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Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin
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Dec 29, 11

it was amazing
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Read from April 10 to 15, 2011

This was a GREAT book for anyone who wants to learn about the way animals process information - and as a bonus, you learn about how humans do as well. I love that the author puts things in terms a lay person can understand, and I love that she is honest and humble. Grandin writes matter-of-factly about her own disability, and how it has enabled her to identify with the minds of animals in certain ways. I came away with a deeper understanding of how to interact with my horses and dogs, and found that many of the ideas I had suspected about their mentality, she confirms.

There were a few small (very small) theoretical points on which I disagreed with the author. But these minor issues are entirely theoretical, and don't take anything away from the book.

A very worthwhile read for any animal lover/owner/handler, or just anyone with an interest in the mind and how it functions.
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Gwenette This is so interesting. I often said that my cat Munchkin would have been autistic if she were human. I definitely want to read this!

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