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    DescriptionThe captivating subject of Oliver Sack's "Anthropologist on Mars," here is Temple Grandin's personal account of living with autism extraordinary gift of animal empathy has transformed her world and ours.Temple Grandin is renowned throughout the world as a designer of livestock holding equipment. Her unique empathy for animals has her to create systems which are humane and cruel free, setting the highest standards for the industry the treatment and handling of animals. She also happens to be autistic. Here, in Temple Grandin's own words, is the story what it is like to live with autism. Temple is among the few people who have broken through many the neurological impairments associated with autism. Throughout her life, she has developed unique coping strategies, including her famous "squeeze machine, " modeled after seeing the calming effect squeeze chutes on cattle. She describes her pain isolation growing up "different" and her discovery visual symbols to interpret the "ways of the natives" "Thinking In Pictures" also gives information from the frontlines of autism, including treatme medication, and diagnosis, as well as Temple's insight into genius, savants, sensory phenomena, etc. Ultimately, it is Temple's unique ability describe the way her visual mind works and how she first made the connection between her impairment and animal temperament that is the basis of extraordinary gift and phenomenal success.


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    Title
    Thinking in Pictures
    Subtitle
    And Other Reports from My Life with Autism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) PH D Temple Grandin, Foreword by Oliver W Sacks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 270
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307275653
    ISBN 10: 0307275655
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 670
    BISAC V2.8: PSY022020
    B&T Approval Code: A67263400
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    DC21: 616.85882009
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 616.85/8820092
    LC classification: RC553.A88 G74 2006
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Edition statement
    Expanded ed.
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    15 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "I hardly know what to say about this remarkable book. . . It provides a way to understand the many kinds of sentience, human and animal, that adorn the earth." -Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of "The Hidden Life of Dogs" "There are innumerable astounding facets to this remarkable book. . . . Displaying uncanny powers of observation . . . [Temple Grandin] charts the differences between her life and the lives of those who think in words." -"The Philadelphia Inquirer" "A uniquely fascinating view not just of autism but of animal-and human-thinking and feeling, [providing] insights that can only be called wisdom." -Deborah Tannen, author of "You Just Don't Understand"
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    The captivating subject of Oliver Sack's "Anthropologist on Mars, here is Temple Grandin's personal account of living with autism extraordinary gift of animal empathy has transformed her world and ours. Temple Grandin is renowned throughout the world as a designer of livestock holding equipment. Her unique empathy for animals has her to create systems which are humane and cruel free, setting the highest standards for the industry the treatment and handling of animals. She also happens to be autistic. Here, in Temple Grandin's own words, is the story what it is like to live with autism. Temple is among the few people who have broken through many the neurological impairments associated with autism. Throughout her life, she has developed unique coping strategies, including her famous "squeeze machine," modeled after seeing the calming effect squeeze chutes on cattle. She describes her pain isolation growing up "different" and her discovery visual symbols to interpret the "ways of the natives" "Thinking in Pictures also gives information from the frontlines of autism, including treatme medication, and diagnosis, as well as Temple's insight into genius, savants, sensory phenomena, etc. Ultimately, it is Temple's unique ability describe the way her visual mind works and how she first made the connection between her impairment and animal temperament that is the basis of extraordinary gift and phenomenal success. "From the Hardcover edition.
    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