Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Nature Deficit Disorder

Just got a copy of the Book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder and started reading it today. It is reinforcing a lot of ideas I knew to be true, having grown up in forested seclusion, and helping me realize a whole skill set of which I was only vaguely conscious until recently. Will toss up a review upon completion (which at my current speed of reading might be one or two months unfortunately). In the meantime, here's what the web has to say:


creative-type dad said...

Great billboard-

I would add a smiling parent over the kid doing a "thumbs up"...or maybe watching TV.

jo said...

that book looks gorgeous, could you post up the publishers details, I would love to get some copies for our bookshop and also one for me, can you post up a quote! (in the comments would be fine thanks) ;-)

sky said...

Jo - Thanks for your interest! What kind of bookshop do you have?

Last Child in The Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

by Richard Louv
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill



jo said...

you can see the beginnings of the Katipo Co-operative bookshop here
cheers! we are doing our next order with in the next month, hopefully we can include this one, my sister also recommended it to me. Its a sad truth that there is so little in many childrens lifes that is living and real the food is processed and fake, they don't know the feel of rain and wind. We had a bonfire last week and realised how rare it for us all to enjoy and experience outdoor fire nowdays. Will try to do this more often!
There are laws in NZ to stop people having open fires, its funny how the powers that be make these laws, which are really just ways to oppress, whilst their industry continues to burn fossil fuels, and pollute the rivers.

aka_Meritt said...

Was just discussing this book topic with the conservation guys at my daughters field trip on Friday! So true.

The billboard? LOVE IT! I saved a copy to my computer to use in the future.