Last Child in the Woods

Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Author: Richard Louv
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848877498
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 300
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This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. 'A cri de coeur for our children' Guardian Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.

Das Prinzip Natur

Grünes Leben im digitalen Zeitalter
Author: Richard Louv
Publisher: Beltz
ISBN: 9783407859488
Category: Self-Help
Page: 335
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Je mehr Hightech, desto mehr Natur brauchen wir! In seinem neuen Buch zeigt Richard Louv, wie wir trotz GPS, Smartphone, Technik und Internet wieder mitten in der Natur leben können. Eine Fülle von Ideen und Projekten aus aller Welt, dazu Interviews und persönliche Berichte, verbunden mit Ergebnissen aus Neurobiologie, Ökopsychologie und Städtebau – sie alle zeigen uns die Natur als Mittel der Entschleunigung, als unverzichtbaren Ruhepol im hektischen Alltag. Wenn wir es schaffen, ihre Kräfte zu nutzen, wird es uns möglich sein, gesünder, stressfreier und wieder intensiver zu leben. Und der Naturdefizitstörung, an der immer mehr Menschen leiden, ein Ende zu setzen. „Das Prinzip Natur beruht darauf, dass wir es bewerkstelligen, die Natur nicht nur zu erhalten, sondern Natur zu schaffen. Wo immer möglich, sollten wir der einheimischen Tier- und Pflanzenwelt Lebensräume bereitstellen, sei es auf den Dächern unserer Städte oder in kleinen Vorstadtgärten. Nur so wird es uns gelingen, naturverbundene Lebensgemeinschaften aufzubauen.“ Richard Louv

The Nature Principle

Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder
Author: Richard Louv
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616200758
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Page: 320
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The immediacy of Richard Louv's message in Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder galvanized an international movement to reconnect children with nature. Now, in The Nature Principle, Louv reaches even further with a powerful call to action for the rest of us. Our society, says Louv, has developed such an outsized faith in technology that we have yet to fully realize or even adequately study how human capacities are enhanced through the power of nature. Supported by groundbreaking research, anecdotal evidence, and compelling personal stories, Louv shows us how tapping into the restorative powers of the natural world can boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds. As he says in his introduction, The Nature Principle is about the power of living in nature-not with it, but in it. We are entering the most creative period in history. The twenty-first century will be the century of human restoration in the natural world. Richard Louv makes a convincing case that through a nature-balanced existence-driven by sound economic, social, and environmental solutions-the human race can and will thrive. This timely, inspiring, and important work will give readers renewed hope while challenging them to rethink the way we live.

Das letzte Kind

Thriller
Author: John Hart
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641048192
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Er sucht verzweifelt seine Schwester. Er entdeckt die grausamen Verbrechen einer ganzen Stadt. Er ist völlig auf sich allein gestellt. ER IST ERST 13. Es ist ein Jahr vergangen, seit die 12-jährige Alyssa verschwunden ist. Ihr Zwillingsbruder Johnny hat sich nie einsamer gefühlt. Sein Vater hat die Familie kurz nach dem Verschwinden der Tochter im Stich gelassen, seine Mutter flüchtet sich in eine Beziehung zu einem Mann, den Johnny verachtet. Der zuständige Detective will den Fall nicht schließen, obwohl seine eigene Familie an dieser Obsession zerbricht. Als ein zweites Mädchen verschwindet, weiß Johnny, dass er die beiden Mädchen finden muss. Dieser Junge ist ein moderner Huckleberry Finn und ein Detektiv, wie man ihn sich als Thriller-Leser nicht besser wünschen könnte. Dabei zeigt John Hart nicht nur Johnnys abgrundtiefe Einsamkeit, sondern erzählt eine enorm spannende Geschichte. Ausgezeichnet mit dem IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER als bester Thriller des Jahres!

Warum sie sterben musste

Roman
Author: Mindy Mejia
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641179424
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Sie war eine gute Schülerin. Sie war eine gute Tochter. – Sie war nicht die, für die man sie hielt ... und musste dafür mit dem Leben bezahlen: Für Sheriff Del Goodman bricht eine Welt zusammen, als er in der durch zahlreiche Messerstiche grausam zugerichteten weiblichen Leiche, die in einer verlassenen Scheune gefunden wurde, Henrietta Hoffman erkennt. Hattie, die einzige Tochter seines besten Freundes, die für Del fast wie ein eigenes Kind war. Er schwört, ihren Mörder zur Strecke zu bringen, doch je tiefer Del nachforscht, umso mehr wird alles erschüttert, was er über Hattie zu wissen meinte. Offenbar hatte die junge Frau viele Gesichter, und sie spielte ein gefährliches Spiel – mit einem viel zu hohen Einsatz ...

Leitfaden für Faule Eltern


Author: Tom Hodgkinson
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 395403042X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 318
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Kindererziehung gilt als mühselig, kompliziert und teuer. Straffe Stundenpläne, Leistungstests, teure Freizeitaktivitäten und jede Menge Kommerz bringen schon früh eine ungesunde Dosis Stress und Arbeitsethos in das Leben unserer Kinder. Zugleich haben die angestrengten Eltern paradoxerweise das Gefühl, dass sie noch mehr leisten müssten, um die Last der Elternschaft schultern und ihren Kindern etwas bieten zu können. Aber wo sind Kreativität, Spiel und Selbstvertrauen geblieben? In seinem Erziehungsratgeber der anderen Art zeigt Tom Hodgkinson neue Wege zu einer lustvollen Erziehung auf. Unabhängige Kinder und glückliche Eltern, darauf kommt es ihm an. Er fordert uns auf, den Kindern Verantwortung zu übertragen und den Dingen Ihren Lauf zu lassen, anstatt Freizeitspaß teuer einzukaufen. Hodgkinson ignoriert alle modernen Erziehungsratgeber, er lernt stattdessen aus eigenen Fehlern und befragt die großen Denker aus geistvolleren Zeiten, unter ihnen Rousseau, Locke und Lawrence. Und so ist »Leitfaden für faule Eltern« keine Bedienungsanleitung, sondern eine inspirierende Sammlung von Reflexionen über die Frage, wie wir gemeinsam mit unseren Kindern das Leben genießen können.

Die kleine Eule


Author: Jill Tomlinson
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 3473476919
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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ÜBER DIE SCHÖNHEIT DER NACHT "Es kann einfach nicht sein, dass du Angst hast vor der Dunkelheit", sagte seine Mama. "Eulen haben nie Angst vor der Dunkelheit." "Ich schon", sagt Platsch. "Eulen sind doch Nachtvögel", sagte sie. Platsch sah auf seine Zehen. "Ich will kein Nachtvogel sein", brummelte er. "Ich will ein Tagvogel sein". Dass ausgerechnet eine Eule Angst vor der Dunkelheit hat, ist wirklich sehr ungewöhnlich. Mama Schleiereule schickt deshalb ihren nachtscheuen Sohn aus dem Nest, um andere zu fragen, warum sie die Nacht lieben. Doch werden deren verlockende Geschichten über die Dunkelheit den kleinen Platsch überzeugen können? Eine liebevoll illustrierte Tiergeschichte mit wundervoller Botschaft

I Love Dirt!

52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature
Author: Jennifer Ward
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822399
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 144
View: 5650

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I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location—from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country—each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child's sense of wonder. To learn more about the author, Jennifer Ward, visit her website at jenniferwardbooks.com and to learn more about the illustrator, Susie Ghahremani, visit her website at boygirlparty.com.

Research in Early Childhood Education for Sustainability

International perspectives and provocations
Author: Julie Davis,Sue Elliott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317663608
Category: Education
Page: 354
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Sustainability is a global issue that urgently needs addressing, and for which the most serious consequences are for children and future generations. This insightful research text tackles one of the most significant contemporary issues of our times – the nexus between society and environment – and how early childhood education can contribute to sustainable living. By offering international and multidisciplinary research perspectives on Early Childhood Education for Sustainability, each chapter explores and investigates the complex topic of sustainability and its relationship to early childhood education. A particular emphasis that runs through this text is young children as empowered citizens, capable of both contributing to and creating change for sustainability. The chapter authors work from, or are aligned with, a transformative education paradigm that suggests the socio-constructivist frameworks currently underpinning Early Childhood Education require reframing in light of the social transformations necessary to address humanity’s unsustainable, unjust and unhealthy living patterns. This research text is designed to be provocative and challenging; in so doing it seeks to encourage exploration of current understandings about Early Childhood Education for Sustainability, offers new dimensions for more deeply informed practice, and proposes avenues for further research in this field.

Fresh

The Ultimate Live-Food Cookbook
Author: Sergei Boutenko,Valya Boutenko
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556438478
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
View: 7959

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Cookbooks need not—indeed, should not—involve cooking, say the authors of this authoritative, beautifully illustrated book. And they should know. Sergei and Vayla Boutenko bring fifteen years’ experience to this collection of scrumptious, sophisticated recipes and comprehensive guide to the raw life. Fresh covers the whole range of recipes, including savory dishes, desserts, fermented foods, drinks, and wild foods. Techniques common to the recipes are introduced and clearly explained, including an inventory of uncommon fruits and how to handle and prepare them, as well as an immersion into the five basic flavors and the herbs, fruits, vegetables, and grains that help chefs bring out each flavor best. The authors introduce the three stages of adaptation to this lifestyle and provide a concise review of minimal equipment requirements and ideal appliance additions for the well-stocked raw kitchen. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Sacred Balance

Rediscovering Our Place in Nature
Author: David Suzuki
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1926685490
Category: Nature
Page: 304
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In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in nature and science — from global warming to the science behind mother/baby interactions — and examines what they mean for humankind’s place in the world. The book begins by presenting the concept of people as creatures of the Earth who depend on its gifts of air, water, soil, and sun energy. The author explains how people are genetically programmed to crave the company of other species, and how people suffer enormously when they fail to live in harmony with them. Suzuki analyzes those deep spiritual needs, rooted in nature, that are a crucial component of a loving world. Drawing on his own experiences and those of others who have put their beliefs into action, The Sacred Balance is a powerful, passionate book with concrete suggestions for creating an ecologically sustainable, satisfying, and fair future by rediscovering and addressing humanity’s basic needs.

The Outdoor Classroom in Practice, Ages 3–7

A month-by-month guide to forest school provision
Author: Karen Constable
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317915410
Category: Education
Page: 138
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The outdoor environment is now an integral part of many early years settings and schools, but is it being used to its full potential? Providing extensive, challenging and ever-changing outdoor play experiences is an essential and valuable aspect of early years education. This book offers comprehensive guidance on how the outdoor environment can be used to teach and challenge all children across a range of settings drawing on forest school practice. Following a month-by-month format, each chapter provides a selection of theme-related play experiences alongside planning and evaluations of how the ideas described were carried out, and reveals the impact that they had on the children. Including detailed information on the role of the adult, the environment, planning and using children’s interests to guide their learning and development, the book features: over 100 full-colour photographs to illustrate practice diary entries that reflect how the planning was delivered, what changes were made and how aspects of learning were recorded and assessed examples of practice as well as comprehensive resource lists and safety guidelines links to indoor play and opportunities at home. Written by a leading authority on forest school practice and full of practical ideas that can be adapted to suit individual children’s needs, this book aims to inspire practitioners to make the most of the outdoor environment throughout the year.

Being Animal

Beasts and Boundaries in Nature Ethics
Author: Anna Peterson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231534264
Category: Nature
Page: 240
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For most people, animals are the most significant aspects of the nonhuman world. They symbolize nature in our imaginations, in popular media and culture, and in campaigns to preserve wilderness, yet scholars habitually treat animals and the environment as mutually exclusive objects of concern. Conducting the first examination of animals' place in popular and scholarly thinking about nature, Anna L. Peterson builds a nature ethic that conceives of nonhuman animals as active subjects who are simultaneously parts of both nature and human society. Peterson explores the tensions between humans and animals, nature and culture, animals and nature, and domesticity and wildness. She uses our intimate connections with companion animals to examine nature more broadly. Companion animals are liminal creatures straddling the boundary between human society and wilderness, revealing much about the mutually constitutive relationships binding humans and nature together. Through her paradigm-shifting reflections, Peterson disrupts the artificial boundaries between two seemingly distinct categories, underscoring their fluid and continuous character.

The Third Industrial Revolution

How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World
Author: Jeremy Rifkin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 023034058X
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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The Industrial Revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame. The price of gas and food are climbing, unemployment remains high, the housing market has tanked, consumer and government debt is soaring, and the recovery is slowing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is desperate for a sustainable economic game plan to take us into the future. Here, Jeremy Rifkin explores how Internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful "Third Industrial Revolution." He asks us to imagine hundreds of millions of people producing their own green energy in their homes, offices, and factories, and sharing it with each other in an "energy internet," just like we now create and share information online. Rifkin describes how the five-pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution will create thousands of businesses, millions of jobs, and usher in a fundamental reordering of human relationships, from hierarchical to lateral power, that will impact the way we conduct commerce, govern society, educate our children, and engage in civic life. Rifkin's vision is already gaining traction in the international community. The European Union Parliament has issued a formal declaration calling for its implementation, and other nations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, are quickly preparing their own initiatives for transitioning into the new economic paradigm. The Third Industrial Revolution is an insider's account of the next great economic era, including a look into the personalities and players — heads of state, global CEOs, social entrepreneurs, and NGOs — who are pioneering its implementation around the world.

Crossroads of the Natural World

Exploring North Carolina with Tom Earnhardt
Author: Tom Earnhardt
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 146960700X
Category: Nature
Page: 328
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In this richly illustrated love letter to the wild places and natural wonders of North Carolina, Tom Earnhardt, writer and host of UNC-TV's Exploring North Carolina and lifelong conservationist, seamlessly ties deep geological time and forgotten species from our distant past to the unparalleled biodiversity of today. With varied topography and a climate that is simultaneously subtropical, temperate, and subarctic, he shows that North Carolina is a meeting place for living things more commonly found far to the north and south. Highlighting the ways in which the state is a unique ecological crossroads, Earnhardt's research, insightful writing, and stunning photography will both teach and inspire. Crossroads of the Natural World invites readers to engage a variety of topics, including the impacts of invasive species, the importance of forested buffers along our rivers, the role of naturalists, and the challenges facing the state in a time of climate change and sea-level rise. By sharing his own journey of more than sixty years, Earnhardt entices North Carolinians of every age to explore the natural diversity of our state.

21st Century Geography


Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141297464X
Category: Science
Page: 883
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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Parenting by Developmental Design

You, Your Child, and God
Author: Vivian L. Houk
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621891372
Category: Religion
Page: 166
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In this book, Vivian Houk acknowledges that parenting is really hard work. There is no getting around that. It just is! While many books have been written about all major areas of development, she brings light to what may be the least understood and most confusing area of parenting today: the spiritual lives of their children. Parenting by Developmental Design was written for interested and engaged parents who need affirmation and want to know more about the pathway of spiritual formation for their children. For those who don't know how to begin, it offers hope and encouragement. God has given us some amazing and powerful tools, writes Houk, which are useful and effective in providing direction for those of us who suffer from the fear of failure or incompetence. We have the gift of imagination; the use of symbol, ritual, and celebration; and the tools for calming fears and healing wounds. And above all, the gift of the Holy Spirit. You are not alone or incapable. Anyone who values the stories of both the adult and child who walk with God will find this book enjoyable, engaging, and challenging.

Inherited Land

The Changing Grounds of Religion and Ecology
Author: Whitney A. Bauman,Richard R. Bohannon
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630876240
Category: Religion
Page: 278
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Religion and ecology has arrived. What was once a niche interest for a few academics concerned with environmental issues and a few environmentalists interested in religion has become an established academic field with classic texts, graduate programs, regular meetings at academic conferences, and growing interest from other academics and the mass media. Theologians, ethicists, sociologists, and other scholars are engaged in a broad dialogue about the ways religious studies can help understand and address environmental problems, including the sorts of methodological, terminological, and substantive debates that characterize any academic discourse. This book recognizes the field that has taken shape, reflects on the ways it is changing, and anticipates its development in the future. The essays offer analyses and reflections from emerging scholars of religion and ecology, each addressing her or his own specialty in light of two questions: (1) What have we inherited from the work that has come before us? and (2) What inquiries, concerns, and conversation partners should be central to the next generation of scholarship? The aim of this volume is not to lay out a single and clear path forward for the field. Rather, the authors critically reflect on the field from within, outline some of the major issues we face in the academy, and offer perspectives that will nurture continued dialogue.

Hope and Hard Times

Communities, Collaboration and Sustainability
Author: Ted Bernard
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550924428
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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Successes and speed bumps on the road to sustainable communities.