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
informative and interesting but hard to read. - Goodreads

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User Review  - nittnut - LibraryThing

Temple Grandin talks about her observations of all kinds of animals, from sheep and cattle to dogs and cats, and why they might behave the way they do. She is so unique in her thought processes, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jill - Goodreads

Thought I would enjoy this book...but I did not. So much so, that I quit reading before I even got halfway. The writing was sometimes choppy and all over the place, which made it difficult to read ... Read full review

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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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