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A Different Kettle of Fish

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'I'm looking at the Solar System display when I hear a child close by shouting at his mum, to which she replies 'No need to bite m... Lire la suite
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'I'm looking at the Solar System display when I hear a child close by shouting at his mum, to which she replies 'No need to bite my head off!' I've heard of laughing your head off (to laugh a lot) and even biting your tongue (to be quiet) but biting someone's head off puts a rather more vivid picture into my mind!' During a trip to London, taking in tube announcements, guitar shops, and the Science Museum Michael Barton explores and explains the confusing 'neurotypical' world of contradictory signage, hidden meanings and nonsensical figures of speech. His quirky and comic illustrations bring to life the journey from the comfort of his familiar university surroundings into the hectic bustle of central London. A fun and enlightening read for friends, family, caring professionals and anyone interested in an alternative viewpoint on the world. Sure to 'strike a chord' with other day trippers on the autism spectrum.

Auteur

Michael Barton is a final year student studying Physics at the University of Surrey, UK. He gives talks to a wide range of audiences about his experiences of being at the high functioning end of the autistic spectrum, emphasising the positive aspects and relating these to the traits that scientists exhibit. Michael is the author and illustrator of It's Raining Cats and Dogs, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. He is an accomplished musician, playing jazz piano, bass guitar, French horn, drums and percussion (including spoons) with a variety of bands. Michael is also the President of the University Judo club and is a keen rock climber. For more information see www.michaelbarton.org.uk.



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Michael Barton explains how the neurotypical world of contradictory signage, hidden meanings and nonsensical figures of speech are seen by someone on the autism spectrum. From the author of "It's Raining Cats & Dogs".



Résumé
On a journey from the comfort of his familiar surroundings into the hectic environment of London, Michael Barton observes the world around him from the rational perspective of someone on the autism spectrum, complete with quirky illustrations and humorous anecdotes about contradictory signage, hidden meanings and nonsensical figures of speech.

Contenu

Foreword by Delia Barton. Introduction. 1. Journey into the Unknown. 2. Would Alan Turing have passed the Turing Test?. 3. How long would a jumbo jet take to get to Pluto?. 4. Payment by Chicken. 5. Assorted Pig Organs. 6. The World is your Lobster. 7. Back in a Familiar World. Afterword. Glossary of Idioms.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: A Different Kettle of Fish
Sous-titre: A Day in the Life of a Physics Student with Autism
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Code EAN: 9781849055321
ISBN: 978-1-84905-532-1
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Genre: Politique, société et économie
nombre de pages: 80
Poids: 258g
Taille: H148mm x B220mm x T12mm
Année: 2014

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