Animals Make Us Human
"Autism made school and social life hard, but it made animals easy," says acclaimed animal scientist Temple Grandin. Temple Grandin is the most accomplished adult with autism in the world - and her autism gives her the uncanny ability to go inside the minds of animals. In her new book "Animals Make Us Human" she revolutionizes our ideas about what animals want and need to be happy - on their terms, not ours.
Can a dog be happy if you have to leave him alone for most of the day? Is the lion that paces all day in the zoo miserable, or just exercising? Should you train your cat? Why do gerbils dig so much? How can we keep our animals from panicking at the vet's? Temple answers these and many other questions in the book and reveals how to see happiness through the eyes of our animals.