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Companions in wonder : children and adults exploring nature together

Author: Julie Dunlap; Stephen R Kellert
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Last Child in the Woods identifies a "nature deficit disorder" in children around the world.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Dunlap; Stephen R Kellert
ISBN: 9780262516907 026251690X
OCLC Number: 740250684
Description: xxii, 304 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The farm / Rick Bass --
2. My child's first garden / Michael P. Branch --
3. Tracking our way / Joseph Bruchac III --
4. Tidal: subtidal / Susan A. Cohen --
5. The toad not taken / Jeffrey S. Cramer --
6. Of the fittest / Janine DeBaise --
7. A New England childhood / Alison Hawthorne Deming --
8. Child's play: finding the green in the in-between / Carolyn Finney --
9. The naturalistic necessity / Stephen R. Kellert --
10. Children in the woods / Barry Lopez --
11. Fathers and sons / Richard Louv --
12. Moving through the landscape of healing / Stephen J. Lyons --
13. Belonging on the land / David Mas Masumoto --
14. A field guide to western birds / Kathleen Dean Moore --
15. At home with belonging / Danyelle O'Hara --
16. Animal allies / Brenda Peterson --
17. Grandmother, grizzlies, and God / Brenda Peterson --
18. Parents without children: confessions of a favorite uncle / Robert Michael Pyle --
19. Raising Silas / Janisse Ray --
20. Grandma's bawena / Enrique Salmon --
21. Mountain music I / Scott Russell Sanders --
22. Bowl of stones / Chiori Santiago --
23. Colored memory / Lauret Savoy --
24. We are distracted / Michael Shay --
25. The big talk / Sandra Steingraber --
26. On being "Indian," unsilent, and contaminated along the U.S.-Mexico border / Margo Tamez --
27. The prophets of place / Stephen Trimble --
28. Huckleberry country / Michael Umphrey --
29. Scorched earth / Rick Van Noy --
30. Children in the river / Gretel Van Wieren.
Responsibility: edited by Julie Dunlap and Stephen R. Kellert.

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Last Child in the Woods identifies a "nature deficit disorder" in children around the world.

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