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Join us for a virtual event with New York Times bestselling author, world-renowned scientist, and autism spokesperson Dr. Temple Grandin to celebrate the release of her latest book for young readers, THE OUTDOOR SCIENTIST. Dr. Grandin will be in conversation with DIARY OF A WIMPY KID author Jeff Kinney. Save your spot below!

Dr. Temple Grandin has kindly signed bookplates for everyone who purchases THE OUTDOOR SCIENTIST from An Unlikely Story, while supplies last. 

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What are the aerodynamics of skipping stones or the physics of making sandcastles? Do birds use GPS to navigate their migratory routes?

In this book, Dr. Temple Grandin, an inventor and world-renowned scientist, introduces readers to geologists, astrophysicists, oceanographers, and many other scientists who unlock the wonders of the natural world. She shares her childhood experiences and observations, whether on the beach, in the woods, working with horses, or gazing up at the night sky. This book explores all areas of nature and gives readers the tools to discover even more on their own.

With forty projects to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around them, from the depths of space to their own backyard, this is a perfect read for budding scientists, inventors, and creators!

Temple Grandin (templegrandin.com) 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 twelve books on autism and animal behavior, including the national bestsellers Calling All MindsThinking in Pictures, and Animals in Translation. Dr. Grandin was inducted in the National Women's Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2018 she was made a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 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 TimesPeople, 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.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 7:00pm
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The Outdoor Scientist: The Wonder of Observing the Natural World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593115558
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - April 6th, 2021

Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547248233
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - January 12th, 2010

Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307275653
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - January 10th, 2006

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