Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation speaks in the clear voice of a woman who emerged from the other side of autism, bringing with her an extraordinary message about how animals think and feel.
Temple's professional training as an animal scientist and her history as a person with autism have given her a perspective like that of no other expert in the field. Standing at the intersection of autism and animals, she offers unparalleled observations and groundbreaking ideas about both.
Autistic people can often think the way animals think -- in fact, Grandin and co-author Catherine Johnson see autism as a kind of way station on the road from animals to humans -- putting autistic people in the perfect position to translate "animal talk." Temple is a faithful guide into their world, exploring animal pain, fear, aggression, love, friendship, communication, learning, and, yes, even animal genius. Not only are animals much smarter than anyone ever imagined, in some cases animals are out-and-out brilliant.
The sweep of Animals in Translation is immense, merging an animal scientist's thirty years of study with her keen perceptions as a person with autism -- Temple sees what others cannot.
Among its provocative ideas, the book:
Temple Grandin is like no other author on the subject of animals because of her training and because of her autism: understanding animals is in her blood and in her bones.
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Review: Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal BehaviorUser Review - Cindee - Goodreads
This is the best book I have read in a really long time. Her insights and the research that she quotes just amazed me. I might have to buy it for myself, and I never say that. I recommended this book to several people before I was half done. Read full review
Review: Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal BehaviorUser Review - Cheryl in CC NV - Goodreads
I do love Grandin's work, both in the ideas in and writing style of her books, and in the fact that she makes me feel less guilty for being a carnivore because she's done so much work for feedlots and ... Read full review