Last Child in the Woods

Last Child in the Woods
Author: Richard Louv
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2008-04-22
ISBN 10: 9781565125865
ISBN 13: 156512586X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Child in the Woods Book Review:

The Book That Launched an International Movement “An absolute must-read for parents.” —The Boston Globe “It rivals Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.” —The Cincinnati Enquirer “I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are,” reports a fourth grader. But it’s not only computers, television, and video games that are keeping kids inside. It’s also their parents’ fears of traffic, strangers, Lyme disease, and West Nile virus; their schools’ emphasis on more and more homework; their structured schedules; and their lack of access to natural areas. Local governments, neighborhood associations, and even organizations devoted to the outdoors are placing legal and regulatory constraints on many wild spaces, sometimes making natural play a crime. As children’s connections to nature diminish and the social, psychological, and spiritual implications become apparent, new research shows that nature can offer powerful therapy for such maladies as depression, obesity, and attention deficit disorder. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade-point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that childhood experiences in nature stimulate creativity. In Last Child in the Woods, Louv talks with parents, children, teachers, scientists, religious leaders, child-development researchers, and environmentalists who recognize the threat and offer solutions. Louv 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. Now includes A Field Guide with 100 Practical Actions We Can Take Discussion Points for Book Groups, Classrooms, and Communities Additional Notes by the Author New and Updated Research from the U.S. and Abroad Richard Louv's new book, Our Wild Calling, is available now.

Last Child in the Woods

Last Child in the Woods
Author: Richard Louv
Publsiher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-07-04
ISBN 10: 1848877498
ISBN 13: 9781848877498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Child in the Woods Book Review:

This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. 'A cri de coeur for our children' Guardian Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.

Last Child in the Woods

Last Child in the Woods
Author: Richard Louv
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781565123915
ISBN 13: 1565123913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Child in the Woods Book Review:

Presents a study showing how a child's lack of connection to nature can cause obesity, distraction, and depression, and offers suggestions on how nature can be used to enhance problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

The Nature Principle

The Nature Principle
Author: Richard Louv
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-04-24
ISBN 10: 1616201509
ISBN 13: 9781616201500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nature Principle Book Review:

For many of us, thinking about the future conjures up images of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: a post-apocalyptic dystopia stripped of nature. Richard Louv, author of the landmark bestseller Last Child in the Woods, urges us to change our vision of the future, suggesting that if we reconceive environmentalism and sustainability, they will evolve into a larger movement that will touch every part of society. This New Nature Movement taps into the restorative powers of the natural world to boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds. Supported by groundbreaking research, anecdotal evidence, and compelling personal stories, Louv offers renewed optimism while challenging us to rethink the way we live.

Our Wild Calling

Our Wild Calling
Author: Richard Louv
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 1643750178
ISBN 13: 9781643750170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Wild Calling Book Review:

“A book that offers hope.” —The New York Times Book Review “Richard Louv has done it again. A remarkable book that will help everyone break away from their fixed gaze at the screens that dominate our lives and remember instead that we are animals in a world of animals.” —Bill McKibben, author of Falter Richard Louv’s landmark book, Last Child in the Woods, inspired an international movement to connect children and nature. Now Louv redefines the future of human-animal coexistence. Our Wild Calling explores these powerful and mysterious bonds and how they can transform our mental, physical, and spiritual lives, serve as an antidote to the growing epidemic of human loneliness, and help us tap into the empathy required to preserve life on Earth. Louv interviews researchers, theologians, wildlife experts, indigenous healers, psychologists, and others to show how people are communicating with animals in ancient and new ways; how dogs can teach children ethical behavior; how animal-assisted therapy may yet transform the mental health field; and what role the human-animal relationship plays in our spiritual health. He reports on wildlife relocation and on how the growing populations of wild species in urban areas are blurring the lines between domestic and wild animals. Our Wild Calling makes the case for protecting, promoting, and creating a sustainable and shared habitat for all creatures—not out of fear, but out of love. Transformative and inspiring, this book points us toward what we all long for in the age of technology: real connection.

Vitamin N

Vitamin N
Author: Richard Louv
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 161620561X
ISBN 13: 9781616205614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vitamin N Book Review:

From the author of the New York Times bestseller that defined nature-deficit disorder and launched the international children-and-nature movement, Vitamin N (for “nature”) is a complete prescription for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world right now, with 500 activities for children and adults Dozens of inspiring and thought-provoking essays Scores of informational websites Down-to-earth advice In his landmark work Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv was the first to bring widespread attention to the alienation of children from the natural world, coining the term nature-deficit disorder and outlining the benefits of a strong nature connection--from boosting mental acuity and creativity to reducing obesity and depression, from promoting health and wellness to simply having fun. That book “rivaled Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring” (the Cincinnati Enquirer), was “an absolute must-read for parents” (the Boston Globe), and “an inch-thick caution against raising the fully automated child” (the New York Times). His follow-up book, The Nature Principle, addressed the needs of adults and outlined a “new nature movement and its potential to improve the lives of all people no matter where they live” (McClatchy Newspapers).Vitamin N is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive, and practical guidebook for the whole family and the wider community, including tips not only for parents eager to share nature with their kids but also for those seeking nature-smart schools, medical professionals, and even careers. It is a dose of pure inspiration, reminding us that looking up at the stars or taking a walk in the woods is as exhilarating as it is essential, at any age.

Mindfulness and Educating Citizens for Everyday Life

Mindfulness and Educating Citizens for Everyday Life
Author: Malgorzata Powietrzynska,Kenneth Tobin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-07-23
ISBN 10: 9463005706
ISBN 13: 9789463005708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness and Educating Citizens for Everyday Life Book Review:

Mindfulness and Educating Citizens for Everyday Life invites readers to explore the role mindfulness can play in mediating how we enact social life in today’s increasingly challenging and challenged world. The educators and researchers who have contributed to this book use mindfulness as a lens to address and untangle what is becoming a profoundly complicated way of being within the reality of global capitalism. Education is framed broadly – the research transcends the walls of classrooms and includes museums, nursing homes, hospitals, AA meetings, and homes. Hence, the chapters feature participants occupying varied social positions and spaces that may be situated in different parts of the globe. The authors address two overarching and dialectically related themes of mindfulness and wellness and collectively the chapters expand possibilities for readers to act mindfully in a world in which wellness and wellbeing are pervasive concerns as a fragile Earth adapts to a dynamic flux of human-led changes that threaten the future of lifeworlds that support humanity and myriad species that face extinction. The authors do not offer oversimplified solutions to dramatically switch direction and preserve life, as we have known it. Instead, the ideas that emerge from the research presented in this volume expand possibilities for informed conduct, self-help, and educating citizens with a goal of individuals and collectives transforming lifeworlds by embracing mindfulness-saturated ontologies.

Children & Nature

Children & Nature
Author: George K. Russell
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9780980083118
ISBN 13: 0980083117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Last Child

The Last Child
Author: John Hart
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-05-26
ISBN 10: 9781429961936
ISBN 13: 1429961937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Child Book Review:

Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Novel Heralded by the Washington Post as a "a magnificent creation, Huck Finn channeled through Lord of the Flies", John Hart's The Last Child is his most significant work to date, an intricate, powerful story of loss, hope, and courage in the face of evil. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: a warm home and loving parents; a twin sister, Alyssa, with whom he shared an irreplaceable bond. He knew nothing of loss, until the day Alyssa vanished from the side of a lonely street. Now, a year later, Johnny finds himself isolated and alone, failed by the people he'd been taught since birth to trust. No one else believes that Alyssa is still alive, but Johnny is certain that she is---confident in a way that he can never fully explain. Determined to find his sister, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown. It is a desperate, terrifying search, but Johnny is not as alone as he might think. Detective Clyde Hunt has never stopped looking for Alyssa either, and he has a soft spot for Johnny. He watches over the boy and tries to keep him safe, but when Johnny uncovers a dangerous lead and vows to follow it, Hunt has no choice but to intervene. Then a second child goes missing . . . Undeterred by Hunt's threats or his mother's pleas, Johnny enlists the help of his last friend, and together they plunge into the wild, to a forgotten place with a history of violence that goes back more than a hundred years. There, they meet a giant of a man, an escaped convict on his own tragic quest. What they learn from him will shatter every notion Johnny had about the fate of his sister; it will lead them to another far place, to a truth that will test both boys to the limit. Traveling the wilderness between innocence and hard wisdom, between hopelessness and faith, The Last Child leaves all categories behind and establishes John Hart as a writer of unique power. Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available in February 2018.

Balanced and Barefoot

Balanced and Barefoot
Author: Angela J. Hanscom
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN 10: 1626253757
ISBN 13: 9781626253759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Balanced and Barefoot Book Review:

"Angela Hanscom is a powerful voice for balance." —Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods In this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children’s cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults. Today’s kids have adopted sedentary lifestyles filled with television, video games, and computer screens. But more and more, studies show that children need “rough and tumble” outdoor play in order to develop their sensory, motor, and executive functions. Disturbingly, a lack of movement has been shown to lead to a number of health and cognitive difficulties, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), emotion regulation and sensory processing issues, and aggressiveness at school recess break. So, how can you ensure your child is fully engaging their body, mind, and all of their senses? Using the same philosophy that lies at the heart of her popular TimberNook program—that nature is the ultimate sensory experience, and that psychological and physical health improves for children when they spend time outside on a regular basis—author Angela Hanscom offers several strategies to help your child thrive, even if you live in an urban environment. Today it is rare to find children rolling down hills, climbing trees, or spinning in circles just for fun. We’ve taken away merry-go-rounds, shortened the length of swings, and done away with teeter-totters to keep children safe. Children have fewer opportunities for unstructured outdoor play than ever before, and recess times at school are shrinking due to demanding educational environments. With this book, you’ll discover little things you can do anytime, anywhere to help your kids achieve the movement they need to be happy and healthy in mind, body, and spirit.

How to Raise a Wild Child

How to Raise a Wild Child
Author: Scott D. Sampson
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0544279328
ISBN 13: 9780544279322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Raise a Wild Child Book Review:

The beloved host of PBS Kids' Dinosaur Train presents an activity-complemented guide for caregivers and teachers on how to alleviate common childhood challenges by forging strong connections between children and nature. 25,000 first printing.

Nature Play at Home

Nature Play at Home
Author: Nancy Striniste
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN 10: 1604698969
ISBN 13: 9781604698961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature Play at Home Book Review:

“A magnificent resource for transforming backyards into stimulating environments which enhance children’s creativity, learning, and fun.” —Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, The Nature Principle, and Vitamin N Access to technology has created a generation of children who are more plugged in than ever before—often with negative consequences. But there is a solution. Unrestricted outdoor play helps reduce stress, improve health, and enhance creativity, learning, and attention span. In Nature Play at Home, Nancy Striniste gives you the tools you need to make outdoor adventures possible in your own backyard. With hundreds of inspiring ideas and illustrated, step-by-step projects, this hardworking book details how to create playspaces that use natural materials—like logs, boulders, sand, water, and plants of all kinds. Projects include hillside slides, seating circles, sand pits, and more.

Let Them Eat Dirt

Let Them Eat Dirt
Author: B. Brett Finlay,Marie-Claire Arrietta
Publsiher: Greystone Books
Total Pages: 999
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 1771642556
ISBN 13: 9781771642552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Let Them Eat Dirt Book Review:

Our over-sanitized world threatens children’s health, but parents can change their environment into one where they’ll thrive. Babies and young kids are being raised in surroundings that are increasingly cleaner, more hyper hygienic, and more disinfected than ever before. As a result, the beneficial bacteria in their bodies is being altered, promoting conditions and diseases such as obesity, diabetes, asthma, allergies, and autism. As Let Them Eat Dirt shows, there is much that parents can do about this, including breastfeeding if possible, getting a dog, and avoiding antibiotics unless necessary—and yes, it is OK to let kids get a bit dirty.

Babes in the Woods

Babes in the Woods
Author: Jennifer Aist
Publsiher: The Mountaineers Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN 10: 9781594853449
ISBN 13: 1594853444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babes in the Woods Book Review:

* Addresses concern about "nature deficit disorder" in children * Offers a fresh, modern approach to hiking and camping with kids * Makes parenting a celebration of the outdoors and a sharing of traditions There's a lot of information out there about introducing school-age kids to the outdoors, but what about babies and toddlers? Author Jennifer Aist bridges that gap and shares her tried and tested advice for active new parents. Babes in the Woods introduces outdoorsy moms and dads to the joy and vigor of taking babies and toddlers into the woods at a very early age. Well-organized chapters offer functional solutions for appropriate gear, clothing, and food, nature games to play, and tips on potty breaks and sleeping outdoors-but most importantly, Aist explores all the reasons why introducing even the youngest of children to wilderness experiences is healthy, rewarding, and fun. Whether planning a short day hike, a car camping trip, a base camp adventure, or a backpacking excursion, Aist covers every season and climate, while confirming that babies are well-suited for the mountains, the water, and the adventures that lie beyond.

The Geography of Childhood

The Geography of Childhood
Author: Gary Paul Nabhan,Stephen Trimble
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780807085257
ISBN 13: 0807085251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geography of Childhood Book Review:

Why Children Need Wild Places In this unique collaboration, two naturalists ask what may happen now that so many more children are denied exposure to wildness than at any other time in human history. "This thoughtful presentation, testifying to children's need for direct contact with nature, has value for parents and those who work with children." -Publishers Weekly

Remembrance

Remembrance
Author: Rita Woods
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN 10: 1250298474
ISBN 13: 9781250298478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remembrance Book Review:

"Stunning. ... Family is at the core of Remembrance, the breathtaking debut novel by Rita Woods." -- The Boston Globe. This breakout historical debut with modern resonance is perfect for the many fans of The Underground Railroad and Orphan Train. Remembrance...It’s a rumor, a whisper passed in the fields and veiled behind sheets of laundry. A hidden stop on the underground road to freedom, a safe haven protected by more than secrecy...if you can make it there. Ohio, present day. An elderly woman who is more than she seems warns against rising racism as a young nurse grapples with her life. Haiti, 1791, on the brink of revolution. When the slave Abigail is forced from her children to take her mistress to safety, she discovers New Orleans has its own powers. 1857 New Orleans—a city of unrest: Following tragedy, house girl Margot is sold just before her promised freedom. Desperate, she escapes and chases a whisper.... Remembrance. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

I Love Dirt!

I Love Dirt!
Author: Jennifer Ward
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1590305353
ISBN 13: 9781590305355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Love Dirt! Book Review:

Provides fifty-two outdoor activities for families to help engage children in discovering and learning about nature, including observing ants, tracing stars, and cultivating a garden.

Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Author: Washington Irving
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 218
Release: 1893
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044005284948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Book Review:

Chain of Gold

Chain of Gold
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publsiher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 1481431870
ISBN 13: 9781481431873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chain of Gold Book Review:

From #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare comes the first novel in a brand-new trilogy where evil hides in plain sight and love cuts deeper than any blade. Chain of Gold is a Shadowhunters novel. Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to London in hopes of preventing the family’s ruin. Cordelia’s mother wants to marry her off, but Cordelia is determined to be a hero rather than a bride. Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians. All the while, she must hide her secret love for James, who is sworn to marry someone else. But Cordelia’s new life is blown apart when a shocking series of demon attacks devastate London. These monsters are nothing like those Shadowhunters have fought before—these demons walk in daylight, strike down the unwary with incurable poison, and seem impossible to kill. London is immediately quarantined. Trapped in the city, Cordelia and her friends discover that their own connection to a dark legacy has gifted them with incredible powers—and forced a brutal choice that will reveal the true cruel price of being a hero.

Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons
Author: Arthur Ransome
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2012-08-02
ISBN 10: 144813983X
ISBN 13: 9781448139835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swallows and Amazons Book Review:

'Swallows and Amazons for ever!' The Walker children - also known as Captain John, Mate Susan, Able-Seaman Titty, and Ship's Boy Roger - set sail on the Swallow and head for Wild Cat Island. There they camp under open skies, swim in clear water and go fishing for their dinner. But their days are disturbed by the Blackett sisters, the fierce Amazon pirates. The Swallows and Amazons decide to battle it out, and so begins a summer of unforgettable discoveries and incredible adventures. BACKSTORY: Crack the Swallow's code and learn all about the adventurous author.