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    DescriptionThis huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in paperback. "Last Child in the Woods" shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves...These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. "Last Child in the Woods" is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.


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    Title
    Last Child in the Woods
    Subtitle
    Saving Our Children from Nature-deficit Disorder
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Louv
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 204 mm
    Weight: 375 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848870833
    ISBN 10: 1848870833
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: WN
    BIC E4L: CHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.3
    BIC subject category V2: VFXC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    BIC subject category V2: WSZ
    BISAC V2.8: SPO030000
    DC22: 649.5
    BISAC V2.8: FAM010000, NAT000000
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Richard Louv, winner of the 2008 Audobon Medal, is chairman of the Children and Nature Network (www.childrenandnature.org) and honorary co-chair of the National Forum on Children and Nature. He is the author of seven other books and has written for newspapers and magazines including the New York Times and the Washington Post.
    Review quote
    "'This is a hugely important book that should be read by every parent, teacher and politician... It's message is about connection to nature... This restatement of a truth we all know, deep inside, has never been more timely.' Tim Smit, Chief Executive of The Eden Project 'Nature is as important to children as food and sleep... Much like outdoor play itself, Last Child in the Woods actively engages... What Louv certainly persuades of is that in nature a child finds freedom... and genuine creativity...' Rosie Boycott, Literary Review 'A cri de coeur for our children' Margaret Stead, Guardian '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.' Ecologist"