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The life project : the extraordinary story of 70,000 ordinary lives /
Helen Pearson.
imprint
Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counterpoint, [2016]
description
x, 399 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN
1593766459, 9781593766450, 9781593766450 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counterpoint, [2016]
[S.l. : s.n.]
isbn
1593766459
9781593766450
9781593766450 (alk. paper)
standard identifier
12626587
abstract
"In March 1946, scientists began to track thousands of children born in one cold week. No one imagined that this would become the longest-running study of human development in the world, growing to encompass five generations of children. Today they are some of the best-studied people on the planet, and the simple act of observing human life has changed the way we are born, schooled, parent, and die. This is the tale of these studies and the remarkable discoveries that have come from them. Touching almost every person in Britain today, they are one of our best-kept secrets."
catalogue key
11150329
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-381) and index.

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