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The Resource Accidental brothers : the story of twins exchanged at birth and the power of nature and nurture, Nancy L. Segal, Yesika S. Montoya

Accidental brothers : the story of twins exchanged at birth and the power of nature and nurture, Nancy L. Segal, Yesika S. Montoya

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Accidental brothers : the story of twins exchanged at birth and the power of nature and nurture
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Accidental brothers
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the story of twins exchanged at birth and the power of nature and nurture
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Nancy L. Segal, Yesika S. Montoya
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eng
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  • Accidental Brothers tells the unique story of two sets of identical Colombian twin brothers who discovered at age 25 that they were mistakenly raised as fraternal twins--when they were not even biological brothers. Due to an oversight that presumably occurred in the hospital nursery, one twin in each pair was switched with a twin in the other pair. The result was two sets of unrelated "fraternal" twins--Jorge and Carlos, who were raised in the lively city of Bogotá; and William and Wilber, who were raised in the remote rural village of La Paz, 150 miles away. Their parents and siblings were aware of the enormous physical and behavioral differences between the members of each set, but never doubted that the two belonged in their biological families. Everyone's life unraveled when one of the twins--William--was mistaken by a young woman for his real identical twin, Jorge. Her "discovery" led to the truth--that the alleged twins were not twins at all, but rather unrelated individuals who ended up with the wrong families. Blending great science and human interest, Accidental Brothers by Nancy L. Segal and Yesika S. Montoya will inform and entertain anyone interested in how twin studies illuminate the origins of human behavior, as well as mother-infant identification and the chance events that can have profound consequences on our lives
  • Columbia, 1988. Due to an oversight in a hospital nursery, one twin in each pair of identical twin brothers was switched with a twin in the other pair. Jorge and Carlos were raised in the city of Bogotá; William and Wilber were raised in the rural village of La Paz, 150 miles away. Their parents and siblings were aware of the physical and behavioral differences between the members of each set, but never doubted that the two belonged in their biological families-- until the truth was discovered in 2013. Segal and Montoya examine the power of nature and nurture, and its consequences on our lives. -- adapted from jacket
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Combining great science with human interest, an exploration of nature vs. nurture follows the unique case of two sets of identical twins, who, born in Colombia, were separated at birth and improbably reunited as adults
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10657404
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1951-
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Segal, Nancy L.
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306.875
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
LC call number
BF723.T9
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S434 2018
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Montoya, Yesika S.
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True
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  • Twins
  • Nature and nurture
  • Twins
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Nature and nurture
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adult
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the story of twins exchanged at birth and the power of nature and nurture
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Accidental brothers : the story of twins exchanged at birth and the power of nature and nurture, Nancy L. Segal, Yesika S. Montoya
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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A dubious double ; brothers from La Paz -- Familiar strangers : brothers from Bogota -- Miles of memories : twins past and present -- The friends' investigate : mysteries deepen -- Revelations :telling their families -- Finding the Colombian four : twins and other curious pairs -- Discoveries : twins' physical and behavioral traits -- Another world : La Paz and beyond -- Different versions of the same song -- "Twinbred" cultures : personality profiles and twin relations -- Twins, pairs and pedigrees -- Band of brothers : circle game
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on1027735667
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 325 pages
Isbn
9781250101907
Lccn
2017052138
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1027735667
Label
Accidental brothers : the story of twins exchanged at birth and the power of nature and nurture, Nancy L. Segal, Yesika S. Montoya
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A dubious double ; brothers from La Paz -- Familiar strangers : brothers from Bogota -- Miles of memories : twins past and present -- The friends' investigate : mysteries deepen -- Revelations :telling their families -- Finding the Colombian four : twins and other curious pairs -- Discoveries : twins' physical and behavioral traits -- Another world : La Paz and beyond -- Different versions of the same song -- "Twinbred" cultures : personality profiles and twin relations -- Twins, pairs and pedigrees -- Band of brothers : circle game
Control code
on1027735667
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 325 pages
Isbn
9781250101907
Lccn
2017052138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1027735667

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