[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""
About the Author
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.
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