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Embracing the Wide Sky

Embracing the Wide Sky

Daniel’s internationally bestselling memoir of living with Asperger’s Syndrome and Savant Syndrome, Born on a Blue Day established him as one of the most original talents in contemporary non-fiction.
Now, in his new book, Embracing the Wide Sky, he combines meticulous scientific research with detailed descriptions of how his mind works to demonstrate the immense potential within us all. He explains how our natural intuitions can help us to learn a foreign language, why his memories are like symphonies, and what numbers and giraffes have in common. We also discover why there is more to intelligence than IQ, how our brains turn light to sight, and why too much information can make you stupid.
He illustrates his arguments with examples as diverse as the private languages of twins, the compositions of poets with autism, and the breakthroughs, and breakdowns, of some of history’s greatest minds.
Embracing the Wide Sky is a unique and brilliantly imaginative portrait of how we think, learn, remember and create, brimming with personal insights and anecdotes, and explanations of the most up-to-date, mind-bending discoveries from fields ranging from neuroscience to psychology and linguistics.
This is a profound and provocative book that will transform our understanding and respect for every kind of mind.
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Genre: Health & Personal Development / Self-help & Personal Development

On Sale: 20th August 2009

Price: £10.99

ISBN-13: 9781848941397

Reviews

Far from a one-dimensional prodigy, his is a rich multi-textured intelligence. A beautiful mind.
<i>Scotsman Magazine</i>
Displaying that he is not just one-dimensional with his genius, Tammet's book is a fine example of his goal to share his brilliant knowledge with the world to inspire and encourage...a thoughtful and highly informative read.
<i>The China Post</i>
Packed with his clear summaries of fascinating experiments . . . Recent debate has bumped up this book from delightful to vital
<i>Daily Telegraph</i>
Entertaining and informative about an impressive range of subjects . . . EMBRACING THE WIDE SKY is fun and inspirational
<i>FT Weekend</i>
Tammet puts his exceptional abilities to work in his book Embracing the Wide Sky... Tammet's lucid writing makes his book both informative and entertaining.
<i>Courier Mail</i>
Packed with fascinating new brain research . . . an ambitious book, written by a remarkable man
<i>BBC Focus</i> magazine
truly fascinating
<i>Guardian</i>