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A child advocacy expert links the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as rises in obesity, ADD, and depression. He gives advice on how to save our children from what he calls nature deficit disorder.
- Richard Louv author of seven books about family, nature, and community, and a columnist for the "San Diego Union-Tribune."
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