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Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
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Apr 18, 09

bookshelves: science-and-nature
Read in April, 2009

With its heart in the right place, this book needs an editor--it reads like a rambling, book-length review article. I don't dispute the message and there were nuggets of interest (how do we allow for rambunctious play that doesn't hurt habitat?). However, if I were against this or didn't believe the premise, I don't think Louv would have changed my mind. He doesn't makes a strong argument (the evidence is circumstantial and sentimental)--just a long one. You don't need to read this book to know we all need to be outside more and engaged--observing, resting or playing.
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message 1: by Beth (new) - added it

Beth i meant to read this years ago, but lent my copy to larry. let me know if you think i should read it.

Sandy I agree. It went on forever, and left me with no action plan or inspiration, even though I feel strongly about this subject.

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