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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HarperPerennial; Reprint edition (3 Feb. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780688177881
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688177881
  • ASIN: 0688177883
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.7 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,491 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Finally, a book on child development that is both authoritative and really fun to read! Professionals, students, and the public at large can all learn from it. In short, a brilliant book."--John H. Flavell, Ph.D., professor of psychology, Stanford University"This book is at once a masterful synthesis of the latest findings about the minds of children and a provacative argument that young children resemble practicing scientists. Few books about human development speak so eloquently to both scholars and parents."--Howard Gardner, Ph.D., author of "Intelligence Reframed: Multiple Intelligences in the 21st Century"Fascinating...It isn't until you read "The Scientist in the Crib alongside more conventional child-development books that you begin to appreciate the full implications of its argument."--Malcolm Gladwell, "The New Yorker""The Scientist in the Crib is a triumph, a clear-headed account of the kinds of things that go on in the heads of young children....[This book] speaks in the voice of intelligent parents talking to other intelligent parents--witty, rather personal, and very well informed."--"The New York Review of Books"Meticulously researched, combining charm and erudition, humor and humanity, "The Scientist in the Crib...should be placed in the hands of teachers, social workers, therapists, policymakers, expectant parents and everyone else who cares about children."--"The Washington Post"[An] excellent book...it should be of interest to anyone curious about the human mind and its origins."--"The Chicago Tribune"This book is a valuable addition to parents' libraries...After reading it, parents can be enthralled as they watch their new babies imitate and learn the 'rules' ofcommunication and speech learning. What an interesting book by three eminent 'baby watchers!'--T. Berry Brazelton, MD, Harvard Medical School

"The Scientist in the Crib is a triumph, a clear-headed account of the kinds of things that go on in the heads of young children....[This book] speaks in the voice of intelligent parents talking to other intelligent parents--witty, rather personal, and very well informed."--T. Berry Brazelton, MD, Harvard Medical School

"This book is a valuable addition to parents' libraries...After reading it, parents can be enthralled as they watch their new babies imitate and learn the 'rules' of communication and speech learning. What an interesting book by three eminent 'baby watchers!'--T. Berry Brazelton, MD, Harvard Medical School

"This book is at once a masterful synthesis of the latest findings about the minds of children and a provacative argument that young children resemble practicing scientists. Few books about human development speak so eloquently to both scholars and parents."--Howard Gardner, Ph.D., author of Intelligence Reframed: Multiple Intelligences in the 21st Century

"Meticulously researched, combining charm and erudition, humor and humanity, The Scientist in the Crib...should be placed in the hands of teachers, social workers, therapists, policymakers, expectant parents and everyone else who cares about children."--The Washington Post

"[An] excellent book...it should be of interest to anyone curious about the human mind and its origins."--The Chicago Tribune

Meticulously researched, combining charm and erudition, humor and humanity, The Scientist in the Crib...should be placed in the hands of teachers, social workers, therapists, policymakers, expectant parents and everyone else who cares about children. --The Washington Post"

The Scientist in the Crib is a triumph, a clear-headed account of the kinds of things that go on in the heads of young children....[This book] speaks in the voice of intelligent parents talking to other intelligent parents--witty, rather personal, and very well informed. --T. Berry Brazelton, MD, Harvard Medical School"

This book is a valuable addition to parents libraries...After reading it, parents can be enthralled as they watch their new babies imitate and learn the rules of communication and speech learning. What an interesting book by three eminent baby watchers! --T. Berry Brazelton, MD, Harvard Medical School"

This book is at once a masterful synthesis of the latest findings about the minds of children and a provacative argument that young children resemble practicing scientists. Few books about human development speak so eloquently to both scholars and parents. --Howard Gardner, Ph.D., author of Intelligence Reframed: Multiple Intelligences in the 21st Century"

[An] excellent book...it should be of interest to anyone curious about the human mind and its origins. --The Chicago Tribune"

About the Author

Alison Gopnik, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and a leading cognitive scientist. She is past president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology and is the author of more than seventy papers on philosophy, psychology, and children's early learning. She has also written for The New York Review of Books and The Times Literary Supplement. Mother of three, she lives with her family in Berkeley, California.

Andrew N. Meltzoff, Ph.D. revolutionized the field of child psychology with his discoveries about how much infants know, learn, and remember. He is a professor of psychology and the University of Washington, and his research has been featured in Time, The New York Times, and museum exhibits worldwide. He and his wife, Dr. Kuhl, live with their daughter in Seattle, Washington.

Patricia K. Kuhl, Ph.D. is the world's leading authority on speech development and is a professor of speech and hearing at the University of Washington. She was one of six scientists invited to present their research at the White House Conference on Early Learning and the Brain in 1997. Her recent findings on language acquisition and why parents speak "motherese" to their children made national headlines. She and her husband, Dr. Meltzoff, live in Seattle.


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A must for any new parent, or for anyone wanting to know about their own brain. Well argued, written and researched, it goes so much against the conventional wisdom on early childhood development, you can pretty much throw away the rest of your 'how to' books on parenting, read this, and work out the rest for yourself.
Warning: This is also published as 'How Babies think' so don't order both books.
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Finally! A book that's based on serious facts, yet that's readable by anyone. Not only that, the authors build on the facts to propose creative hypotheses regarding how we really function. Tired of pseudo-expertise... read this.
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Very likely the most informative and entertaining book ever written on this subject. By the way, the "scientist" in the crib is the infant, not some Ph.D. bent over the crib observing!
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Thought proving and genuinely interesting. It will change your approcah to babies.
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Arrived as described. Thank you.
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