Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-deficit Disorder

English books


By Richard Louv

This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in paperback.

Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original.

Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves...These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression.

Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.

About the Author

Richard Louv, winner of the 2008 Audobon Medal, is chairman of the Children and Nature Network ( and honorary co-chair of the National Forum on Children and Nature. He is the author of seven other books and has written for newspapers and magazines including the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
Pages: 416
Size: 13 x 3.5 x 19.5 cm
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1848870833
Publication date: June 1, 2010

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