Web of Life: Weaving the Values That Sustain Us by Richard Louv

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Essays that Remind Us How We are All Connected

This powerful collection of words from award-winning journalist Richard Louv examines the interconnections among people--with each chapter revealing the delicate strands of life that weave us all together.

Touching on the simple truths. It's often the little things that remind us how connected we all are to one another. Through his insightful reflections, Louv reveals the many places we can find the strands that bind us to one another, and he explores where we can find these strands in our lives--from family and friendship to community and nature. Most importantly, his words remind us of the importance of seeking out these strands in our own lives.

The great web of life. In this collection of inspirational stories, discussion, and quotations, Louv paints a picture for us of the great web of life. With warmth and wisdom, he weaves for us a tale of unity, composed of numerous stories and heartfelt life lessons. As we discover how we are all connected, we also learn how it is our responsibility to care for each other and the world around us. As Louv shares, "In our society, it is easy to lose sight of the web. To mend our hoop, our protective gauze, we must envision the whole ecology and not only the parts."

Open up this book of inspirational messages and discover:

  • Stories that will open your eyes to the web of life
  • A joyous celebration of the simple things that unite us
  • A philosophy in life that you'll want to live out!

Readers of books like Braiding Sweetgrass, Wilderness Essays, or The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are, will love Web of Life by Richard Louv.



Richard Louv is the author of nine books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with life in a Virtual Age. His most recent book is Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life. His books have been translated into 20 languages and helped launch an international movement to connect children and their families to nature.

He is the recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal. Past recipients include Rachel Carson, E.O. Wilson and Jimmy Carter. Among other awards, Louv received the 2007 Cox Award, Clemson University's highest honor for "sustained achievement in public service." Louv is also co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network (www.childrenandnature.org), an organization helping build the movement to connect today's children and future generations to the natural world. Louv coined the term Nature-Deficit Disorder(R) which has become the defining phrase of this important issue. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Times of London, Orion, Outsideand other newspapers and magazines, and was a columnist for The San Diego Union-Tribuneand Parents magazine.

He has served as an adviser to the Ford Foundation's Leadership for a Changing World award program, and is a member of the Citistates Group, the editorial board of the journal, Ecopsychology. He is a member of the board of directors of ecoAmerica, a nonprofit focused on climate change. He appears often on national radio and television programs, including the Today Show, CBS Morning, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, and NPR's Fresh Air. He travels frequently to address national and international gatherings. In 2010, he delivered the plenary keynote at the national conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and in 2012 was keynote speaker at the first White House Summit on Environmental Education.

Married to Kathy Frederick Louv, he is the father of two young men, Jason and Matthew. He would rather hike than write.

 

Conari Press/IPS

Pub Date: September 01, 1998

0.66" H x 8.29" L x 4.8" W

256 pages

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