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

ISBN-10: 156512605X
ISBN-13: 9781565126053
Edition: 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Richard Louv
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Description: Richard Louv was the first to identify a phenomenon we all knew existed but couldn't quite articulate: nature-deficit disorder. His book Last Child in the Woods created a national conversation about the disconnection between children and nature, and  More...

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 4/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Richard Louv was the first to identify a phenomenon we all knew existed but couldn't quite articulate: nature-deficit disorder. His book Last Child in the Woods created a national conversation about the disconnection between children and nature, and his message has galvanized an international movement. Now, three years after its initial publication, we have reached a tipping point, with Leave No Child Inside initiatives adopted in at least 30 regions within 21 states, and in Canada, Holland, Australia, and Great Britain. This new edition reflects the enormous changes that have taken place since the book-and this grassroots movement- were launched. It includes: - 101 Things you can do to create change in your community, school, and family. - Discussion points to inspire people of all ages to talk about the importance of nature in their lives. - A new afterword by the author about the growing Leave No Child Inside movement. - New and updated research confirming that direct exposure to nature is essential for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. This is a book that will change the way you think about your future and the future of your children.

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
A Field Guide to Last Child in the Woods

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