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Embracing the Wide Sky: A tour across the horizons of the mind

Daniel Tammet

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Biography: general, Prose: non-fiction, Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge, Self-help & personal development

A brilliant portrait of the human mind and the extraordinary potential within every one of us, by real-life Rain-Man and bestselling author of Born On A Blue Day.

Daniel Tammet captivated readers with his bestselling memoir, Born On A Blue Day, and its vivid depiction of a life with autistic savant syndrome. In his fascinating new book, Embracing the Wide Sky, Daniel combines the latest scientific research with insights drawn from his personal experience to shed light on the mysteries of how our minds work and the incredible feats of which each one of us is capable.


A unique and brilliantly imaginative portrait of how we think, learn, remember and create, Embracing the Wide Sky is a profound and provocative book that will transform our understanding and respect for every kind of mind.

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Praise for Embracing the Wide Sky: A tour across the horizons of the mind

  • Reputedly in possession of the most remarkable mind on the planet , author Tammet is a real-life Rain Man and in this fascinating volume shares the techniques intrinsic to his memory, learning and imagination. A book about achieving potential, Tammet is a rare intellect and he continues to dazzle both the boffins and the rest of us. - Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin

  • A fascinating insight into how the human brain works, written by the most remarkable mind on the planet... Clear and entertaining explanations of how we think, remember and learn are followed by practical examples that we can apply in the real world... A very interesting and informative read. **** - MX - Syd, Melb, Bris

  • In his second book he takes readers on a fascinating and wide-ranging tour of our mind's capabilities, looking at the scientific studies and how his own remarkable abilities work. He even includes handy tips so the rest of us can improve our brains. In a word: Mind-expanding. - Herald-Sun

  • succeeds in moulding a mass of technical detail about the brain to meet the understanding of the average reader - THE WEEK

  • The book is full of information such as this, packed with his [Tammet s] clear summaries of fascinating experiments. - Sunday Telegraph

  • "the most remarkable mind on the planet". - WISH magazine

  • '...displays warmth and compassion towards those people who are either endeavouring to expand their intellectual potential. - The Age

  • 'Tammet puts his exceptional abilities to work in his book Embracing the Wide Sky... Tammet's lucid writing makes his book both informative and entertaining. - Courier Mail

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Daniel Tammet

Formerly an autistic child whose mother tongue was numbers, Daniel Tammet is the author of a rich and widely acclaimed body of work, including memoirs, essays, literary reportage, poetry and fiction. Born On A Blue Day (2006) and Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing (2017) were named by Booklist magazine as one of the editors' annual selections. Thinking in Numbers (2012) was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. Tammet's books have been translated into thirty languages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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