The Life Project

Helen Pearson
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On 5th March 1946 a survey began that is, today, the longest-running study of human development in the world, and has grown to encompass six generations of children and over 70,000 people. This is the tale of these studies, the scientists who created and sustain them, the discoveries that have come from them.
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The remarkable story of a unique series of studies that have touched the lives of almost everyone in Britain today 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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ISBN 9781846148262
Publisher ALLEN LANE
Format Hardback
Publication date 25 Feb 2016

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