Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My LIfe with Autism (Paperback)

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    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.
    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.

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    ISBN 9780307275653
    Genre PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Format Paperback
    Pages 270
    Publisher Date 2006-01-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.6 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle And Other Reports from My LIfe with Autism
    Edition Detail Reissue
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Grandin, Temple
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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