In a Different Key

In a Different Key The Story of Autism

Paperback (19 Jan 2016) | English

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The first child to be diagnosed with autism, Donald Triplett, was born more than eighty years ago in Mississippi, and in the years that followed, autism remained a rare condition, limited to the eleven children mentioned in the article announcing the disorder's discovery. Today physicians, parents and politicians regularly speak of an epidemic of autism.

In a Different Key is the extraordinary story of the quest to understand autism. By introducing an unforgettable cast of children, families and clinicians, award-winning journalists John Donvan and Caren Zucker unearth the humanity at the heart of the scientific effort to treat this condition.

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Allen Lane

Allen Lane

In 1967 Penguin's founder started an eponymous hardback imprint under the name of Allen Lane. This now has a dynamic, growing list and publishes accessible and quality non-fiction books of lasting value.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241261637
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Allen Lane
Pub date:
DEWEY: 618.9285882009
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 988g
Height: 235mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 39mm