Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behaviour

Author: Temple Grandin

Profoundly attracted to animals from childhood, Temple Grandin began early on to make links between the autistic and the animal views of the world. Farmers and breeders were baffled that she could come in and invariably pinpoint the cause of any aberrant or troublesome behaviour in their animals. Grandin, in turn, was baffled that they couldn’t spot the problems themselves….Read More

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