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Animals in Translation : Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
Animals in Translation Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
Author: Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson
I don't know if people will ever be able to talk to animals the way Doctor Doolittle could, or whether animals will be able to talk back. Maybe science will have something to say about that. But I do know people can learn to "talk" to animals, and to hear what animals have to say, better than they do now. --From Animals in Translation<...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780156031448
ISBN-10: 0156031442
Publication Date: 1/2/2006
Pages: 372
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 92 ratings
Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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pwp7669 avatar reviewed Animals in Translation : Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior on
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A very well-written book by an autistic author who has become a nationwide expert on animal behavior because of some very interesting parallels between how animals and autistics view and respond to events. As the grandparent of an autistic youngster, I found the book hugely interesting.
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Absolutely fascinating. This is one of those books that open up a whole new world of ideas for you. Half-way through reading it, I just had to order more books by Grandin, and they have proven equally fascinating.
TLF4Him avatar reviewed Animals in Translation : Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior on + 17 more book reviews
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This book was an incredible journey. The author has an amazing story and her insight to animals is keen. I feel like I have a better understanding of my dog's perspective. This is a must-read for animal lovers.
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Fantastic book! It is an unusual mixture of science, philosophy, heart, humor and imagination. If you care for animals and have a curious mind, you will love this book. I'd love to meet Temple Grandin to discuss her ideas in person.
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Very interesting, clearly written. Some theories I have never heard before. Well worth the read!
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kiorabree avatar reviewed Animals in Translation : Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior on + 35 more book reviews
Temple Grandin is amazing. She can be a bit repetitive, but if you can get past that everything else is spot on and perfect.
soaringspirit avatar reviewed Animals in Translation : Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior on + 181 more book reviews
Very good book. I was amazed at the intelligence of animals and how difficult is to understand when people are not like us.
Readnmachine avatar reviewed Animals in Translation : Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior on + 1302 more book reviews
Didn't finish. This might have been a pretty good book if the author had been able to get out of her own way. Grandin is so busy telling us how wonderful and clever she is that what seems to have been her original intent -- understanding animal behaviors -- gets lost in the ego-storm.
reviewed Animals in Translation : Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior on + 636 more book reviews
I really enjoyed re-reading this book! The first time I read it, I think I was a bit disappointed by how much of the information revolved around livestock. This time, maybe because I expected it, it didn't bother me as much. I was really surprised that some of the anecdotes were about Australian Cattle Dogs. Still, I think my favorite sections remained the same - the evidence linking wolves and men, and the section on animal language. I am very interested in reading her new book!
soaringspirit avatar reviewed Animals in Translation : Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior on + 181 more book reviews
All of Temple's Books are great. I don't know if understanding autism decodes animal behavior but her reading about her experiences and man breeding for certain traits can do more harm than good. i.e. breeding the brains out of dogs and raping roosters. Fascinating.


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