Last Child in the Woods

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Last Child in the Woods

Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

By Richard Louv

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Paperback, 9781565126053, 390pp.

Publication Date: April 22, 2008

Description
The children and nature movement is fueled by this fundamental idea: the child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable. Richard Louv, from the new edition In his landmark work "Last Child in the Woods, "Richard Louv brought together cutting-edge studies that pointed to direct exposure to nature as essential for a child's healthy physical and emotional development. Now this new edition updates the growing body of evidence linking the lack of nature in children's lives and the rise in obesity, attention disorders, and depression. Louv's message has galvanized an international back-to-nature campaign to Leave No Child Inside. His book will change the way you think about our future and the future of our children. The] national movement to leave no child inside . . . has been the focus of Capitol Hill hearings, state legislative action, grass-roots projects, a U.S. Forest Service initiative to get more children into the woods and a national effort to promote a green hour in each day. . . . The increased activism has been partly inspired by a best-selling book, "Last Child in the Woods, " and its author, Richard Louv. "The Washington Post" "Last Child in the Woods, " which describes a generation so plugged into electronic diversions that it has lost its connection to the natural world, is helping drive a movement quickly flourishing across the nation. "The Nation's Health" This book is an absolute must-read for parents. "The Boston Globe" Now includesA Field Guide with 100 Practical Actions We Can Take Discussion Points for Book Groups, Classrooms, and Communities Additional Notes by the Author New and Updated Research from the U.S. and Abroad.


About the Author
Richard Louv, recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal, is the author of seven books, including "Last Child in the Woods "and "The Nature Principle. "The chairman of the Children & Nature Network (www.cnaturenet.org), he is also honorary cochair of the National Forum on Children and Nature. He has written for the "San Diego Union-Tribune, " the "New York Times, " the "Washington Post, "the "Christian Science Monitor, "and other newspapers and magazines. He has appeared on "The Early Show, Good Morning America, Today, "CBS "Evening News, "NBC "Nightly News, "NPR s" Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Talk of the Nation, " and many other programs. For more information, visit www.lastchildinthewoods.com.