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Thinking in Pictures : And Other Reports from My LIfe with Autism (Reissue) (Paperback) (Temple Grandin)
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Temple 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 perspectives 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.
The author describes her life with autism and how she has used her strong visual sensibility to cope with it.
Number of Pages: 270
Genre: Psychology, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Psychopathology / Autism, Personal Memoirs
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Temple Grandin
Street Date: January 1, 2006
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-6349