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    I've read this. It is a great book. In this influential work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today's wired generation—he calls it nature-deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression. Last Child in the Woods is the first book to bring together a new and growing body of research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. More than just raising an alarm, Louv offers practical solutions and simple ways to heal the broken bond—and many are right in our own backyard.

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    • Cascadia Packaging Group

      "Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder" - Richard Louv | Directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today's wired generation—he calls it nature deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as rises in obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and depression.

    • Pam Chance

      Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder- Richard Louv 2008, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

    • Nurture Nature Project

      No child left inside! Recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal, Richard Louv writes about about the disconnection between children and nature, nature-deficit disorder. His message has galvanized an international movement. The book has inspired Leave No Child Inside initiatives throughout the country. #nature #outdoors #play #child

    • Brittany

      The recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal, Richard Louv identified a phenomenon we all knew existed but couldn't quite articulate: nature-deficit disorder. Place-based education author based in San Diego, CA.

    • Karen Maston

      No child left inside! The recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal, Richard Louv identified a phenomenon we all knew existed but couldn't quite articulate: nature-deficit disorder.

    • Lisa Trefry

      Transforming our Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities: On Display: Summer Reads

    • Green Elysium

      GSGreatEscaper: Great Escape Book Club 2015 Selection Last Child in the Woods

    • Danielle Lynn

      Book List | The Rhythm Way

    • Shandy B

      On my book to read list

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