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Web of Life: Weaving the Values That Sustain Us
by Richard Louv
With great warmth and wisdom, The Web of Life sends a passionate call for rebuilding community and family life. Award-winning journalist Richard Louv explores the fragile network that connects people and the strands that make it up: nature, childhood, adulthood, spirit, purpose, and community. Richard Louv makes a compelling case that our future depends on rebuilding this ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Conari Press
(first published May 1st 1996)
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This book is a wonderful depiction of the interconnectedness of family, friends, community, humanity, and nature. Richard Louv is a columnist for The San Diego Union-Tribune, and it appeared to me that this book is a collection of his columns. Despite the limitations inherent in that set-up--that is, each chapter being a very short, stand-alone essay--the book gelled. It is full of heart-warming tales and real-world struggles that make it easy to relate to. I also loved his book, The Last Child ...more
Richard Louv (born 1949) is a journalist and author of seven books about the connections between family, nature and community. His most recent book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin), translated into 9 languages and published in 13 countries, has stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature.More about Richard Louv...