Last Child in the Woods

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10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Book/Magazine
Abstract: 

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.

ISBN-13: 9781565125223
Published: March 2006

Author: 
Richard Louv
Topic Areas: 
Conservation
Culture
Wildlife
Humanities
Target Audience: 
All
Adult
Outdoor Recreation Groups
Teachers
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
321 pp.
Date Produced/Published: 
03/1/06
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
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Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publishing Date: March 2006
ISBN-13: 9781565125223