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Richard Louv
VISIT www.RichardLouv.com TAKE ACTION AT www.childrenandnature.orgRichard Louv is a journalist and author of eight books about the connections between family, nature and community. His newest book is The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin), which... show more

VISIT www.RichardLouv.com TAKE ACTION AT www.childrenandnature.orgRichard Louv is a journalist and author of eight books about the connections between family, nature and community. His newest book is The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin), which offers a new vision of the future, in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology. This future, available to all of us right now, offers better psychological, physical and spiritual health for people of every age. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin), translated into 10 languages and published in 15 countries, has stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature. Louv is also the founding chairman of the Children & Nature Network at www.childrenandnature.org, an organization helping build the movement to connect today's children and future generations to the natural world. Louv coined the term Nature-Deficit Disorder™ which has become the defining phrase of this important issue. In 2008, he was awarded the Audubon Medal, presented by the National Audubon Society. Prior recipients have included Rachel Carson, E. O. Wilson and President Jimmy Carter. Louv is also the recipient of the Cox Award for 2007, Clemson University's highest honor, for "sustained achievement in public service" and has been a Clemson visiting professor. Among other awards, Louv is the recipient of the 2008 San Diego Zoological Society Conservation Medal, the 2008 George B. Rabb Conservation Medal from the Chicago Zoological Society, and the 2009 International Making Cities Livable Jane Jacobs Award. He also serves as Honorary Co-chairman, with artist Robert Bateman, of Canada's national Children and Nature Alliance. Louv has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times of London, and other major publications. He has appeared on many national TV shows, including NBC's Today Show and Nightly News, CBS Evening News, ABC's Good Morning America, and NPR's Morning Edition, Fresh Air, and Talk of the Nation. Between 1984 and 2007 he was a columnist for The San Diego Union-Tribune and has been a columnist and member of the editorial advisory board for Parents magazine. Louv was an advisor to the Ford Foundation's Leadership for a Changing World award program. He serves on the board of directors of ecoAmerica and is a member of the Citistates Group. He has appeared before the Domestic Policy Council in the White House as well as at major governmental and professional conferences, nationally and internationally, most recently as keynote speaker at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference. He is married to Kathy Frederick Louv and the father of two young men, Jason, 29 and Matthew, 23. He would rather fish than write.
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Listening to the Silence
Listening to the Silence rated it 4 years ago
Following up Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv has written a book for those of us who have grown up and remember what it was like to freely roam outdoors, unsupervised, until the street lamps came on. Somehow in the decades since our own childhoods we seem to have forgotten how important a conne...
oh, carrots.
oh, carrots. rated it 6 years ago
DNF. Agreeing with an idea doesn't mean that I'll enjoy reading 300+ rambling pages about it.
Musings of a Bibliophile
Musings of a Bibliophile rated it 6 years ago
Sobering and inspiring in equal parts. A little too focused on the United States for me to totally relate (examples of canyons etc had to be translated in my mind into more familiar territory, which made it a slow read in the end) but overall this is a very necessary read.
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto rated it 8 years ago
This was a very interesting book. I strongly agree that people no longer seem to appreciate nature the way previous generations and that politics often gets in the way of perfectly good groups.I found the idea of spreading the population out more thinly to be very interesting. I had recently heard s...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 10 years ago
This is a neat little book, I wish I could find an image of the cover online...oh well. It is an anthology meant to support the Independent bookseller and has contributions from many established writers and artists, including some illustrations by Peter Sis, a poem from Jane Yolen, stories/essays by...
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