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The life project : the extraordinary story of 70,000 ordinary lives

Author: Helen Pearson
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counterpoint, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Pearson
ISBN: 9781593766450 1593766459
OCLC Number: 922911703
Description: x, 399 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Coming into the world. The Douglas babies ; Born to fail? ; In sickness and in health --
Coming of age. Staying alive ; Older and wiser ; Opening up --
Coming full circle. The millennium children ; Bridging the divides --
Epilogue: where are they now?
Responsibility: Helen Pearson.

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."
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