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Songs Of The Gorilla Nation

Author : Dawn Prince-Hughes, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781400080922
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“This is a book about autism. Specifically, it is about my autism, which is both like and unlike other people’s autism. But just as much, it is a story about how I emerged from the darkness of it into the beauty of it.” In this elegant and thought-provoking memoir, Dawn Prince-Hughes traces her personal growth from undiagnosed autism to the moment when, as a young woman, she entered the Seattle Zoo and immediately became fascinated with the gorillas. Having suffered from a lifelong inability to relate to people in a meaningful way, Dawn was surprised to find herself irresistibly drawn to these great primates. By observing them and, later, working with them, she was finally able to emerge from her solitude and connect to living beings in a way she had never previously experienced. Songs of the Gorilla Nation is more than a story of autism, it is a paean to all that is important in life. Dawn Prince-Hughes’s evocative story will undoubtedly have a lasting impact, forcing us, like the author herself, to rediscover and assess our own understanding of human emotion.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Songs Of The Gorilla Nation

Author : Dawn Prince-Hughes
ISBN : UVA:X004689589
Genre : Autism
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"This is a book about autism. Specifically, it is about my autism, which is both like and unlike other people's autism. But just as much, it is a story about how I emerged from the darkness of it into the beauty of it." In this elegant and thought-provoking memoir, Dawn Prince-Hughes traces her personal growth from undiagnosed autism to the moment when, as a young woman, she entered the Seattle Zoo and immediately became fascinated with the gorillas. Having suffered from a lifelong inability to relate to people in a meaningful way, Dawn was surprised to find herself irresistibly drawn to these great primates. By observing them and, later, working with them, she was finally able to emerge from her solitude and connect to living beings in a way she had never previously experienced. Songs of the Gorilla Nation is more than a story of autism, it is a paean to all that is important in life. Dawn Prince-Hughes's evocative story will undoubtedly have a lasting impact, forcing us, like the author herself, to rediscover and assess our own understanding of human emotion.
Category: Autism

Expecting Teryk

Author : Dawn Prince-Hughes
ISBN : 9780804010795
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The period just prior to the birth of one's child is a time of deep personal development. Expecting Teryk is an intimate exploration, written in the form of a letter from a parent to her future son, that reclaims a rite of passage that modern society would strip of its magic. Dawn Prince-Hughes, renowed author of Songs of a Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism, considers the ways her disabilities might inform her parenting. She candidly narrates her experience of becoming a parent as part of a lesbian couple-from meeting her partner and the questions they ask about their readiness to become parents, to the practical considerations of choosing a sperm donor. Expecting Teryk is expressed through the lens of autism as Prince-Hughes shares the unique way she sees and experiences. Contemplating the evolutionary traditions of motherhood, and embedded in the reassurances that nature offers, Expecting Teryk is a work of sensuous wonder that speaks to the deeper realities and archetypal experiences shared by all who embark on the journey of parenthood.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Aquamarine Blue 5

Author : Dawn Prince-Hughes
ISBN : 9780804010535
Genre : Education
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A collection of essays by young men and women who suffer from autism takes readers into the fascinating world of college students who struggle with this debilitating condition. (Education)
Category: Education

Carnival Of Souls

Author : Dawn Prince-Hughes
ISBN : 1482397536
Genre : History
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At the beginning of the publicity tour for her book Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey through Autism Dr. Dawn Prince-Hughes believed that she might be promoted by the sensational media as a kind of modern day freak, a spectacle of disability, like bygone Side Show denizens like Percilla the Gorilla Girl, Grace the Mule-Faced Woman, or the ubiquitous Bearded Lady. What she found was that virtually everyone she met in her travels -- no matter how normal they might have appeared -- was hiding a broken and twisted part of themselves and very much wanted to be loved and accepted despite their inner "deformities." Dr. Prince-Hughes became increasingly fascinated with the idea of internal and external freakishness during her travels, eventually writing the stories that appear in this book -- stories that examine what it means to be normal versus abnormal, what it means to display difference, and how we see our deep selves -- all against the backdrop of the carnival Side Shows of the 1800s and the personal stories of the "freaks" that lived them.
Category: History

Circus Of Souls

Author : Dawn Prince-Hughes
ISBN : 1484114620
Genre : Abnormalities, Human
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Category: Abnormalities, Human

Gorillas Among Us

Author : Dawn Prince-Hughes
ISBN : 0816521514
Genre : Nature
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Chronicles the days of a gorilla family, offering insight into their diet, communication, behavior, and recreation, provoking human introspection.
Category: Nature

People

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114629004
Genre : Celebrities
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Category: Celebrities

The Healing Touch For Horses

Author : A. Bronwyn Llewellyn
ISBN : 1593376243
Genre : Nature
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Inspired with her work with horses and patients at the National Centre for Equine Facilitated Therapy, horse lover and author A. Bronwyn Llewellyn brings together the most moving tributes to the healing power of horses ever collected in one volume.
Category: Nature

Current Biography Yearbook 2005

Author : H. W. Wilson
ISBN : 0824210565
Genre : Reference
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Compiles detailed biographical sketches of contemporary leaders in such areas as entertainment, government, sports, art, literature, and science
Category: Reference

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822034958827
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Book Review Index 2004 Cumulation

Author : Dana Ferguson
ISBN : 0787666890
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.
Category: Literary Criticism

Curve

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ISBN : NWU:35556035652759
Genre : Lesbians
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Category: Lesbians

The Real Story

Author : Sarah Statz Cords
ISBN : UOM:39015063333051
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Secret Lives Of Punctuations

Author : Eileen Tabios
ISBN : UOM:39015069312083
Genre : Poetry
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Poetry. Asian American Studies. Eileen R. Tabios' book revolves around the secret lives of those small gestures: punctuations. This volume reveals the resonant--and quirky--lives of the semi-colon, colon, ellipsis, parenthesis, strike-throughs, question mark, and the blank line. Also included are a decolonialism scholar's perspective on punctuations by Leny M. Strobel, as well as a visual art relationship with punctuations through the paintings of Eve Aschheim. Finally, the book offers postcard-art and a performance project entitled "The Secret Lives of Blank Lines" by the author who is also a conceptual/performance/visual artist. xPress(ed) is a publisher based in Finland.
Category: Poetry

Just Give Him The Whale

Author : Paula Kluth
ISBN : UOM:39076002733678
Genre : Education
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Highly practical accessible guide that shows teachers how to use children's fascinations to improve learning
Category: Education

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015054037059
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature