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Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autismbecause Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us.

In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells us how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function in the outside world. What emerges in Thinking in Pictures is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who, in gracefully and lucidly bridging the gulf between her condition and our own, sheds light on the riddle of our common identity.

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In this unprecedented book, a gifted animal scientist who is also autistic, delivers a report on autism, written from her unique perspective. What emerges is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who bridges the gulf between her condition and our own, shedding light on the riddle of our common identity.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-220).

About the Author

Temple Grandin has a Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois, and has designed one third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States, and many in other countries. She is currently an associate professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University and a frequent lecturer at autism meetings throughout the country. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Foreword by Oliver Sacks

1. Thinking in Pictures: Autism and Visual Thought

2. The Great Continuum: Diagnosing Autism

3. The Squeeze Machine: Sensory Problems in Autism

4. Learning Empathy: Emotion and Autism

5. The Ways of the World: Developing Autistic Talent

6. Believer in Biochemistry: Medications and New Treatments

7. Dating Data: Autism and Relationships

8. A Cow's Eye View: Connecting with Animals

9. Artists and Accountants: An Understanding of Animal Thought

10. Einstein's Second Cousin: The Link Between Autism and Genius

11. Stairway to Heaven: Religion and Belief

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Ruth, August 21, 2006 (view all comments by Ruth)
This is an amazing, enlightening, very compelling book. I learned so much about how the brain works and how different people process information in very different ways. Temple Grandin very clearly tells how an autistic person varies from a "typical" person with regard to thoughts, sequencing, emotion and interaction. I heard Ms. Grandin on NPR radio and was so engrossed I postponed my errands, sat in my car to finish listening and then- totally uncharacteristic for me- immediately found the nearest bookstore to buy the hardcover. (Sorry Powells, I do not live in Portland). Equally fascinating is Temple Grandin's Animals In Translation.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679772897
Foreword:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Author:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Foreword:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Author:
Grandin, Temple
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Social Scientists & Psychologists
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Autism
Subject:
Autism -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
103-412
Publication Date:
20060110
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x .6 in .65 lb

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