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Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions by [Temple Grandin]

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“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.”
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“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 herseamless 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

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“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

Amazon.com Review

An Amazon Best Book of October 2022: The way we judge smarts and success is all wrong—and the fallout is holding people, and our country, back from greatness, Temple Grandin argues in her fascinating new book. Grandin posits that people can be sorted into two buckets: verbal thinkers (words, written and spoken) and visual thinkers (images). Standardized tests and one-size-fits-all educations weed out people who fall into the latter category, shutting out the ideas of millions of bright thinkers who could solve society’s most pressing problems. (Many people we consider geniuses, like Michelangelo and Thomas Edison, were visual thinkers—and Grandin wonders if they would have accomplished so much today.) Grandin also sprinkles in plenty of fun facts (you’ll never look at Ikea furniture the same way again), a quiz to determine what kind of thinker you are, a case for abolishing algebra, and an illuminating explanation of the brain, the all-powerful organ we know so little about. I’d like to give a copy of this book to every parent, teacher, and anyone who has ever struggled in school. —Lindsay Powers, Amazon Editor --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09Q89CG86
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Riverhead Books (October 11, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 11, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3051 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 91 ratings

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Temple Grandin is one of the world’s most accomplished and well known adults with autism. She has a PhD in animal science from the University of Illinois and is a professor at Colorado State University. She is the author of six books, including the national bestsellers Thinking in Pictures and Animals in Translation. Dr. Grandin is a past member of the board of directors of the Autism Society of America. She lectures to parents and teachers throughout the U.S. on her experiences with autism, and her work has been covered in the New York Times, People, National Public Radio, and 20/20. Most recently she was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of the year. The HBO movie based on her life, starring Claire Danes, received seven Emmy Awards.

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