Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
Author(s): Temple Grandin
Temple’s professional training as an animal scientist and her history as a person with autism have given her a perspective like that of no other expert in the field. She offers unparalleled observations and groundbreaking ideas about both. Among its provocative ideas, the book: argues that language is not a requirement for consciousness and that animals do have consciousness; compares animals to autistic savants; examines how humans and animals use their emotions to think and even to predict the future; maintains that the single worst thing you can do to an animal is to make it feel afraid.