Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behaviour

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Bloomsbury, 2006 - Animal behavior - 356 pages
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Animals in Translationis the culmination of Temple Grandin's extraordinary life's work, drawing upon the latest research, her distinguished career as an animal scientist and her own experience of being autistic. With co-author Catherine Johnson, Grandin argues that while 'normal people' convert experience into words and abstractions, animals and autistics process the world as sensory information - specific pictures, sights and sounds. This difference is the key to understanding how animals see, think and feel. As much a revelation about life with autism as it is about life with animals, Animals in Translation explores pain, fear, aggression, love, friendship, communication and learning in a startling book that will change the way you think about animals.

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Great book for some insight into Autism. - Goodreads
... the writing is not that good, skimming is needed. - Goodreads
good, but not nearly as good as thinking in Pictures. - Goodreads
Clear writing, fascinating content. - Goodreads
Interesting insights. - Goodreads
Intriguing insights and perspective. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Nancy_Archdekin - LibraryThing

I seem to be on a roll with books I can't get into. I'm interested in the author's experiences and knowledge on the subject, but the writing is so very laborious. Setting it aside for now and hope to come back to this one in the future. Read full review

Review: Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

User Review  - Ré Cockrell - Goodreads

This is an excellent read. Grandin's insights are truly fascinating. Read full review

About the author (2006)



Temple Grandin is an associate professor of animal science at Colorado State University. She was the subject of the famous New Yorker profile by Oliver Sacks, 'An Anthropologist on Mars'.

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