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Last child in the woods : saving our children from nature-deficit disorder

Author: Richard Louv
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated and expandedView all editions and formats
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Louv talks with parents, children, teachers, scientists, religious leaders, child-development researchers, and environmentalists to find ways for children to experience the natural world more deeply.
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Genre/Form: Nature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Louv
ISBN: 9781565126053 156512605X
OCLC Number: 183879632
Description: xii, 390 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. I. The new relationship between children and nature. Gifts of nature --
The third frontier --
The criminalization of natural play --
pt. II. 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 --
pt. III. 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? --
pt. IV. The nature-child reunion. Bringing nature home --
Scared smart: facing the bogeyman --
Telling turtle tales: using nature as a moral teacher --
pt. V. The jungle blackboard. Natural school reform --
Camp revival --
pt. VI. 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 --
pt. VII. To be amazed. The spiritual necessity of nature for the young --
Fire and fermentation: building a movement --
While it lasts --
A field guide: notes from the field, 100 actions we can take, and discussion points.
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