The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder Louv, Richard ( 2011 ).:: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill ; 317 pages. $24.95 . ISBN 9781565125810 .

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      Colorado University, 2011.
    • Publication Date:
      2011
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      15462250
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      The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder Louv, Richard(2011).::Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill;317pages.$24.95.ISBN 9781565125810.
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      10.7721/chilyoutenvi.21.2.0434
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      Copyright 2011 Children, Youth and Environments, 2011
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      edsjsr.chilyoutenvi.21.2.0434
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      CHAWLA LOUISE. The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder Louv, Richard ( 2011 ).:: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill ; 317 pages. $24.95 . ISBN 9781565125810 . Children Youth and Environments, [s. l.], v. 21, n. 2, p. 434, 2011. DOI 10.7721/chilyoutenvi.21.2.0434. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsjsr&AN=edsjsr.chilyoutenvi.21.2.0434. Acesso em: 13 dez. 2019.
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      Chawla Louise. The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder Louv, Richard ( 2011 ).:: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill ; 317 pages. $24.95 . ISBN 9781565125810 . Children Youth and Environments. 2011;21(2):434. doi:10.7721/chilyoutenvi.21.2.0434.
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      Chawla Louise. (2011). The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder Louv, Richard ( 2011 ).:: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill ; 317 pages. $24.95 . ISBN 9781565125810 . Children Youth and Environments, 21(2), 434. https://doi.org/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.21.2.0434
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      Chawla Louise (2011) ‘The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder Louv, Richard ( 2011 ).:: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill ; 317 pages. $24.95 . ISBN 9781565125810 ’, Children Youth and Environments, 21(2), p. 434. doi: 10.7721/chilyoutenvi.21.2.0434.
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      Chawla Louise 2011, ‘The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder Louv, Richard ( 2011 ).:: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill ; 317 pages. $24.95 . ISBN 9781565125810 ’, Children Youth and Environments, vol. 21, no. 2, p. 434, viewed 13 December 2019, .
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      Chawla Louise. “The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder Louv, Richard ( 2011 ).:: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill ; 317 Pages. $24.95 . ISBN 9781565125810 .” Children Youth and Environments, vol. 21, no. 2, 2011, p. 434. EBSCOhost, doi:10.7721/chilyoutenvi.21.2.0434.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Chawla Louise. “The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder Louv, Richard ( 2011 ).:: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill ; 317 Pages. $24.95 . ISBN 9781565125810 .” Children Youth and Environments 21, no. 2 (2011): 434. doi:10.7721/chilyoutenvi.21.2.0434.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Chawla Louise. The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder Louv, Richard ( 2011 ).:: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill ; 317 pages. $24.95 . ISBN 9781565125810 . Children Youth and Environments [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2019 Dec 13];21(2):434. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsjsr&AN=edsjsr.chilyoutenvi.21.2.0434

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2011 March #1

*Starred Review* Louv struck a resounding chord in the best-selling Last Child in the Woods (2005) when he identified nature-deficit disorder, a debilitating syndrome affecting children who spent scant time playing outdoors. But what about adults? Louv distills his latest findings about our lifelong need for direct experience of nature into another essential concept, the Nature Principle, which holds that "reconnection to the natural world is fundamental to human health, well-being, spirit, and survival." A prodigious researcher and inspired interpreter and synthesizer, Louv offers a finely crafted interdisciplinary argument to support this claim, drawing on eye-opening scientific and medical studies as well as the timeless observations of poets. Louv profiles such trailblazers as public-health expert Howard Frumkin and South Central L.A. ecoactivist Juan Martinez as well as "citizen naturalists" who are strengthening our understanding of the crucial connections between human, economic, and ecosystem health. As he cogently explains why time spent in nature is quantifiably therapeutic, Louv reminds us that nature is everywhere and that the simplest of engagements with "nearby nature," such as taking a walk or admiring a tree, are immensely restorative to mind and body. Louv's vital, inclusive, and inspiriting call to better our lives by celebrating and protecting the living world marks the way to profound personal and cultural transformation. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2011 January #5

In this sanguine, wide-ranging study of how humans can thrive through the "renaturing of everyday life," Louv takes nature deficit disorder, introduced in his seminal Last Child in the Woods, a step further, to argue that adults need nature, too. "A reconnection to the natural world is fundamental to human health," he writes, asking, "What would our lives be like if our days and nights were as immersed in nature as they are in electronics?" Louv's "Nature Principle" consists of seven precepts, including balancing technology excess with time in nature; a mind/body/nature connection, which Louv calls "vitamin N," that enhances physical and mental health; expanding our sense of community to include all living things; and purposefully developing a spiritual, psychological, physical attachment to a region and its natural history. The book presents examples of these precepts, from studies of how exposure to a common soil bacteria increases production of serotonin in the brain to designing shopping malls inspired by termite mounds. Although lightweight for longtime nature lovers, the book may be just what our high-tech, urban culture needs to bring us down to earth. (May)

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