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

Author: Richard Louv
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev., 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In [this book, the author] talks with parents, children, teachers, scientists, religious leaders, child-development researchers, and environmentalists who recognize the threat and offer solutions. [He] shows us an alternative future, one in which parents help their kids experience the natural world more deeply - and find the joy of family connectedness in the process.-Dust jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Louv
ISBN: 1565125223 9781565125223 1565123913 9781565123915
OCLC Number: 62282750
Description: 334 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.
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" An honest, well-researched and well-written book... the first to give name to an undeniable problem." " This book is an absolute must-read for parents." " Louv' s provocative new book... is raising Read more...

 
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