The Nature Principle

The Nature Principle

Human Restoration and the End of Nature-deficit Disorder

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781565125810
Branch Call Number: 128 LOU 2011 22
Characteristics: xii, 317 p


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Dec 04, 2017

Rich Louv is a writer--on a wide variety of topics, including the joys of fishing--who is way ahead of pretty much everyone else. He laid groundwork for America II in the very early 1980s as a newspaper series, outlining the radically changing shape and function of American metropolitan areas before almost anyone else apparently noticed, or at least noted. His Last Child in the Woods was an instant, best-selling classic, stimulating the creation of hundreds of programs nationwide to introduce children to the wonders of our natural world.
The Nature Principle is a companion piece of Last Child for adults. And do we need it in these stressful times! Especially if you are feeling unsettled about your life right now, this book might really help.

Apr 24, 2012

Louv is making a living out of writing about "living green" or some such. He really has little of substance to add to what he's written before, but seems to pompously add more hot air than substance. His devotion to matters spiritual has grown and thus undermines his effort to render a scientific cast to his "wisdom".

Jul 07, 2011

Enjoyed this book. Uses published research and common sense to explain concepts. I get more frustrated with what we (especially ME) are doing to the planet all the time.

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