Fascinating insight from the perspective of an extraordinary autistic woman, into the minds and emotions of animals. Dr. Grandin shows empathy for aniFascinating insight from the perspective of an extraordinary autistic woman, into the minds and emotions of animals. Dr. Grandin shows empathy for animals that is almost unheard of. Her understanding of cattle led to her single-handedly transforming the meat packing business in the US and Canada.
At the heart of the book is her firm assertion that her condition means she thinks like an animal, not as 'normal' people do as she puts it, this enables her to communicate to and empathise with animals on their level.
Her erudition is vast with citations from hundreds of research papers and experiments that have been carried out in the last century. She rejects Behaviourism for approaches that allow us to study the animal from the inside out.
Full of amazing stories and documented case studies, this book is a must for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of autism or indeed their understanding of the animal mind.