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Last Child in the Woods (Paperback) by Richard Louv

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Journalist and child advocate Richard Louv theorizes that there is a link between children's ADD, depression, and other disorders and the dwindling amount of time 21st-century kids spend in nature. Dubbing this pressing issue "Nature Deficit Disorder," Louv explores the importance of nature, the reasons modern children are spending more time indoors, and what to do about it.
Richard Louv was the first to identify a phenomenon we all knew existed but couldn't quite articulate: nature-deficit disorder. His book Last Child in the Woods created a national conversation about the disconnection between children and nature, and his message has galvanized an international movement. Now, three years after its initial publication, we have reached a tipping point, with Leave No Child Inside initiatives adopted in at least 30 regions within 21 states, and in Canada, Holland, Australia, and Great Britain.

This new edition reflects the enormous changes that have taken place since the book—and this grassroots movement— were launched. It includes:
• 101 Things you can do to create change in your community, school, and family.
• Discussion points to inspire people of all ages to talk about the importance of nature in their lives.
• A new afterword by the author about the growing Leave No Child Inside movement.
• New and updated research confirming that direct exposure to nature is essential for the physical and emotional health of children and adults.

This is a book that will change the way you think about your future and the future of your children.
Number of Pages: 390
Genre: Family + Relationships, Nature
Sub-Genre: General, Parenting / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Author: Richard Louv
Language: English
Street Date: April 22, 2008
TCIN: 11731606
UPC: 9781565126053
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1589
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