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Thinking in Pictures

Thinking in Pictures (Paperback, 2nd ed.)

By Grandin, Temple

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A gifted and successful animal scientist, the author, who is autistic, 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 gives an insight into autism and its challenges using her observed und... read full description below.

ISBN 9780747585329
Published 1 July 2006 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback, 2nd ed.
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ISBN-13 9780747585329
ISBN-10 0747585326
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
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, 2nd ed.
Edition 2nd ed.
Author(s) By Grandin, Temple
Category Coping With Disability
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Coping with Problems & Illness
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 158.1
Catalogue Code 177422

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Grandin has created a beautifully odd and fascinating picture of her life and mind, and her abiding love of animals' Elle 'A fascinating account of how her mind works in an entirely visual way' Irish Times 'Grandin's window on to the subjective experience of autism is of value to all of us who hope to gain a deeper understanding of the human mind' Washington Times 'It's hard to imagine even an intellect as towering as Sacks's coming up with perceptions as rare and completely out of left field as Grandin herself does in this mind-blowing book' Newsday
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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