Last Child in the Woods
  • Author : Richard Louv
  • Release Date : 27 October 2021
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Genre : Children and the environment
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 1848870825
Ratings: 3.5
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Download or read book entitled Last Child in the Woods written by Richard Louv and published by Unknown online. This book was released on 27 October 2021 with total pages 416. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A book tho change minds and lives Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs and butterflies, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves, cooking over a campfire and telling ghost stories under the stars . . . somewhere the pleasures of a free-range childhood have been lost. And with the indoor habits of today's children come other problems – epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This urgent book, which has inspired the influential international movement Leave No Child Inside, has not only highlighted the problem and provoked debate; it also offers practical advice on how to help children to enjoy the natural world – starting in our parks and gardens, homes and schools. This is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive – a book that will change minds and lives. '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