The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age
Now in paper and with new material, including an interview with Richard Louv about the promise of the New Nature Movement
“Louv’s vital, inclusive, and inspiring call to better our lives by celebrating and protecting the living world marks the way to profound personal and cultural transformation.”—Booklist (starred review)
“The Nature Principle manages to both teach and delight. Think of it as a refreshing hike for the mind and soul.”—Oprah.com
Imagine a world where we’re as immersed in nature as we are in technology, where we come to all of our senses, where we feel more alive.
For many of us, thinking about the future conjures up images of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: a post-apocalyptic dystopia stripped of nature. Richard Louv, author of the landmark bestseller Last Child in the Woods, urges us to change our vision of the future, suggesting that if we reconceive environmentalism and sustainability, they will evolve into a larger movement that will touch every part of society.
This New Nature Movement taps into the restorative powers of the natural world to boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds. Supported by groundbreaking research, anecdotal evidence, and compelling personal stories, Louv offers renewed optimism while challenging us to rethink the way we live.
About the contributor(s):
Richard Louv is a journalist and the author of seven books about the connections between family, nature, and community. His most recent book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, has been translated into nine languages and published in thirteen countries. Louv is the chairman and cofounder of the Children and Nature Network (www.childrenandnature.org) and was awarded the Audubon Medal, presented by the National Audubon Society, in 2008. Find him online at www.richardlouv.com.
330 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Algonquin Books, paper