The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age

The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age By Richard Louv, The Nature Principle Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age 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
  • Title: The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age
  • Author: Richard Louv
  • ISBN: 9781616201418
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age By Richard Louv, 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 wiFor 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 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.
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    1. Richard Louv

      Richard Louv born 1949 is a journalist and author of books about the connections between family, nature and community His book, Last Child in the Woods Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder Algonquin , translated into 9 languages and published in 13 countries, has stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature.

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    1. There are two kinds of journalists reporters and storytellers Richard Louv falls into the first category This book is a pragmatic exploration of how we can interact better with nature in the 21st century something many of us are craving to find time for There is no shortage of information here, Louv starts with an examination of all the positive health physical and mental benefits that may arise from increasing our exposure to nature, and then moves into all the practical ways we can interact be [...]


    2. I was completely prepared to love this book But I didn t find what I was looking for I wanted and expected to find out a little about the science behind the idea that spending time in nature has brain benefits I also wanted to know what exactly it is that scientists think is having the positive impact Is it visual Auditory Is it the smell of outdoors What if you are in a suburban environment, where there is a combination of nature and manmade structures is it half as effective Do people who prog [...]


    3. Like many, I came to this book having read and loved Last Child in the Woods This book was good, too, going farther than Last Child by pointing out how a connection with the nature around us makes all of us child AND adult happier, healthier, peaceful, productive While Louv makes a lot out of a few studies at times, and waxes kind of mystical and hippy happy at times, still the book is a good read I especially enjoyed the many profiles of and interviews with people who are helping those around [...]


    4. A good read, but it did not blow my mind like Last Child in the Woods That said, Louv s research is unparalleled, and he has again given me heavy stuff to chew on both personally and in the way I raise my children.Great quote that sums up my view on the book Sooner or later, a school of higher education perhaps a school that teaches teachers is going to realize the potential and create an entire program devoted to connecting people to nature Enter this program, learn about the benefits of human [...]


    5. Uplifting persuasive piece about the desirability of putting yourself in contact with nature He goes beyond the sentimental testimonial anecdote though there are quite a few just the other day, I was taking a walk in the woods when I saw the most wonderful heron can t get that on Facebook passages to describe families banding together through nature outings, therapists prescribing outdoor time, workers being happier and productive when they have windows in their offices overlooking woods, etc e [...]


    6. The urgency I felt reading this book almost took my breath away It was pivotal in my decision to move to a small island with my two daughters It s not an understatement to say this book is life changing Richard Louv balances science nicely with narrative for an enjoyable read.


    7. I have always had a good connection with the outdoors My father was an avid hunter and fisherman, and took me out with him whenever he had the chance when I was growing up I never did catch the bug for hunting, but I still fish to this day It helped growing up in a semi rural setting in an era when children could pretty much roam free through the neighborhoods and surrounding countryside Nowadays, though, there is a real concern that children and adults are suffering from a condition known as na [...]


    8. Excellent reminder of how important nature is and how to be healthy we need to maintain a connection with the natural world In some ways Louv may be too optimistic and he may take what little scientific evidence there is for the effects of nature on human health, including mental health, but he does make good points along these lines that are often neglected Whether or not further research shows a stronger connection between immersion in nature and health, I have no doubt that some regular expos [...]


    9. Richard Louv begins his book with a promise to detail and support his theory of nature deficit disorder Unfortunately, Louv s book is slathered with anecdotal evidence and holds only a smattering of scientific findings most of which are sketchy at best Louv seems to have missed one of the most important facts of scientific research in his formulation of a theory correlation is not causation I was horrified by the huge conclusions Louv drew from a variety of stories and experiences he collected f [...]


    10. The Nature Principle states that a reconnection to the natural world is fundamental to human health, well being, spirit, and survival Richard Louv is able to show how true this principle really is Through a combination of psychology research and anecdotal evidence, this book shows how even a limited connection to nature helps us to re ignite our bodies, our health, our imaginations, and our communities.People are paying a high price for losing contact with nature And, by the term nature , the bo [...]


    11. Note I received this book as a Goodread s giveaway.In my day to day life, I experience nature I am fortunate to live in a small western town surrounded by mountains and high desert The Nature Principle reinterated the quality of life I have He talks about how the you have technology in your life the you need nature He talks about the health benefits of nature, nature that is as near as our yards, creating nature to enjoy, and about the future of our collective nature I found it to be a well th [...]


    12. I just won this book in in first reads giveaway and I am excited to read it for sure As an art therapist, I am always interesting in finding alternative approaches to finding therapeutic and creative ways to soothe the soul People in society today spend entirely too much time wasting away in cubicle style jobs, forgetting how to find solace in the beauty of nature around us The ideas that seem to be presented in this book are excellent, and as soon as I read it, I will be sure to post a thorough [...]


    13. I wanted to love this book and I definitely agree with its core concepts The style of writing felt disjointed Random segments of descriptive prose then juxtaposed with emerging trends or research It was a difficult read and I probably would read another one of Richard Louv s books I do however subscribe to his web newsletter as a way of supporting his movement and staying on top of new initiatives.


    14. Richard Louv brings compelling anecdotes and evidence to back up his proposal that mankind is beginning to rely too much on technology in our daily lives This increased reliance is proving detrimental to our collective productivity, creativity, and focus Nature deficiency disorder is becoming pandemic throughout the world, and is one problem we should all strive to overcome through increased immersion into nature, and the rediscovery of our natural selves.


    15. In The Nature Principle, Richard Louv s underlying belief is that connecting with the natural world is fundamental to human health, well being, spirit and survival.To support this bold claim, he uncovers what is an extremely persuasive body of evidence theoretical, anecdotal and empirical that nature really does have a significant power to restore, heal and energize If you weren t already aware of the healing power of nature, you will be even after reading just the first few chapters of this boo [...]


    16. Not sure how to classify this book It seemed to be everything under the sun discussion about Nature and life It covers a lot but seemed overly repetitive Louv seems to spend much of the book trying to convince you that Nature is great but it seems if you are going to make it through this long book that is a given The overall theme is Nature is important but it covers so much application of people in Nature and applying nature to everyday life that I m not sure who I would recommend the book for [...]


    17. I don t read a ton of non fiction so I don t have a lot to compare this to for ratings I enjoyed reading this and learned a lot about how humans and nature interact and can benefit each other I think I would have enjoyed this a little if it was focused and didn t jump around as much to delve into certain theories and studies I think it was a great choice for our first book club discussion at work and gave me some ideas about how to incorporate nature into my life .


    18. Less a book discussing the ideas of Nature Deficit Disorder which he obviously feels he established in a previous book , but a blow by blow discussion of studies and activities groups trying to restore nature to the world I agreed with many of the ideas, but wish he was a little critical of the concepts.Basically the message was Nature makes everything better over and over again.


    19. A well thought out book that is a starting point for adults looking to get reacquainted with nature It doesn t have certain concrete solutions all figured out, it just points the way Well done, but some concrete ideas on how to get into a career in the new nature field would be most appreciated.


    20. As a therapist I was inspired by Louv s ideas for getting people to spend time outside outside I agree with him that it is not only good for our mental health, but essential for our mental health, to spend time in nature.


    21. Fantastic information about nature and its important that simply needs to be condensed into a shorter version with fewer mediocre anecdotes I agree with everything in this book but it s not exactly compelling to read.


    22. Modern men and women, attached as we are to our technology, have forgotten that we need to move, to get outside, that is the real world unplug, boot it down, get off line, get outdoors, breathe again, become real in a real world.



    23. This book read like a blog it kept very strongly to the core theme, and ended up being very repetitive I actually put the book down for multiple years because it was such a struggle to get through Every section, though seemingly focusing on a different aspect of nature s restorative properties, really boiled down to the same thing we need nature in our lives If you re interested in this book, you could read the intro and conclusion and get the entire gist of the book No need to spend a year wad [...]


    24. I want to start by saying that I do agree with some of the things that Louv says Sometimes a low review might be a total rejection of the content, but this is not one of those times I believe that time spent in nature is powerful and refreshing and something that can really help us Louv s writing was adequate, but the book felt difficult to get through My number one complaint was that his science was soft Maybe not enough hard science on the topic exists Most of his evidence is anecdotal Some of [...]


    25. The most challenging part of feeling intensely passionate about something is restraining yourself from exaggerating It s obvious that the author really wants to get his point across and drive home just how important being Nature is to human health While it is highly probable that there is truth to his claims one always has to be careful in their own zealousness to not go grasping at straws blowing out of proportion nascent research that it is still being corroborated and verified That being said [...]


    26. I just won this book through First Reads can t wait to receive it Let me start out by stating that I haven t read Louv s first book, but when I saw this one listed through the Good Reads Giveaway, I jumped at the chance to win a copy We just moved, along with our three young sons, from a tract home in a planned subdivision to a 10 acre mini farm complete with goats and chickens We are in the process of building a home off the grid and this just seemed like something that would be a great compani [...]


    27. Of all the books I ve read this year nearly 60 of them , this is the one I recommend most the one that I wish everyone I know would read Louv writes about the necessity of humankind s connection to nature to restore our physical, mental, spiritual, and cultural health He puts forth compelling ideas about how to re shape our lives our homes, communities, workplaces, businesses, schools, cities and suburbs in order to bring nature back as a central focus, not only in conservation efforts but also [...]


    28. The book Last Child in the Woods, which is the predecessor and companion to this book, is a tough act to follow None the less, Louv expands and applies his concepts of Nature Deficit Disorder, bringing the adult into focus as lacking in Vitamin N N as in Nature I really want to endorse this one heartily and I find I can not In the 3rd Chapter, he mentions his father s death by suicide, and implies that it was done as a result of lack of Nature in the guy s life From here, I am set up for a journ [...]


    29. Overall, I think I would give this book 4.5 stars I m really thankful for the publisher and for giving me the opportunity to read this book.First, the good parts I agreed with everything that the author was talking about, about how nature makes us happy and gives us greater satisfaction with life, as well as making us productive, I m oversimplifying I also liked the suggestions he made about how to bring nature back to inner cities and places lower on the socioeconomic level, and how feasible [...]


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