudotwins, the loss of a twin, the implications of new fertility drugs, and more. 10,000 first printing. Tour.

Twins Book


  • Author : William Viney
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2021-05-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789144093

Twins Excerpt :

Human twins have many meanings and different histories. They have been seen as gods and monsters, signs of danger, death, and sexual deviance. They are taken as objects of wonder and violent repression, the subjects of scientific experiment. Now millions are born through fertility technologies. Their history is often buried in philosophies and medical theories, religious and scientific practices, and countless stories of devotion and tragedy. In this history of superstitions and marvels, fantasies and experiments, William Viney—himself a twin—shows how the use and abuse of twins has helped to shape the world in which we live. This book has been written not just for twins, but for anyone interested in their historical, global, and political impact.

Deliberately Divided Book

Deliberately Divided

  • Author : Nancy L. Segal
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2021-11-08
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 521
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538132869

Deliberately Divided Excerpt :

In Deliberately Divided, Nancy Segal revisits a controversial study that tracked the development of separated twins and triplets. None of the adoptive parents were told that they were raising a multiple birth baby. The truth was shocking for these parents and twins, many of whom have shared their unimaginable stories for the first time.

The Spectacle of Twins in American Literature and Popular Culture Book

The Spectacle of Twins in American Literature and Popular Culture

  • Author : Karen Dillon
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2018-07-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476633862

The Spectacle of Twins in American Literature and Popular Culture Excerpt :

The cultural fantasy of twins imagines them as physically and behaviorally identical. Media portrayals consistently offer the spectacle of twins who share an insular closeness and perform a supposed alikeness—standing side by side, speaking and acting in unison. Treating twinship as a cultural phenomenon, this first comprehensive study of twins in American literature and popular culture examines the historical narrative—within the discourses of experimentation, aberrance and eugenics—and how it has shaped their representations in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Literary Twinship from Shakespeare to the Age of Cloning Book

Literary Twinship from Shakespeare to the Age of Cloning

  • Author : Wieland Schwanebeck
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-01-06
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000032734

Literary Twinship from Shakespeare to the Age of Cloning Excerpt :

Unlike previous efforts that have only addressed literary twinship as a footnote to the doppelganger motif, this book makes a case for the complexity of literary twinship across the literary spectrum. It shows how twins have been instrumental to the formation of comedies of mistaken identity, the detective genre, and dystopian science fiction. The individual chapters trace the development of the category of twinship over time, demonstrating how the twin was repeatedly (re-)invented as a cultural and pathological type when other discursive fields constituted themselves, and how its literary treatment served as the battleground for ideological disputes: by setting the stage for debates regarding kinship and reproduction, or by partaking in discussions of criminality, eugenic greatness, and ‘monstrous births’. The book addresses nearly 100 primary texts, including works of Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Aldous Huxley, Christopher Priest, William Shakespeare, and Zadie Smith.

Spoon Fed Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Spoon Fed

  • Author : Tim Spector
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2020-08-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473576407

Spoon Fed Excerpt :

THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER *AS SEEN ON ITV'S THIS MORNING AND BBC MORNING LIVE** The groundbreaking bestseller from Tim Spector, author of The Diet Myth and creator of the COVID Symptom Study app. 'A hugely enjoyable and critical look at common food myths' Michael Mosley Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Is there any point in counting calories? Is there any evidence that coffee is bad for us? Through his pioneering research, Professor Tim Spector busts these and many other myths about food. Spoon-Fed explores the scandalous lack of good science behind many diet plans, official recommendations and miracle cures, and encourages us to rethink our whole relationship with food - not just for our health as individuals, but for the future of the planet. With a new preface by the author 'Illuminating and so incredibly timely' Yotam Ottolenghi 'Will actually help you decide what to add to your next grocery shop' Bee Wilson, Guardian 'This book should be available on prescription' Felicity Cloake * Pre-order Tim Spector's new book Food for Life: The New Science of Eating Well - coming October 2022 - now *

Someone Else s Twin Book

Someone Else s Twin

  • Author : Nancy L. Segal
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2011-07-19
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616144388

Someone Else s Twin Excerpt :

The combination of a riveting true story and cutting-edge twin research makes this book an irresistible page-turner. Identical twins Begoña and Delia were born thirty-eight years ago in Spain’s Canary Islands. Due to chaotic conditions at the hospital or simple human error, the unthinkable happened: Delia was unintentionally switched with another infant in the baby nursery. This fascinating story describes in vivid detail the consequences of this unintentional separation of identical twin sisters. The author considers not only the effects on these particular sisters, but the important implications of this and similar cases for questions concerning identity, familial bonds, nature-nurture, and the law.

The Diet Myth Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Diet Myth

  • Author : Tim Spector
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2015-09-08
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 9781468312843

The Diet Myth Excerpt :

What should we eat? It’s a simple and fundamental question that still bewilders us, despite a seemingly infinite amount of available information on which foods are best for our bodies. Scientists, dieticians, and even governments regularly publish research on the dangers of too much fat and sugar, as well as on the benefits of exercise, and yet the global obesity crisis is only worsening. Most diet plans prove to be only short-term solutions, and few strategies work for everyone. Why can one person eat a certain meal and gain weight, while another eating the same meal drops pounds? Part of the truth lies in genetics, but more and more, scientists are finding that the answer isn’t so much what we put into our stomachs, but rather the essential digestive microbes already in them.Drawing on the latest science and his team's own pioneering research, The Diet Myth explores the hidden world of the microbiome, and demystifies the common misconceptions about fat, calories, vitamins, and nutrients. Dr. Tim Spector shows us that only by understanding what makes our own personal microbes tick and interact can we overcome the confusion of modern nutrition, allowing us to regain natural balance in our bodies. Countless recent scientific papers have been written on weight-loss topics like prebiotics and fructans, and The Diet Myth gathers these latest findings into one place, revealing new information about how best to lose weight and manage our bodies. Mixing cutting-edge discoveries, illuminating science, and his own case studies, Spector reveals why we should abandon fads and instead embrace diversity for a balanced diet, a healthy stomach, and a nourished body.