Thinking in Pictures

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Sep 7, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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The idea that some people think differently, though no less humanly, is explored in this inspiring book. Temple Grandin is a gifted and successful animal scientist, and she is autistic. Here she tells us what it was like to grow up perceiving the world in an entirely concrete and visual way - somewhat akin to how animals think, she believes - and how it feels now. Through her finely observed understanding of the workings of her mind she gives us an invaluable insight into autism and its challenges.

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User Review  - KamGeb - LibraryThing

Temple Grandin is a fascinating person. As with all her writing, there are a lot of interesting facts. She has a unique perspective, being a well-spoken autistic adult. It's a dense book, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - LibraryCin - LibraryThing

3.5 stars Temple Grandin is autistic, and grew up to earn a PhD in animal science. This book is an autobiography combined with information on autism, with plenty of animal anecdotes thrown in, as well ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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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