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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If you have a kiddo on the spectrum this is a must read. If you intend to have animals you should read this. My eyes have been open to seeing in new perspectives. Read full review

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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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