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A famed animal scientist who draws on her autism to help understand her charges helps us understand animal emotion. With a 13-city tour. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Grandin (Animals in Translation), famed for her decades-long commitment to treating livestock as humanely as possible on its way to slaughter, considers how humans and animals can best interact. Working from the premise that "an animal is a conscious being that has feelings," the autistic author assesses dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs, poultry, wildlife and zoo animals based on a "core emotion system" she believes animals and humans share, including a need to seek; a sense of rage, fear, and panic; feelings of lust; an urge to nurture; and an ability to play. Among observations at odds with conventional wisdom: dogs need human parents, not alpha pack leaders, and cats respond to training. Discussions of why horses are skittish and why pigs are arguably the most intelligent of beasts--raccoons run them a close second--illuminate the intersection of people and more domesticated animals; chapters on cows and chickens focus more generally on animal welfare, particularly the horrific conditions in which they are usually raised and slaughtered. Packed with fascinating insights, unexpected observations and a wealth of how-to tips, Grandin's peppy work ably challenges assumptions about what makes animals happy. (Jan.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Praise for "Animals in Translation" "Inspiring . . . Crammed with facts and anecdotes about Temple Grandin's favorite subject: the senses, brains, emotions, and amazing talents of animals."--"New York" "Times Book Review" "A master intermediary between humans and our fellow beasts . . . At once hilarious, fascinating, and just plain weird, "Animals "is one of those rare books that elicits a 'wow' on almost every page. A."--"Entertainment ""Weekly*""" "At times, it is difficult to work out whether this is a book about animal behavior with insight from autism, or a book about autism that uses animal behavior to explain what it is like to be autistic. A major achievement of the book is that it is both."--"Nature" Praise for Animals Make Us Human "Provocative...We're lucky to have Temple Grandin." --New York Times "Part owner's manual and part business proposal, Animals Make Us Human argues that we can treat animals better if we consider the emotions that motivate them...For pet owners, her perspecitve is invaluable...Grade: A-" -- Entertainment Weekly A well-written, down-to-earth look into the lives of lots of animals, including animals that make up part of our food chain. Grade: A" - Rocky Mountain News "Packed with fascinating insights, unexpected observations and a wealth of how-to tips, Grandin's peppy work ably challenges assumptions about what makes animals happy." - STARRED Publishers Weekly "The text provides thought-provoking scenarios and references several animal studies...readers will be able to glean new perspectives about animal welfare." -Library Journal Praise for Animals in Translation "Inspiring . . . Crammed with facts and anecdotes about Temple Grandin's favorite subject: the senses, brains, emotions, and amazing talents of animals."--New York Times Book Review "A master intermediary between humans and our fellow beasts . . . At once hilarious, fascinating, and just plain weird, Animals is one of those rare books that elicits a 'wow' on almost every page. A."--Entertainment Weekly "At times, it is difficult to work out whether this is a book about animal behavior with insight from autism, or a book about autism that uses animal behavior to explain what it is like to be autistic. A major achievement of the book is that it is both."--Nature Praise for "Animals Make Us Human " "Provocative...We re lucky to have Temple Grandin." --"New York Times " "Part owner's manual and part business proposal, Animals Make Us Human argues that we can treat animals better if we consider the emotions that motivate them...For pet owners, her perspecitve is invaluable...Grade: A-" -- "Entertainment Weekly " A well-written, down-to-earth look into the lives of lots of animals, including animals that make up part of our food chain. Grade: A" - "Rocky Mountain News " "Packed with fascinating insights, unexpected observations and a wealth of how-to tips, Grandin's peppy work ably challenges assumptions about what makes animals happy." - STARRED "Publishers Weekly " "The text provides thought-provoking scenarios and references several animal studies...readers will be able to glean new perspectives about animal welfare." -"Library Journal " Praise for "Animals in Translation" Inspiring . . . Crammed with facts and anecdotes about Temple Grandin s favorite subject: the senses, brains, emotions, and amazing talents of animals. "New York Times Book Review " A master intermediary between humans and our fellow beasts . . . At once hilarious, fascinating, and just plain weird, Animals is one of those rare books that elicits a wow on almost every page. A. "Entertainment Weekly " At times, it is difficult to work out whether this is a book about animal behavior with insight from autism, or a book about autism that uses animal behavior to explain what it is like to be autistic. A major achievement of the book is that it is both. "Nature " " Praise for "Animals Make Us Human " "Provocative...We re lucky to have Temple Grandin." --"New York Times " "Part owner's manual and part business proposal, Animals Make Us Human argues that we can treat animals better if we consider the emotions that motivate them...For pet owners, her perspecitve is invaluable...Grade: A-" -- "Entertainment Weekly " A well-written, down-to-earth look into the lives of lots of animals, including animals that make up part of our food chain. Grade: A" - "Rocky Mountain News " "Packed with fascinating insights, unexpected observations and a wealth of how-to tips, Grandin's peppy work ably challenges assumptions about what makes animals happy." - STARRED "Publishers Weekly " "The text provides thought-provoking scenarios and references several animal studies...readers will be able to glean new perspectives about animal welfare." -"Library Journal " Praise for "Animals in Translation" Inspiring . . . Crammed with facts and anecdotes about Temple Grandin s favorite subject: the senses, brains, emotions, and amazing talents of animals. "New York Times Book Review " A master intermediary between humans and our fellow beasts . . . At once hilarious, fascinating, and just plain weird, Animals is one of those rare books that elicits a wow on almost every page. A. "Entertainment Weekly " At times, it is difficult to work out whether this is a book about animal behavior with insight from autism, or a book about autism that uses animal behavior to explain what it is like to be autistic. A major achievement of the book is that it is both. "Nature " " Praise for "Animals Make Us Human " "Provocative...We're lucky to have Temple Grandin." --"New York Times " "Part owner's manual and part business proposal, Animals Make Us Human argues that we can treat animals better if we consider the emotions that motivate them...For pet owners, her perspecitve is invaluable...Grade: A-" -- "Entertainment Weekly " A well-written, down-to-earth look into the lives of lots of animals, including animals that make up part of our food chain. Grade: A" - "Rocky Mountain News " "Packed with fascinating insights, unexpected observations and a wealth of how-to tips, Grandin's peppy work ably challenges assumptions about what makes animals happy." - STARRED "Publishers Weekly " "The text provides thought-provoking scenarios and references several animal studies...readers will be able to glean new perspectives about animal welfare." -"Library Journal " Praise for "Animals in Translation" "Inspiring . . . Crammed with facts and anecdotes about Temple Grandin's favorite subject: the senses, brains, emotions, and amazing talents of animals."--"New York Times Book Review " "A master intermediary between humans and our fellow beasts . . . At once hilarious, fascinating, and just plain weird, Animals is one of those rare books that elicits a 'wow' on almost every page. A."--"Entertainment Weekly ""At times, it is difficult to work out whether this is a book about animal behavior with insight from autism, or a book about autism that uses animal behavior to explain what it is like to be autistic. A major achievement of the book is that it is both."--"Nature " Praise for "Animals Make Us Human""" "Provocative...We're lucky to have Temple Grandin."" -New York Times"""""Part owner's manual and part business proposal, "Animals Make Us Human "argues that we can treat animals better if we consider the emotions that motivate them...For pet owners, her perspecitve is invaluable...Grade: A-" - "Entertainment Weekly" A well-written, down-to-earth look into the lives of lots of animals, including animals that make up part of our food chain. Grade: A" - "Rocky Mountain News" "Packed with fascinating insights, unexpected observations and a wealth of how-to tips, Grandin's peppy work ably challenges assumptions about what makes animals happy." - STARRED "Publishers Weekly" "The text provides thought-provoking scenarios and references several animal studies...readers will be able to glean new perspectives about animal welfare." -"Library Journal"Praise for "Animals in Translation" "Inspiring . . . Crammed with facts and anecdotes about Temple Grandin's favorite subject: the senses, brains, emotions, and amazing talents of animals."--"New York" "Times Book Review" "A master intermediary between humans and our fellow beasts . . . At once hilarious, fascinating, and just plain weird, "Animals "is one of those rare books that elicits a 'wow' on almost every page. A."--"Entertainment ""Weekly*""" "At times, it is difficult to work out whether this is a book about animal behavior with insight from autism, or a book about autism that uses animal behavior to explain what it is like to be autistic. A major achievement of the book is that it is both."--"Nature" ""

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