23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Good, not brilliant,
This review is from: Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder (Paperback)
This book is a good look into what is happening to children today. It claims that a lack of contact with nature and/or a lack of free play in an unsupervised place is causing problems both for the way people view the environment (as people with little/no knowledge of it) and for people too (he suggests links with ADHD).
It is however written by an American for Amercians, and most of the content is focused on US examples, this is not inherantly a bad thing just a little annoying as someone in the UK. It also has a short preachy Christian chapter in it; which you may like, but as an atheist I thought was unnecessary.
The author is at pains to point out that Nature-Deficit Disorder isn't a recognised medical condition, but that it is a way to look at the problems and way to find potential soluntions arsing from TV/computer based play.
Perhaps 3 stars is a little harsh, as it is easy to read, and well thought through. It just seems to be resting on one person's interpretation and not factual enough. I guess if you have kids it will appeal/connect to you more than it did to me.