Nov 7, 2019
In 2005, acclaimed nature journalist and author Richard Louv coined the expression, "Nature Deficit Disorder," in his best-selling book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. The book sparked an international movement and greater awareness about the growing lack of human connection to the natural world. He discusses NDD and his new book, Our Wild Calling: How connecting with animals can transform our lives-- and save theirs released this week by Algonquin.
According to the book jacket, Our Wild Calling makes the case for protecting, promoting, and creating a sustainable and shared habitat for all creatures. Louv suggests that strengthening the bonds we share with animals can help serve as an antidote to the growing epidemic of human loneliness.
Louv is the cofounder and chair emeritus of the Children & Nature Network.