The Nature Principle

The Nature Principle

Human Restoration and the End of Nature-deficit Disorder

Book - 2011
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Another landmark book from the author of "Last Child in the Woods". In his groundbreaking new book, Richard Louv asserts that our society has developed such an outsized faith in technology that we have yet to fully realize or even adequately study how human capacities are enhanced through the power of the natural world. "The Nature Principle" presents a compelling case that a conscious reconnection to nature can make us whole again and that the future will belong to nature-smart individuals, families, businesses, and communities.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011.
ISBN: 9781565125810
Characteristics: xii, 317 pages :,24 cm.

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4536o
Dec 04, 2017

Rich Louv is a gifted 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.

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lesgld
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".

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eastvanbookfan
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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