G. L. Walker

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  • The Nature Principle

  • Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder
  • By: Richard Louv
  • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
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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 powers of the natural world we can boost mental acuity and creativity, heal illness, broaden our compassion, and strengthen human bonds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very inspiring!!

  • By GiGi on 03-22-12

So glad I picked this one!

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Reviewed: 11-26-12

What did you love best about The Nature Principle?

The Nature Principle is a treasure box of evidence that reinforces one's faith in the interconnectedness between human and nature. I wonder if it would change the convictions of a person who thinks natural areas are wasted space?

What did you like best about this story?

Louv is passionate in his mission to bring society back to nature. He is an idealist, in many ways, so his vision is optimistic. There were times when the realist in me thought, "wow, that will never happen..." with regard to his predictions. But I am eternally glad that he has written about a world where nature is our blueprint for a sustainable lifestyle that includes all the spiritual, physical, emotional and economic benefits of outdoor appreciation.

What does Rick Adamson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Adamson does a nice job with inflection to give the impression that his thoughts flow from your speakers, rather than a separate author.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?


Any additional comments?

The kind of change Louv advocates begins at home. This is not a book only for educators or natural resource managers. It is a book for families, about saving families, in order to save communities. It is a compelling case that nature makes us more fully human, more completely us. I will probably buy the print copy so that I can write all over it and underline and follow up with the many research references. This book compels me to act, and that is more than I can say for a lot of the stuff I read/hear!