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This is an auction for EMBRACING THE WIDE SKY by Daniel Tammet.

"Following up his critically acclaimed memoir, Born on a Blue Sky, Tammet offers this insightful analysis of autism that sheds light on the differences between savant and non-savant minds."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

"Tammet’s Born on a Blue Day (2007) illuminated an autistic savant’s perspective on the world, that of high-functioning Asperger’s patient Tammet himself, and revealed the beauties involved in what the neurologically normal consider a profoundly strange condition. His looser, fully as fascinating second book confirms his wide-ranging curiosity and level intelligence, which led him to become extremely well informed about what has made him an object of continuing study: his brain and, perforce, ours. It is a review of the brain in action, based on the assumption that the brain is the brain, autistic and not. The marvellous feats of autistic savants, whether at manipulating numbers, words, spacial relationships, or sensory modes, are enhancements of normal brain capabilities. In chapters on intelligence, memory, language, the perception of numbers as instinctual, and ways in which the brain works, Tammet relates savant capabilities to normal functions, theorizes from sound research about what enables savant capabilities, cashiers the notion of computers ever becoming genuinely intelligent, and offers tips on how to calculate and learn languages better."
- Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2009.

294 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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