Animals in Translation

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Animals in Translation

Postby BuddysParents » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:48 pm

Has anyone read Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin?

I bought it and am looking forward to reading it after I am done with Culture Clash.. any thoughts about it?

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Re: Animals in Translation

Postby Bari » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:55 pm

I read it mainly because my youngest grandson is Autisic. Interesting read but a bit down-troden in places but it does have merit.
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Re: Animals in Translation

Postby Calypso » Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:13 pm

I really enjoyed it. I don't agree with everything she says, but in general it was the kind of book that makes you sit back and think about stuff.

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Re: Animals in Translation

Postby BuddysParents » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:43 pm

Thanks.

I am getting my MA in Special Education so I am very eager to start on this read. I have seen a lot of mixed reviews with people not agreeing with her fully, but still found it enjoyable.

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Re: Animals in Translation

Postby jones » Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:40 pm

I enjoyed reading it. I think that a lot of her info on animals is scientifically flawed, particularly when it comes to dogs (not her forte by any means)... she's a big proponent of the hybrid vigor theory on dog breeding which I found a little tough to swallow. But her observations (as opposed to the faulty facts she injects into the narrative) are fascinating and insightful.

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Re: Animals in Translation

Postby Paige » Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:33 pm

I'm reading it now. It's interesting.
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Re: Animals in Translation

Postby Kathleen » Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:05 am

She refers to Collies as needle nosed pin heads who have had all the brains bred out of them because of the small head.
That aside I did like the book. It was very thought provoking.

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Re: Animals in Translation

Postby Paige » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:19 pm

I got to the part where she said Dal's were too dumb and overbred to train. doesn't know a WHOLE lot about dogs...
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Re: Animals in Translation

Postby amyzon » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:31 pm

I've been working on it for months now...it's a heavy read and I just can't seem to sit down long enough to really concentrate on it. It is very thought provoking though, and so far has provided some interesting perspectives.

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Re: Animals in Translation

Postby BuddysParents » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:08 pm

Thanks for the two cents everyone! :)


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