The nature principle; human restoration and the end of nature-deficit disorder.
Louv, who introduced the term "nature-deficit disorder" in his 2005 bestseller Last Child in the Woods, continues his message of the extreme importance of a connection with nature. To this end he describes the "Nature Principle" which says that reconnecting to nature is paramount to our survival as a species. Advocating a "re-naturing" of everyday life, he proposes seven concepts: 1) Technology must be balanced by nature; the more technology you use, the more nature you need. 2) The mind/body/nature connection makes you healthier. (Vit N) 3) Having both experience in nature and knowledge of technology will make us more intelligent and productive (hybrid mind). 4) Community will come to include all living things when nature and technology are balanced. 5) Natural history will be as important as human history. 6) Biophilic design will connect people to nature, save energy and make people more productive. 7) Motivated people will conserve and also create natural habitats. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)