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Born on a blue day : inside the extaordinary mind of an autistic savant / Daniel Tammet.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Thorndike Press large print biography series.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library LP 616.85 TAM (Text) 70743000093150 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 616.89 TAMM (Text) 39231031398635 Large Print Collection Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield L.P. 921 Tammet (Text) 31208910499666 large print Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780786295616 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0786295619 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 343 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print ed.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2007.

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Originally published: New York : Free Press, 2007.
Formatted Contents Note:
Blue nines and red words -- Early years -- Struck by lightning: epilepsy -- School days -- Odd one out -- Adolescence -- Ticket to Kaunas -- Falling in love -- The gift of tongues -- A very large slice of Pi -- Meeting Kim Pek -- Reykjavik, New York, home.
Summary, etc.:
A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today--guided by its owner. Daniel Tammet sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and he can perform extraordinary calculations in his head. He can learn new languages from scratch, in a week. He has savant syndrome, a rare condition that gives him almost unimaginable mental powers. But in one crucial way Daniel is not at all like the Rain Man: he is virtually unique among autistic people in that he is capable of living an independent life. He is even able to explain what is happening inside his head. Starting from early childhood, when he was incapable of making friends and prone to tantrums, to young adulthood, when he learned how to control himself and to live independently, fell in love, experienced a religious conversion to Christianity, and most recently, emerged as a celebrity.--From publisher description.
Subject: Tammet, Daniel, 1979- > Mental health.
Autistic people > England > Biography.
Savants (Savant syndrome) > England > Biography.
Large type books.

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