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Born on a blue day : inside the extraordinary mind of an autistic savant : a memoir

Author: Daniel Tammet
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2007. ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Free Press edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Personal Narratives
Named Person: Daniel Tammet; Daniel Tammet; Daniel Tammet; Daniel Tammet
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Tammet
ISBN: 1416535071 9781416535072 9781416549017 1416549013
OCLC Number: 70483575
Notes: Originally published: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2006.
Description: ix, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Blue nines and red words --
Early years --
Struck by lightning: epilepsy --
School days --
Odd one out --
Adolescence --
Ticket to Kaunas --
Falling in love --
Gift of tongues --
Very large slice of Pi --
Meeting Kim Peek --
Reykjavik, New York, home.
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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.

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