Richard Louv, recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal, is the author of seven books, including Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle. He is the chairman of the Children & Nature Network (www.cnaturenet.org), and honorary co-chair of the National Forum on Children and Nature. He has written for the New York Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Washington Post, and other newspapers and magazines. www.lastchildinthewoods.com.
Richard Louv's Vitamin N should find its place in the list of essential vitamins! If we stress a connection to the natural environment... we can lessen the lifelong effects of a stressful childhood, including depression, obesity [and] behavior problems. * Mary Brown, MD, past board member of the American Academy of Pediatrics * [The Last Child in the Woods] is an absolute must-read for parents. * Boston Globe * Louv proclaims the many advantages of reconnecting with nature, both for children and adults, in an insightful and practical guide chock full of inspirational advice... This important new book provides the tools to reclaim the wonders and health benefits of nature. * Publishers Weekly * Vitamin N [is] a cheerfully pragmatic, can-do manual on parenting... We must create a nature-filled world, starting now-in our families, neighborhoods, and communities. * Outside Magazine * One of the 3 best reasons to go outdoors * Daily Mail *