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The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof on the Importance of Getting Outdoors

No Comments The New York Times‘ Nicholas Kristof is one of our favorite columnists. Each year he writes about his family’s backpacking vacation trips, reflecting on the importance of preserving our environment and experiencing nature. In all…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Summer Reads: Part 1

No Comments No Comments Summer’s winding down, but we still have plenty of time left to cram in more summer reading, right? We recently asked our authors to tell us about their favorite summer reads, whether from recent memory…

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Publication Day: The Nature Principle by Richard Louv

44 Comments 44 Comments “The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need.” Richard Louv changed how we view and interact with nature in the New York Times bestseller Last Child in the Woods, which sparked an…

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Richard Louv in the New York Times

2 Comments 2 Comments In her “Personal Health” column in Tuesday’s New York Times, Jane Brody wrote, “I urge you to read the best-selling book Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, who coined the phrase ‘nature-deficit disorder.’”…

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Last Child In The Woods

No Comments No Comments “Today I’m teachin’ you to trap rabbits.” My life, up to that point, had never necessitated that I hunt or trap my own food. No one has ever let me hold a gun or a…

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Last Child in the Woods (of Pandora)

3 Comments 3 Comments James Cameron’s new blockbuster movie “Avatar” has been hailed by critics not only for its technological breakthroughs (and high price tag), but also for its moral lessons. In a few recent interviews, James Cameron mentioned…

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