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    Description"The children and nature movement is fueled by this fundamental idea: the child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable." --Richard Louv, from the new edition In his landmark work "Last Child in the Woods, "Richard Louv brought together cutting-edge studies that pointed to direct exposure to nature as essential for a child's healthy physical and emotional development. Now this new edition updates the growing body of evidence linking the lack of nature in children's lives and the rise in obesity, attention disorders, and depression. Louv's message has galvanized an international back-to-nature campaign to "Leave No Child Inside." His book will change the way you think about our future and the future of our children. "[The] national movement to 'leave no child inside' . . . has been the focus of Capitol Hill hearings, state legislative action, grass-roots projects, a U.S. Forest Service initiative to get more children into the woods and a national effort to promote a 'green hour' in each day. . . . The increased activism has been partly inspired by a best-selling book, "Last Child in the Woods, " and its author, Richard Louv." --"The Washington Post" ""Last Child in the Woods, " which describes a generation so plugged into electronic diversions that it has lost its connection to the natural world, is helping drive a movement quickly flourishing across the nation." --"The Nation's Health" "This book is an absolute must-read for parents." --"The Boston Globe" Now includesA Field Guide with 100 Practical Actions We Can Take Discussion Points for Book Groups, Classrooms, and Communities Additional Notes by the Author New and Updated Research from the U.S. and Abroad


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    Title
    Last Child in the Woods
    Subtitle
    Saving Our Childern from Nature-deficit Disorder
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Louv
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 390
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781565126053
    ISBN 10: 156512605X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WN
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC E4L: CHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: VFXC
    Ingram Subject Code: CF
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Libri: I-CF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25350
    BISAC V2.8: FAM034000
    B&T General Subject: 200
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 09
    BIC subject category V2: WSZ
    B&T Approval Code: A97242400
    DC22: 155.4/18
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A11380000
    DC22: 649.5, 155.418
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: NAT000000
    LC classification: BF353.5.N37 L68 2008
    Thema V1.0: WN, VFXC, SZ
    Edition statement
    Updated, Expanded ed.
    Publisher
    Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
    Imprint name
    Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
    Publication date
    22 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "[The] national movement to 'leave no child inside' . . . has been the focus of Capitol Hill hearings, state legislative action, grass-roots projects, a U.S. Forest Service initiative to get more children into the woods and a national effort to promote a 'green hour' in each day. . . . The increased activism has been partly inspired by a best-selling book, "Last Child in the Woods, " and its author, Richard Louv." --"The Washington Post" ""Last Child in the Woods, " which describes a generation so plugged into electronic diversions that it has lost its connection to the natural world, is helping drive a movement quickly flourishing across the nation." --"The Nation's Health" "This book is an absolute must-read for parents." --"The Boston Globe" "An honest, well-researched and well-written book, . . . the first to give name to an undeniable problem." --"The Atlanta Journal-Constitution" "One of the most thought-provoking, well-written books I've read in recent memory. It rivals Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring."" --"The Cincinnati Enquirer" "Important and original. . . . As Louv so eloquently and urgently shows, our mothers were right when they told us, day after day, 'Go out and play.'" --"The Christian Science Monitor" ""Last Child in the Woods "is the direct descendant and rightful legatee of Rachel Carson's "The Sense of Wonder." But this is not the only thing Richard Louv has in common with Rachel Carson. There is also this: in my opinion, "Last Child in the Woods "is the most important book published since "Silent Spring."" --Robert Michael Pyle, author of "Sky Time in Gray's River" "A single sentence explains why Louv's book is so important: 'Our children, ' he writes, 'are the first generation to be raised without meaningful contact with the natural world.' This matters, and "Last Child in the Woods" makes it patently clear why and lays out a path back." --"The Ecologist" "With this scholarly yet practical book, Louv offers solutions today for a healthier, greener tomorrow." --"Washington Post Book World" "The simplest, most profound, and most helpful of any book I have read on the personal and historical situation of our children, and ourselves, as we move into the twenty-first century." --Thomas Berry, author of "The Dream of the Earth"
    Back cover copy
    In his groundbreaking work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, journalist and child advocate Richard Louv directly links the absence of nature in the lives of today's wired generatoin to some of the most disturbing childhood trends: the rise in obesity, attention disorders, and depression. This is the first book to bring together a body of research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional helath of children and adults. More than just raising an alarm, Louv offers practical solutions to heal the broken bond.