Last Child in the Woods
Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder
by Richard Louv
This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in paperback. “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. 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. “Last Child in the Woods” is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive – a book that will change minds and lives.