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Animals In Translation: Using The Mysteries Of Autism To Decode Animal Behavior

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ISBN 10: 0156031442 / 0-15-603144-2
ISBN 13: 9780156031448
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
The animal scientist author of Thinking in Pictures draws on her experience as an autistic to identify commonalities between animals and autistics, offering insight into how animals process sensory information and how they often possess unrecognized savant-level talents.

Review:
"Philosophers and scientists have long wondered what goes on in the minds of animals, and this fascinating study gives a wealth of illuminating insights into that mystery....[A] lively and absorbing look at the world from animals' point of view." (starred review)

Publishers Weekly, 10/18/2005

Review:
"Grandin's prose alone makes her new book, ANIMALS IN TRANSLATION, well worth a read. Fresh and irreverent, yet almost completely emotionless, the style suggests a cross between Holden Caulfield and STAR TREK's Mr. Spock--which is so much better than it sounds....[T]he book is well researched and insightful."

B. R. Myers, Atlantic Monthly, September 2005

 

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Book Description: Cengage Learning, Inc, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 205 x 137 mm. Brand New Book. 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: argues that language is not a requirement for consciousness--and that animals do have consciousness applies the autism theory of hyper-specificity to animals, showing that animals and autistic people are so sensitive to detail that they can t see the forest for the trees --a talent as well as a deficit explores the interpreter in the normal human brain that filters out detail, leaving people blind to much of the reality that surrounds them--a reality animals and autistic people see, sometimes all too clearlyexplains how animals have superhuman skills: animals have animal geniuscompares animals to autistic savants, declaring that animals may in fact be autistic savants, with special forms of genius that normal people do not possess and sometimes cannot even see examines how humans and animals use their emotions to think, to decide, and even to predict the future reveals the remarkable abilities of handicapped people and animals maintains that the single worst thing you can do to an animal is to make it feel afraid. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780156031448

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