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Animals in Translation: The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow
 

Animals in Translation: The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow (Paperback, New edition)

By Grandin, Temple

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Providing an understanding of how animals think and feel, this book is from one of the world's most celebrated animal scientists.

ISBN 9780747566694
Barcode 9780747566694
Published 1 July 2006 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780747566694
ISBN-10 0747566690
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date 1 July 2006
International Publication Date 1 May 2006
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Grandin, Temple
Category Popular Science
Coping With Disability
Popular Psychology
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 591.5
Catalogue Code 72783

Description of this Book

Animals in Translation is 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'This magisterial book on animal behaviour is unique and, for me, is gripping reading fascinating Grandin is the modern day Doctor Dolittle who does not have any mystical telepathy with animals - she is simply an extremely experienced, sharp observer and careful scientist who has isolated the principles that govern animal behaviour. We owe her a huge debt for having used her autistic obsession (into animals) and her autistic perception (for accurate details) to teach us so much' Simon Baron-Cohen, Guardian 'This is a wonderful book by an amazing woman - a woman whose understanding of animals is very special. What's more, she not only understands them, she also puts her knowledge to practical use' Desmond Morris, Daily Mail 'She may well have done more for animal welfare than anyone else in recent history a cross between a memoir, a layperson's guide to autism and a how-to guide to animal welfare we have much to learn' Sunday Telegraph 'An extraordinary book Even if you don't run a farm or own a pet, you have to read this book. It will change the way you think about animals, about autism, about yourself' Mail on Sunday
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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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