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

ISBN-10: 1565125223
ISBN-13: 9781565125223
Edition: 2006 (Annotated)
Authors: Richard Louv
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Description: In this influential work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today's wired generation-he calls it nature-deficit-to some of the most  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 3/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 335
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

In this influential work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today's wired generation-he calls it nature-deficit-to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression. Last Child in the Woods is the first book to bring together a new and growing body of research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. More than just raising an alarm, Louv offers practical solutions and simple ways to heal the broken bond-and they are right in our own backyard.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The New Relationship Between Children and Nature
Gifts of Nature
The Third Frontier
The Criminalization of Natural Play
Why the Young (and the Rest of Us) Need Nature
Climbing the Tree of Health
A Life of the Senses: Nature vs. the Know-It-All State of Mind
The "Eighth Intelligence"
The Genius of Childhood: How Nature Nurtures Creativity
Nature-Deficit Disorder and the Restorative Environment
The Best of Intentions: Why Johnnie and Jeannie Don't Play Outside Anymore
Time and Fear
The Bogeyman Syndrome Redux
Don't Know Much About Natural History: Education as a Barrier to Nature
Where Will Future Stewards of Nature Come From?
The Nature-Child Reunion
Bringing Nature Home
Scared Smart: Facing the Bogeyman
Telling Turtle Tales: Using Nature as a Moral Teacher
The Jungle Blackboard
Natural School Reform
Camp Revival
Wonder Land: Opening the Fourth Frontier
The Education of Judge Thatcher: Decriminalizing Natural Play
Cities Gone Wild
Where the Wild Things Will Be: A New Back-to-the-Land Movement
To Be Amazed
The Spiritual Necessity of Nature for the Young
Fire and Fermentation: Building a Movement
While It Lasts
Notes
Suggested Reading
Index

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