Tuesday, June 15, 2010

About Richard Louv

Richard Louv is an American journalist credited with identifying the phenomenon and coining the now-common phrase known as “nature deficit disorder.” He has written for major American newpapers like The New York Times and Washington Post and was a columnist for the San Diego Union–Tribune from 1984 – 1987. He is the author of seven books, arguably the most famous being Last Child in the Woods.

To review recent columns and commentaries, visit Mr. Louv’s blog, Fieldnotes from the Future, a component of the Children’s Nature Network of which he is chairman and co-founder. And be sure to check out Louv’s official website for information about his books and the latest news in the Children and Nature movement.

Louv is married to Kathy Frederick Louv and is father to Jason, 28 and Matthew, 22.

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