Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
I don't know if people will ever be able to talk to animals the way Doctor Doolittle could, or whether animals will be able to talk back. Maybe science will have something to say about that. But I do know people can learn to "talk" to animals, and to hear what animals have to say, better than they do now. --From Animals in Translation
Why would a cow lick a tractor? Why are collies getting dumber? Why do dolphins sometimes kill for fun? How can a parrot learn to spell? How did wolves teach man to evolve? Temple Grandin draws upon a long, distinguished career as an animal scientist and her own experiences with autism to deliver an extraordinary message about how animals act, think, and feel. She has a perspective like that of no other expert in the field, which allows her to offer unparalleled observations and groundbreaking ideas.
People with autism can often think the way animals think, putting them in the perfect position to translate "animal talk." Grandin is a faithful guide into their world, exploring animal pain, fear, aggression, love, friendship, communication, learning, and, yes, even animal genius. The sweep of Animals in Translation is immense and will forever change the way we think about animals.
*includes a Behavior and Training Troubleshooting Guide Among its provocative ideas, the book:
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Review: Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal BehaviorUser Review - Karen - Goodreads
Absolutely fantastic look at animal behavior from one of the top people in the field. I found many of her insights incredibly useful as a veterinarian, even if I didn't always completely agree with her reasoning. Read full review
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Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behaviour
Temple Grandin,Catherine Johnson
No preview available - 2005