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Last Child in the Woods

By Richard Louv

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Algonquin Books

PO Box 2225

Chapel Hill, NC  27515-2225 USA

919-967-0108

www.workman.com/algonquin/

Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv, is a book about the growing trend of nature-deficit disorder. In this book, Louv has brought together cutting-edge studies indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential to a child's healthy physical and emotional development. This new edition now includes updates on evidence linking obesity, attention disorders, and depression to lack of nature exposure in children's lives. In addition, Last Child in the Woods includes:

 

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  • 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

390 pages.

About the Author

Richard Louv is a journalist and the author of seven books about the connections between family, nature, and community. His most recent book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, has been translated into nine languages and published in thirteen countries. Louv is the chairman and cofounder of the Children and Nature Network (www.childrenandnature.org) and was awarded the Audubon Medal, presented by the National Audubon Society, in 2008. Find him online at www.richardlouv.com.

 

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