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Main Title Last child in the woods : saving our children from nature-deficit disorder /
Author Louv, Richard.
Publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 62282750
ISBN 1565125223 9781565125223
Subjects Nature--Psychological aspects ; Children and the environment
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EKBM  BF353.5.N37L68 2006 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/25/2008
Edition Rev., 1st pbk. ed.
Collation 334 p. ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-323) and index.
Contents Notes
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. 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.