Web of Life: Weaving the Values That Sustain Us (Essays From the Author of Last Child in the Woods and Our Wild Calling) Paperback – 17 September 1998
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- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1573241407
- ISBN-13 : 978-1573241403
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About the Author
Richard Louv is the author of nine books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with life in a Virtual Age. His most recent book is Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life. His books have been translated into 20 languages and helped launch an international movement to connect children and their families to nature.
He is the recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal. Past recipients include Rachel Carson, E.O. Wilson and Jimmy Carter. Among other awards, Louv received the 2007 Cox Award, Clemson University’s highest honor for “sustained achievement in public service.” Louv is also co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network (www.childrenandnature.org), an organization helping build the movement to connect today’s children and future generations to the natural world. Louv coined the term Nature-Deficit Disorder® which has become the defining phrase of this important issue. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Times of London, Orion, Outsideand other newspapers and magazines, and was a columnist for The San Diego Union-Tribuneand Parents magazine.
He has served as an adviser to the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World award program, and is a member of the Citistates Group, the editorial board of the journal, Ecopsychology. He is a member of the board of directors of ecoAmerica, a nonprofit focused on climate change. He appears often on national radio and television programs, including the Today Show, CBS Morning, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, and NPR’s Fresh Air. He travels frequently to address national and international gatherings. In 2010, he delivered the plenary keynote at the national conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and in 2012 was keynote speaker at the first White House Summit on Environmental Education.
Married to Kathy Frederick Louv, he is the father of two young men, Jason and Matthew. He would rather hike than write.
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It is definitely a keeper in any family's library ~~ but if you have read the book, "Last Child in the Woods" ~~ you will find the same themes and same stories touched upon in this book as well. That is why I gave it a four stars because it is tedious reading to read the same thing over and over again. Yes, this book is the original since it was published in 1996 but when you have two books by the same author telling you pretty much the same thing, it makes you wonder if he needs more fresh stories to share or if he is running out of ideas. It'll be interesting to see what his next book will touch upon.
Just because re-reading the same thing is tedious for me, it doesn't have to be for other readers. If you like essays and essays about family, nature, communication and so forth, you will like this little book. It is lyrical and thoughtful. It is inspiring. It will make you look at life a little bit differently and perhaps, instead of having imaginary conversations with your spouse in your head, you will talk to him/her and rediscover the reasons why you fell in love with him/her in the first place. This book is just not about stories, it is about people reconnecting to humanity again in spite of the highly technogical age we live in today. It is about people reconnecting to nature and family and friends ~~ the little things that make our lives go round.
It is definitely a gem of a book.