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    DescriptionTemple 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 autism--because 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 perspectivies 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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    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: 130 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307739582
    ISBN 10: 0307739589
    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: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JMP
    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: , ,
    Thema V1.0: DNC, MKJA
    Edition statement
    Expanded.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    26 January 2010
    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 ""How does a true marvel let you know it has arrived?. . . . It's hard to imagine even an intellect as towering as Sacks's coming up wtih perceptions as rare and completely out of left field as Grandin herself does in this mind-blowing book." --"Newsday" "Temple Grandin's window onto the subjective experience of autism is of value to all of us who hope to gain a deeper understanding of the human mind by exploring the ways in which it responds to the world's challenges." --"The Washington Times" "Temple Grandin, the anthropologist from Mars, takes us on a journey through her inner life and, with exquisite scientific detail, offers us a near photograph of the workings of her visual mind." --John Ratey, coauthor of "Driven to Distinction " "Temple Grandin's legacy is the invaluable gift of compassion. This is a journey of courage, determination, and, above all, worth. Society is the better for Temple Grandin having left her mark on it." --Alex Pacheco, President, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals "Thinking in Pictures is a beautiful book. . . . Grandin has created a beautifully odd and fascinating picture of her life and mind, and her abiding love of animals." --"Elle " "A tireless researcher with a bionic memory and a superb education