Buy Used
£2.49
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently Paperback – 25 Feb 2016

4.7 out of 5 stars 184 customer reviews

See all 17 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback, 25 Feb 2016
£7.19 £2.49
click to open popover


Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



60 Kindle Books for £1
Browse our selection of Kindle Books discounted to £1 each. Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin; Main edition (25 Feb. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1760113646
  • ISBN-13: 978-1760113643
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 4.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 184 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 226,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

Stunning... Highly original... Outstanding. --Spectator
A sprawling and fascinating dissection of the role autism has played in shaping human history. --The Daily Telegraph
NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman explores in fascinating, near-encyclopaedic depth how autism has evolved. It's a gripping narrative written with journalistic verve. --The Observer
Whatever the future of autism...Mr Silberman has surely written the definitive book about its past. --The Economist
Ambitious, meticulous and largehearted... NeuroTribes is beautifully told, humanizing, important. --New York Times
Silberman's sweeping history is always sensitive and builds a persuasive argument. --New Scientist
A rich amalgam of social history and contemporary reportage. --Ian Thomson, Financial Times
Silberman digs deep into the history of medicine to find out why so much confusion has surrounded the diagnosis of autism for so long. --Guardian
Silberman is a skilled storyteller... [He] researches with scientific rigour... A powerful voice: NeuroTribes offers keen insight. --New Statesman
NeuroTribes is remarkable. Silberman has done something unique: he's taken the dense and detailed history of autism and turned the story into a genuine page-turner. The book is sure to stir considerable discussion. --John Elder Robison, author of Look Me in the Eye
A comprehensive history of the science and culture surrounding autism studies... An essential resource. --Nature magazine
A lively, readable book... To read NeuroTribes is to realize how much autistic people have enriched the scope of human knowledge and diversity, and how impoverished the world would be without them. --San Francisco Chronicle
Breathtaking... As emotionally resonant as any [book] this year. --The Boston Globe
It's a readable, engaging story. But it's also a serious political and sociological critique, couched in a 500-page-long piece of original historical scholarship. --Salon
Stunning...a remarkable narrative...one of the most fascinating accounts of autism I have ever read. --Simon Baron-Cohen, The Lancet
Nothing short of a revelation... Sweeping and lovingly detailed. --Parent.co
The monks who inscribed beautiful manuscripts during the Middle Ages, Cavendish an 18th century scientist who explained electricity, and many of the geeks in Silicon Valley are all on the autism spectrum. Silberman reviews the history of autism treatments from horrible blaming of parents to the modern positive neurodiversity movement. Essential reading for anyone interested in psychology. --Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures and The Autistic Brain
It is a beautifully written and thoughtfully crafted book, a historical tour of autism, richly populated with fascinating and engaging characters, and a rallying call to respect difference. --Science magazine
Epic and often shocking... Everyone with an interest in the history of science and medicine - how it has failed us, surprised us and benefited us - should read this book. --Chicago Tribune
The best book you can read to understand autism. --Gizmodo
This is perhaps the most significant history of the discovery, changing conception and public reaction to autism we will see in a generation. --TASH.org
A well-researched, readable report on the treatment of autism that explores its history and proposes significant changes for its future... In the foreword, Oliver Sacks writes that this "sweeping and penetrating history...is fascinating reading" that "will change how you think of autism." No argument with that assessment. --Kirkus Reviews

Book Description

Winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, this Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding and full participation in society for people who think differently.

See all Product description

Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on 18 April 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 2 June 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 1 October 2017
Format: Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 4 October 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 13 May 2017
Format: Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 25 March 2017
Format: Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 11 April 2016
Format: Paperback
0Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 21 March 2017
Format: Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Most recent customer reviews

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: cognitive neuroscience

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?