Last Child in the Woods

Last Child in the Woods
Author: Richard Louv
Publsiher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-07-04
ISBN: 1848877498
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Child in the Woods Book Excerpt:

This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. 'A cri de coeur for our children' Guardian Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.

Summary of Richard Louv s Last Child In The Woods

Summary of Richard Louv s Last Child In The Woods
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 45
Release: 2022-03-09T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669352269
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Richard Louv s Last Child In The Woods Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Nature, in all its forms, offers children a separate peace. It offers them healing, creativity, and a place distant from the adult world. It offers them freedom, fantasy, and privacy. #2 We often see ourselves as separate from nature, but humans are also part of that wildness. We are born into it, and we spend hours exploring the woods and farmland at the suburban edge. #3 I used to climb trees as a kid. The woods were my Ritalin, and they calmed me and focused me. They excited my senses and filled me with wonder. #4 The issue of nature deficit disorder is becoming more and more prevalent among my generation. While many still enjoy playing in nature, many others do not, and instead see it as unproductive and off-limits.

Call of the Reed Warbler

Call of the Reed Warbler
Author: Charles Massy
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN: 1603588132
Category: Food supply
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call of the Reed Warbler Book Excerpt:

In Call of the Reed Warbler, Charles Massy explores regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health. It is the story of how a grassroots revolution--a true underground insurgency--can save the planet, help reduce and reverse climate change, and build healthy people and healthy communities, pivoting significantly on our relationship with growing and consuming food. Using his personal experience as a touchstone--from an unknowing, chemical-using farmer with dead soils to a radical ecologist farmer carefully regenerating a 2000-hectare property to a state of natural health--Massy tells the real story behind industrial agriculture and the global profit-obsessed corporations driving it. With evocative stories, he shows how other innovative and courageous farmers are finding a new way. At stake is not only a revolution in human health and in our communities, but the very survival of the planet. For farmers, backyard gardeners, food buyers, health workers, policy makers, and public leaders alike, Call of the Reed Warbler offers a tangible path forward and a powerful and moving paean of hope. It's not too late to regenerate the earth. Call of the Reed Warbler shows the way forward for the future of our food supply, our planet, and our health.

Nature and the Environment in Amish Life

Nature and the Environment in Amish Life
Author: David L. McConnell,Marilyn D. Loveless
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN: 142142617X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature and the Environment in Amish Life Book Excerpt:

The first comprehensive study of Amish understandings of the natural world, this compelling book complicates the image of the Amish and provides a more realistic understanding of the Amish relationship with the environment.

Field Exercises

Field Exercises
Author: Stephanie Westlund
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-06-01
ISBN: 1550925563
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Field Exercises Book Excerpt:

How connecting with nature is helping veterans reintegrate into civilian life and recover from PTSD. There are nearly twenty-five million veterans and active-duty soldiers in North America. Some experts estimate that more than one quarter of these men and women suffer from post-traumatic distress, and many other military persons experience difficulty reintegrating into civilian life. While conventionally prescribed treatments primarily involve medication and therapy, many people are discovering additional ways to manage their injuries and reduce their suffering. Field Exercises: How Veterans Are Healing Themselves through Farming and Outdoor Activities shares the compelling stories of men and women who are finding relief from stressful and traumatic military experiences, while also establishing community networks and other peer support initiatives. Stephanie Westlund examines: The deep and far-reaching connections between nature and human health The tremendous impact of stress and trauma on survivors' lives Resources and groups providing opportunities in the emerging field of “Green Care”. Field Exercises offers hope for veterans searching for methods to ease the transition to civilian life and recover from military stress and trauma. This book will appeal to millions of North American soldiers, veterans, and their loved ones, doctors, psychiatrists, social workers and other caregivers, other groups struggling with high rates of stress and post-traumatic experience, and all those interested in the relationship between nature and human health. Stephanie Westlund holds a PhD in peace and conflict studies. She has been conducting research with veterans since 2009, and continues to be inspired by their courage and personal resolve to move through pain toward recovery, and their unrelenting desire to serve their communities.

Nature and the Human Soul

Nature and the Human Soul
Author: Bill Plotkin
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-10-04
ISBN: 1577313542
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature and the Human Soul Book Excerpt:

Addressing the pervasive longing for meaning and fulfillment in this time of crisis, Nature and the Human Soul introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when soul and wild nature guide us. Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin presents a model for a human life span rooted in the cycles and qualities of the natural world, a blueprint for individual development that ultimately yields a strategy for cultural transformation. If it is true, as Plotkin and others observe, that we live in a culture dominated by adolescent habits and desires, then the enduring societal changes we so desperately need won’t happen until we individually and collectively evolve into an engaged, authentic adulthood. With evocative language and personal stories, including those of elders Thomas Berry and Joanna Macy, this book defines eight stages of human life — Innocent, Explorer, Thespian, Wanderer, Soul Apprentice, Artisan, Master, and Sage — and describes the challenges and benefits of each. Plotkin offers a way of progressing from our current egocentric, aggressively competitive, consumer society to an ecocentric, soul-based one that is sustainable, cooperative, and compassionate. At once a primer on human development and a manifesto for change, Nature and the Human Soul fashions a template for a more mature, fulfilling, and purposeful life — and a better world.

Finding Our Niche

Finding Our Niche
Author: Philip A. Loring
Publsiher: Fernwood Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-11T00:00:00Z
ISBN: 1773632884
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Our Niche Book Excerpt:

Imagine a world where humanity was not destined to cause harm to the natural world, where win-win scenarios—people and nature thriving together—are possible. No doubt contemporary western society is steeped in the legacy of white supremacy and colonialism, and as a result, many people have come to believe that humanity is fundamentally flawed, that the story of our species is destined to be nasty, brutish, and short. But what if this narrative could be dismantled? In Finding Our Niche, Philip A. Loring does just that. He explores the tragedies of Western society and offers examples and analyses that can guide us in reconciling our damaging settler-colonial histories and tremendous environmental missteps in favor of a more sustainable and just vision for the future. Drawing from numerous cases around the world, from cattle ranchers on the Burren in Ireland, to clam gardeners in British Columbia and protectors of an accidental wetland in northwest Mexico, Loring brings the reader through a difficult journey of reconciliation, a journey that leads to a more optimistic understanding of human nature and the prospects for our future, where people and nature thrive together. Interwoven are Loring’s personal struggles to reconcile his identity as a white settler living and working on stolen Indigenous lands. In a moment when our world is hanging in the balance, Finding Our Niche is a hopeful exploration of humanity’s place in the natural world, one that focuses on how we can heal and reconcile our unique human ecologies to achieve more sustainable and just societies.

You Your Child and School

You  Your Child and School
Author: Ken Robinson,Lou Aronica
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN: 0141988630
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Your Child and School Book Excerpt:

International bestselling authors of The Element As a parent, what should you look for in your children's education? How can you tell if their school is right for them, and what can you do if it isn't? In this important new book, Sir Ken Robinson, one of the world's most influential voices in education, offers clear principles and practical advice on how to support your child through the education system, or outside it. Dispelling myths, tackling controversies and weighing up the main choices, You, Your Child, and School is a key book for parents to learn about the kind of education their children really need and what they can do to make sure they get it.

Huck Finn s America

Huck Finn s America
Author: Andrew Levy
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-01-26
ISBN: 1439186979
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Huck Finn s America Book Excerpt:

"A groundbreaking and controversial re-examination of our most beloved classic, Huckleberry Finn, proving that for more than 100 years we have misunderstood Twain's message on race and childhood--and the uncomfortable truths it still holds for modern America"--Provided by publisher.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education
Author: Donna Couchenour,J. Kent Chrisman
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1600
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN: 1483340341
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education Book Excerpt:

The general public often views early childhood education as either simply “babysitting” or as preparation for later learning. Of course, both viewpoints are simplistic. Deep understanding of child development, best educational practices based on development, emergent curriculum, cultural competence and applications of family systems are necessary for high-quality early education. Highly effective early childhood education is rare in that it requires collaboration and transitions among a variety of systems for children from birth through eight years of age. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education presents in three comprehensive volumes advanced research, accurate practical applications of research, historical foundations and key facts from the field of contemporary early childhood education. Through approximately 425 entries, this work includes all areas of child development – physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, aesthetic – as well as comprehensive review of best educational practices with young children, effective preparation for early childhood professionals and policy making practices, and addresses such questions as: · How is the field of early childhood education defined? · What are the roots of this field of study? · How is the history of early childhood education similar to yet different from the study of public education? · What are the major influences on understandings of best practices in early childhood education?

The Mediated World

The Mediated World
Author: David T. Z. Mindich
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2019-08-16
ISBN: 1538117614
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mediated World Book Excerpt:

The Mediated World is written for students to engage in how we communicate with one another, how we understand our world, and how media shapes us. Using stories of our media and culture, this book offers historical context, integrates new media advances into each chapter, and takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of communication.

Treating the Traumatized Child

Treating the Traumatized Child
Author: Scott P. Sells,Ellen Souder, MA, LPCC-S
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2017-12-15
ISBN: 0826171885
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treating the Traumatized Child Book Excerpt:

"This book builds upon my early work and the work and others by offering a comprehensive guide to practitioners interested in facing and helping to heal trauma and manage the drama systemically with a special focus on children and adolescents. The FST Model is a contribution to the fields of trauma, family sciences, and human development practice." --Charles R. Figley, PhD; Kurzweg Chair in Disaster Mental Health at Tulane University in New Orleans This is the first book that addresses trauma treatment for child and adolescents using a Family Systems Trauma (FST) model which goes beyond individual therapy to include the child and their entire family. Co-written by a renowned family therapist who created the Parenting with Love and Limits® model, it delivers a research-based , step-by-step approach that incorporates the child’s immediate family along with their extended family to treat the traumatized child or adolescent. Using a "stress chart," the child or adolescent's trauma symptoms are quickly identified. This strategy guides therapists in accurately diagnosing root causes of the child's trauma and culminates in the creation of co-created "wound playbooks" to heal trauma in both the child as well as other family members. Additional helpful features include extensive case examples, a menu of trauma techniques, wound playbook examples, evaluation forms, client handouts, and other practical tools to provide the therapist with a complete guide to implementing this approach. Child and family therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, and psychologists working in a variety of settings will find this book a valuable resource. Key Features: Provides a step-by-step, practice focused, time-limited model Uses a family systems approach for addressing child and adolescent trauma--the only book of its kind Includes useful tools such as checklists, client handouts, and evaluation forms

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Conservation Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Conservation Psychology
Author: Susan D. Clayton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2012-10-18
ISBN: 0199733023
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Conservation Psychology Book Excerpt:

This handbook brings together contributions from experts in environmental and/or conservation psychology to review the current state of research. In addition to summarizing current knowledge, it provides an understanding of the relationship between environmental and conservation psychology, and of the directions in which these interdependent areas of study are heading.

The Wild Duck Chase

The Wild Duck Chase
Author: Martin J. Smith
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-09-18
ISBN: 0802779549
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wild Duck Chase Book Excerpt:

THE WILD DUCK CHASE is the basis for “The Million Dollar Duck,” a documentary feature film, directed by Brian Golden Davis and written by Martin J. Smith, premiering at The Slamdance Film Festival in January 2016. The book takes readers into the peculiar world of competitive duck painting as it played out during the 2010 Federal Duck Stamp Contest-the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government. Since 1934, the duck stamp, which is bought annually by hunters to certify their hunting license, has generated more than $750 million, and 98 cents of each collected dollar has been used to help purchase or lease 5.3 million acres of waterfowl habitat in the United States. As Martin J. Smith chronicles in his revealing narrative, within the microcosm of the duck stamp contest are intense ideological and cultural clashes between the mostly rural hunters who buy the stamps and the mostly suburban and urban birders and conservationists who decry the hunting of waterfowl. The competition also fuels dynamic tensions between competitors and judges, and among the invariably ambitious, sometimes obsessive and eccentric artists--including Minnesota's three fabled Hautman brothers, the "New York Yankees" of competitive duck painting. Martin Smith takes readers down an arcane and uniquely American rabbit hole into a wonderland of talent, ego, art, controversy, scandal, big money, and migratory waterfowl.

Think like a Tree

Think like a Tree
Author: Sarah Spencer
Publsiher: Swarkestone Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2019-04-29
ISBN: 1916014410
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Think like a Tree Book Excerpt:

“Natural principles as a manual for the modern world” Nature holds the secret to your happiness, health and wellbeing. Now at last, you can unlock it. We associate trees and woodlands with harmony, health and vitality. And yet, so often, we struggle to experience these qualities in our everyday lives. What if we could harness the wisdom of the forest for ourselves? Think like a Tree, the first guide of its kind, reveals the underlying principles of nature’s secrets of success one by one, and demonstrates ways you can apply them to your own life, in this practical personal development guide. These natural principles evolved over billions of years—they’re the rules and patterns that all living things have in common for: - finding purpose - growth and success - solving problems - building resilience - creating ideal conditions to thrive - developing positive relationships - leaving a lasting legacy Drawing on woodland examples from around the globe, Think like a Tree shares the amazing abilities of trees, their, evolutionary success stories and their abilities to heal. Real-world case studies demonstrate how the Think like a Tree principles are being applied right now by people around the world. Exercises for each of the principles allow readers to put into practice the wisdom shared by the living world in this unique and practical personal development book. . This book guides you to discover your own personal route to happiness, health, success and fulfilment—whatever your circumstances. The natural principles, harnessed from observations in nature, can be used for: . - wellbeing - physical health - psychological health and happiness - overcoming a life-challenge - motivation - coping with stress, anxiety and depression - transforming your life - relationship problems - work life balance - planning for the future, and more! In addition, the book shares secrets from environmental philosophy, environmental psychology, biomimicry, permaculture, green living and sustainable business, to make this a comprehensive guide for living the life that you want to lead, whilst considering your impact on the planet. Throughout the book author Sarah Spencer shares her inspirational real-life story of health recovery - how she used the natural principles to overcome significant illness, including chronic fatigue, allergies, auto-immune disease and migraine, and find her purpose and achieve happiness. She now spends her time inspiring others to use trees and nature to design the life they want to lead via books, workshops and online courses. Author Sarah Spencer is passionate about trees. She lives on a smallholding in the National Forest in Derbyshire in the centre of the UK with her family, and loves growing vegetables, fruit and flowers. She manages a woodland that she designed and planted. Whilst designing landscapes, gardens and woodlands, Sarah came to realise that the same principles that make forests successful and enduring can be applied to our own lives. Sarah has used these tools and principles in a wide range of applications in her own life. For more details of Think like a Tree courses and workshops see www.thinklikeatree.co.uk and on Facebook and Instagram

The Child in Society

The Child in Society
Author: Hazel R Wright
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-11-17
ISBN: 1473911664
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Child in Society Book Excerpt:

The child has a very special place in society, and society defines and shapes childhood. Understanding childhood is essential to early years students and this book offers a great introduction. Taking a thematic approach, chapters cover: Historical and Cultural Perspectives Policy and Economic Perspectives Psychological and Biological Perspectives Contemporary Views. Each chapter prompts you to reflect on core issues and interrogate your practice and attitudes towards children in your care. This fantastic foundation will help you to begin to understand the relationship between the child and society. Visit https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/the-child-in-society/book240119#resources for free access to a selection of SAGE Journal Articles related to key topics in the book.

Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments

Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments
Author: Pia Christensen,Sophie Hadfield-Hill,John Horton,Peter Kraftl
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN: 1317610873
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments Book Excerpt:

Urban living has dramatically changed over the past generation, refashioning children’s relationships with the towns and cities in which they live, and the modes of living within them. Focusing on the global shift in urban planning towards sustainable urbanism - from master planned ‘sustainable communities’, to the green retrofitting of existing urban environments - Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments offers a critical analysis of the challenges, tensions and opportunities for children and young people living in these environments. Drawing upon original data, Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments demonstrates how the needs, interests and participation of children and young people often remain inferior to the design, planning and local politics of new urban communities. Considering children from their crucial role as residents engaging and contributing to the vitalities of their community, to their role as consumers using and understanding sustainable design features, the book critically discusses the prospects of future inclusion of children and young people as a social group in sustainable urbanism. Truly interdisciplinary, Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments forms an original theoretical and empirical contribution to the understanding of the everyday lives of children and young people and will appeal to academics and students in the fields of education, childhood studies, sociology, anthropology, human geography and urban studies, as well as policy-makers, architects, urban planners and other professionals working on sustainable urban designs.

Children in the Anthropocene

Children in the Anthropocene
Author: Karen Malone
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-11-05
ISBN: 1137430915
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children in the Anthropocene Book Excerpt:

This book elaborates the need, in a rapidly urbanizing world, for recognition of the ecological communities we inhabit in cities and for the development of an ethics for all entities (human and non-human) in this context. Children and their entangled relations with the human and more-than-human world are located centrally to the research on cities in Bolivia and Kazakhstan, which investigates the future challenges of the Anthropocene. The author explores these relations by employing techniques of intra-action, diffraction and onto-ethnography in order to reveal the complexities of children’s lives. These tools are supported by a theoretical framing that draws on posthumanist and new materialist literature. Through rich and complex stories of space-time-mattering in cities, this work connects children’s voices with a host of others to address the question of what it means to be a child in the Anthropocene.

Children in Mind

Children in Mind
Author: Jenny Perkel
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2022-04
ISBN: 1776147480
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children in Mind Book Excerpt:

A psychologist’s guide for parents, care-givers and health care practitioners to the emotional challenges facing children and their parents today Current research shows that certain childhood mental disorders are diagnosed more frequently today than in previous generations. Many of today’s children and teenagers are more unhappy, anxious and distressed than young people used to be. In this highly informative book, child psychologist Jenny Perkel explores in depth why this might be so, highlighting what modern-day South African children and adolescents are experiencing and the environment in which they are being raised. Children in Mind presents a broad range of up-to-date findings from psychological, neurobiological, genetic, psychiatric, sociological and epidemiological research related to the diagnosis and treatment of children’s mental health problems. Theoretically informed but not theoretically dense, the book cites both local and international studies to increase awareness and understanding of children’s mental health. Perkel discusses a broad spectrum of issues faced by today’s children and adolescents: the Covid-19 pandemic, the influence of electronic media, diverse family structures, stress and trauma, and difficult socio-economic circumstances. While offering no easy answers or formulaic solutions to the problems of troubled children, she shows how to think about children’s mental well-being in today’s South Africa. Children in Mind is an invaluable resource for all those who work with troubled children and adolescents: psychologists, social workers, counsellors, educators and parents. The author’s informed and compassionate approach will help equip professionals and parents to help young people navigate complex issues and make adjustments in their behavior in order to live more balanced and happier lives.

How to Grow a Playspace

How to Grow a Playspace
Author: Katherine Masiulanis,Elizabeth Cummins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 1317442210
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Grow a Playspace Book Excerpt:

How to Grow a Playspace takes you through a global perspective of the different stages of child development and the environments that engage children in play around the world. From the urbanity of Mumbai; to rainbow nets in Japan; nature play in Denmark; recycling waste in Peru; community building in Uganda; play streets in London; and gardens of peace in Palestine, it proves that no matter where play occurs, it is ubiquitous in its resourcefulness, imagination and effect. Written by international leaders in the field of play including academics, designers and playworkers, How to Grow A Playspace discusses contemporary issues around children and play, such as risk benefit in play, creativity and technology, insights into children’s thinking, social inclusion and what makes a city child-friendly. With its own ‘Potting Shed’, this text is also a practical guide to support playspace projects with advice on teams, budgets, community engagement, maintenance and standards. How to Grow a Playspace is a comprehensive ‘go-to’ guide for anyone interested or involved in children’s play and playspaces.