Book: The Nature Principle

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Richard Louv, author of the landmark bestseller Last Child in the Woods, urges us to change our vision of the future, suggesting that if we reconceive environmentalism and sustainability, they will evolve into a larger movement that will touch every part of society.

This New Nature Movement taps into the restorative powers of the natural world to boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds. Supported by groundbreaking research, anecdotal evidence, and compelling personal stories, Louv offers renewed optimism while challenging us to rethink the way we live.

As he says in his introduction, The Nature Principle is "about the power of living in nature -- not with it, but in it. We are entering the most creative period in history. The twenty-first century will be the century of human restoration in the natural world."

Richard Louv makes a convincing case that through a nature-balanced existence -- driven by sound economic, social, and environmental solutions -- the human race can and will thrive. This timely, inspiring, and important work will give readers renewed hope while challenging them to rethink the way we live.

352 pages
Publisher: Algonquin Books; 2011
Language: English
ISBN-10: 161620141X
ISBN-13: 978-1616201418

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Richard Louv
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Natural Sciences
Outdoor Recreation
Environmental Health
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