Monday, May 15, 2006

Autism as a path to understanding animal thought

Temple Grandin's latest book, Animals in Translation, is just one of the new books we received today. Interviews with Dr. Grandin and various hosts of National Public Radio shows led me to order this book for our library. The interviews were all fascinating - listen, then read the book! New Books List.

A Conversation with Temple Grandin Talk of the Nation, January 20, 2006 · Animal scientist Temple Grandin says autism helps her see things as animals do. Dr. Grandin talks about her work designing humane slaughter systems for animals, and her unique way of looking at the world.

Temple Grandin: A Key to Animal Behavior Fresh Air from WHYY, January 11, 2005 · Temple Grandin is one of the nation's top designers of livestock facilities. In her 1995 book Thinking in Pictures, she described how her inner-autistic world led her to develop an empathy for how animals cope.

Guest host Steve Roberts interviews Dr. Grandin. The Diane Rhem Show, from WAMU. February 28, 2006.

Dr. Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and author of two books on autism, including "Thinking In Pictures." "Animals in Translation" was co-authored with Catherine Johnson.

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