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Listen to this story, then watch the movie about Temple Grandin. Very interesting!
A truly eyeopening, wonderful book. The author is amazing and so too is her research. She explains various animals' thinking processes in such a clear, lucid way, even us simple human listeners can begin to understand. I'll never look at my pets the same again. The book demonstrates that many animals are highly intelligent--possibly "smarter" than the average "Joe." The narrator was excellent, and the book so good after listening I also bought the print version.
I rented this book thinking I was going to learn about autism. The book is mostly about animal behavior and the parallels that exist in human brains, not just autistic ones. This is an EXCELLENT book. I highly recommend it for kids in middle school on up to adults. Beyond the great subject matter, this book is proof that difficult scientific concepts can be delivered to the general public in a way that is incredibly interesting and informative.
I found this book fascinating. It provides incredible insights into animal behavior, historically wrong assumptions that have been made in animal research, and a look at the world from the view of an autistic person. I would highly recommend it. When I received it, I thought "how could there possible be enough information to fill up 10 disks?" There is enough information and it was interesting listening. I look at the world, animals and autistic people a bit differently now.
I thought this was a highly informative book. It did tend to repeat it self at times, but that was ok, as it refreshed the information in my mind as it was a long book. I would recomend this book to anyone that loves animals and wants to know more about how they think.
Temple Grandin earned her Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois, went on to become an associate professor at Colorado State University, and wrote two books on autism, including the seminal "Thinking in Pictures." One of the most celebrated -- and effective -- animal advocates on the planet, Grandin revolutionized animal movement systems and spearheaded reform of the quality of life for the world's agricultural animals.