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Web of Life: Weaving the Values That Sustain Us

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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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Sue Tincher
Jul 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
Apr 09, 2012 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book. It has a very nice feel good value to it. I was expecting more of a challenge such as that given in Last Child in the Woods.
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Richard is most famous for his "Last Child in the Woods" book, which is a favorite of mine and which I try and reread every 6 months or so. But this title is not as well known and I'm curious.
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Perfect book to start the new year with. Thank you Mary!! Lots of wisdom, humor and sentiment. I hope to share this with many friends!
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Richard Louv (born 1949) is a journalist and author of books about the connections between family, nature and community. His 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.
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