Richard Louv's newest book is THE NATURE PRINCIPLE: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age, which Booklist calls, "the way to profound personal and cultural transformation." The book asks, "What would our lives be like if our days and nights were as immersed in nature as they are today in electronics? How can each of us help create that life-enhancing world, not only in a hypothetical future, but right now for our families and for ourselves?”
Updated and expanded in 2008, Louv's LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin) has helped spawn an international movement to reconnect children and nature. He serves as chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization helping to build that movement. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Orion, The Times of London, Parents Magazine, and other newspapers and magazines. A former Visiting Professor at Clemson University, he speaks frequently to audiences in the United States and abroad. He has appeared on "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "CBS Evening News," NPR's "Talk of the Nation," and many other programs. In 2008, he was awarded the Audubon Medal by the National Audubon Society. Past recipients have included Rachel Carson, E.O. Wilson, and Jimmy Carter. He is married to Kathy Frederick Louv and the father of two sons. He would rather fish than write.
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Exploring Nature-Deficit Disorder and Benefits of Nature to Human Health