Title: Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Author: Richard Louv
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication Date: 2005
Much has been written about “kids these days” who don’t know that hamburgers come from cows or who’d rather play Nintendo than play outside. And we all sympathize with the plight of “poor urban kids” who have never seen trees or stars. But in his book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv provides a much more comprehensive—and heartbreaking—analysis of the relationship between American children and nature.