The Nature Principle

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The Nature Principle presents a compelling case that a conscious reconnection to nature can make us whole again and that the future will belong to nature-smart individuals, families, businesses, and communities. Supported by evidence from emerging empirical and theoretical research and eye-opening anecdotes, Louv shows that when we tap into the restorative powers of the natural world we can boost mental acuity and creativity, heal illness, increase immunity, broaden our compassion, and strengthen human bonds. As...
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Overview


The Nature Principle presents a compelling case that a conscious reconnection to nature can make us whole again and that the future will belong to nature-smart individuals, families, businesses, and communities. Supported by evidence from emerging empirical and theoretical research and eye-opening anecdotes, Louv shows that when we tap into the restorative powers of the natural world we can boost mental acuity and creativity, heal illness, increase immunity, broaden our compassion, and 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. The twenty-first century will be the century of human restoration in the natural world.”
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Editorial Reviews

The Bookwatch
“Rick Adamson’s narration is smooth and vivid and lends life to this account of how humans can re-connect with the power of nature to strengthen their bonds and abilities.”
The Bookwatch
Booklist

“May be just what our high-tech, urban culture needs to bring us down to earth.”
Publishers Weekly
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“Rick Adamson’s narration is smooth and vivid and lends life to this account of how humans can re-connect with the power of nature to strengthen their bonds and abilities.”
The Bookwatch

“Inspiring call to better our lives by celebrating and protecting the living world. . . . Forward-looking teens will be inspired by this upbeat and broadly informative book about how to benefit from and sustain nature.”
Booklist [HC starred review]

Publishers Weekly
In this sanguine, wide-ranging study of how humans can thrive through the "renaturing of everyday life," Louv takes nature deficit disorder, introduced in his seminal Last Child in the Woods, a step further, to argue that adults need nature, too. "A reconnection to the natural world is fundamental to human health," he writes, asking, "What would our lives be like if our days and nights were as immersed in nature as they are in electronics?" Louv's "Nature Principle" consists of seven precepts, including balancing technology excess with time in nature; a mind/body/nature connection, which Louv calls "vitamin N," that enhances physical and mental health; expanding our sense of community to include all living things; and purposefully developing a spiritual, psychological, physical attachment to a region and its natural history. The book presents examples of these precepts, from studies of how exposure to a common soil bacteria increases production of serotonin in the brain to designing shopping malls inspired by termite mounds. Although lightweight for longtime nature lovers, the book may be just what our high-tech, urban culture needs to bring us down to earth. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611742879
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged; 10.25 hours
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 5.88 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author


RICK ADAMSON's voiceover credits include industrials and commercials for radio, television, and audiobook recordings, including The Secret and Younger Next Year.

Richard Louv, recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal, is the author of seven books, including Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle. The chairman of the Children & Nature Network (www.cnaturenet.org), he is also honorary cochair of the National Forum on Children and Nature. He has written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and other newspapers and magazines. He has appeared on The Early Show, Good Morning America, Today, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, NPR’s Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Talk of the Nation, and many other programs. For more information, visit www.lastchildinthewoods.com.
 

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