THE CURIOUS WORLD OF TWINS by Vincent & Margaret Gaddis


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The same approach as The Strange World of Animals (1970) -- vox pop science chitchat about twinning with what is known about the biological and genetic factors and much more about believe-it-or-not (he's in the bibliography) incidence -- one philoprogenitive Russian had 69 children in all -- 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. There are short stories about twins who find each other, about their special synchronicity (twins who have been separated all their lives often die as they were born -- together) and their psychic parallelism, about Siamese twins and other multiples, famous twins (Jacob and Esau or the Piccards), twin clubs and various organizations, etc., etc. There's a little about handling but Betty Gehman's book Twice the Trouble, Twice the Fun still serves -- and Amram Scheinfeld's Twins and Supertwins makes this one something of a bonus baby too.

Pub Date: April 12th, 1972
Publisher: Hawthorn