In his landmark work Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv brought together state-of-the-art studies that pointed to direct exposure to nature as essential for a kid’s healthy physical and emotional development. Now this new edition updates the growing body of evidence linking the lack of nature in children’s lives and the upward push in obesity, attention disorders, and depression. Louv’s message has galvanized an international back-to-nature campaign to “Leave No Child Inside.” His book will change the way you take into accounts our future and the way forward for our children.
“[The] national movement to ‘leave no child inside’ . . . has been the focal point 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 every day. . . . The increased activism has been partly inspired by a best-selling book, Last Child in the Woods, and its Writer, 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 will have to-read for parents.” —The Boston Globe
A Field Guide with 100 Practical Actions We Can Take
Discussion Points for Book Groups, Classrooms, and Communities
Additional Notes by the Writer
New and Up to date Research from the U.S. and Abroad