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The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age Paperback – April 17, 2012
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repeating in an asphalt-coated world.”―Kirkus Reviews
—Los Angeles Times
—David Suzuki, author of The Sacred Balance
“Louv’s vision is not a rejection of technology or a back-to-the-land trend like the one that came out of the environmental movement 40 years ago. Instead, he wants to tap nature to boost our mental acuity, creativity and health. At its heart, the movement seeks to replace the apocalyptic vision that modern society has created….[ Louv] outlines this new nature movement, and its potential to improve the lives of all people no matter where they live, in his latest book, “The Nature Principle.’” — McClatchy Newspapers
Top Customer Reviews
Sadly, only a few sections resemble that introduction: the chapters dealing with Louv's family and personal experiences are well written and have some real force behind them. But they're only short intermissions between pages and pages of enumeration. The bulk of this book is a catalog of recent scientific experiments, most of which "hint" or "suggest" that nature is good for us in one way or another. The formula is for Louv to tell us about a scientist or institution, describe them, then describe their experiment, then meekly repeat its tentative results. Now science is supposed to be tentative, but I kept thinking (even as someone who fully believes nature is important), "That's it? That's your evidence?" The problem is, I think, the whole approach: Louv likes nature, and he's convinced that only a barrage of science will be adequate for convincing anyone else. I'm trained as a scientist, and yet I don't believe that: maybe we can just, yunno, like nature, and think it's important. Instead Louv falls into a sort of science fetish, especially around new whiz-bang apparatus like neuro-imaging (your thoughts are only valid if we can see what part of your brain "lights up" when you think them). It's all very breathless, with no end of goofy coined phrases -- like a less clever Malcolm Gladwell (who is himself not all that clever).
I don't disagree with Louv in the least.Read more ›
This book showed me that experiencing nature doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. It just needs to be regularly incorporated into our lives.
I highly recommend this book, with the one caveat that it is not light reading and is not a book to be read in one sitting. It's a book to be pondered and acted upon.
Now this book brings much hope and inspiration for me and hopefully many, many others to follow. Louv covers a broad range of related topics and ideas for us to all find our own way of deepening our connection and helping others to find theirs.
Now, I am researching for my own book, taking much inspiration from Louv's books, to go deeper into how we can connect to nature within the built environment from a biophilic design and feng shui perspective. I am grateful to Louv, the broad range of like-minded individuals he interviewed and for Algonquin Press, to see the vision of how we can move into a more hopeful future. Bravo!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful sequel to Louv's other book, "Last Child in the Woods". Very informative, references dozens of great anecdotal & empirical studies alike, and advocates an amazing... Read morePublished 3 months ago by MattyJ's
I bought this book with great expectations for a book group. I'm in the choir. My gardening has been a source of relaxation and nourishment all my life. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Susan Haumeder
Delivered on time and had no problems. The book itself brought a whole new prospective of how we have lost our relationship with nature.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you're a nature lover or a technology addict, this book is for you! Louv discusses how we are losing nature and how it is having an effect on our brains.Published 6 months ago by Anne T
This book aligns perfectly with my viewpoints. Loving nature and connecting with the people around you. Such a great read!Published 10 months ago by Lil' Delites