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Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

by Richard Louv

Published by Algonquin

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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. His book will change the way you think about our future and the future of our children.

Now Includes: A Field Guide With 100 Practical Actions We Can Take

  • 35 Discussion Points for Book Groups, Classrooms, and Communities
  • New and Updated Research from the U.S. and Abroad
  • A Progress Report by the Author


pub date: 2006-03-17 | paperback | 9781565126053