Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions

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Price
$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Riverhead Books
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Pages
416
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780593418376

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About the Author
Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Animals in Translation, Animals Make Us Human, The Autistic Brain, and Thinking in Pictures, which became an HBO movie starring Claire Danes. Dr. Grandin has been a pioneer in improving the welfare of farm animals as well as an outspoken advocate for the autism community. She resides in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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Praise for Visual Thinking

"Ms. Grandin has. . . written an indictment of America for its witting or unwitting dismissal of those hidden gifts. . . . Ms. Grandin crafts a strong depiction of visual thinking, assembling personal history, historical anecdotes, scientific studies and societal trends. At stake is more than manufacturing, but a vivid recognition of the full breadth of human ingenuity." --Wall Street Journal

"All of us could benefit from realizin that we need different kinds of minds to solve society's biggest problems. Hopefully this book will inspire readers to look at the world in different ways so that we might better recognize the many assets each of us brings to the table." --Science

"Drawing on cutting-edge research, the history of science, recent discoveries in creativity and innovation, and her own lived experience, Grandin has created a powerful and provocative testament to the diverse coalition of minds we'll need to face the mounting challenges of the twenty-first century." --Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

"Those who believe that human intelligence rests on language are in for a sophisticated lesson from Temple Grandin, who better than anyone knows all the other ways of grasping the world. An absolute eye-opener." --Frans de Waal, author of Mama's Last Hug and Different

"Temple Grandin has concocted a delicious dish of provocative ideas and new research, served in clear, logical, fluid prose. What I love most about her work is her seamless fusion of scientific detachment and passionate empathy." --Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind

"If you want to understand how a self- described 'visual thinker' apprehends, understands, and explains the world, Temple Grandin's fine book is for you." --Howard Gardner, author of Multiple Intelligences and Frames of Mind

Praise for Temple Grandin:

"We're lucky to have Temple Grandin." --The New York Times

"Temple Grandin may well think in pictures, but she has mastered the written word." --Los Angeles Times

"An iconic example of someone who puts her strengths, and even her limitations, to good use."
--KQED, San Francisco