Richard Louv’s book, Last Child in the Woods, inspired a movement to connect children and nature. Now Louv redefines the future of human-animal coexistence, exploring these powerful and mysterious bonds and how they can transform our mental, physical, and spiritual lives, serve as an antidote to the growing epidemic of human loneliness, and help us tap into the empathy required to preserve life on Earth.
... fascinating ... In lyrical, sometimes mystical prose, [Louv] challenges our assumptions about how we relate to other species ... The importance of time spent with other species and the mutual acknowledgement and curiosity found in a shared interspecies gaze ultimately leads to an affirming sense of recognition between two beings.
Looking at scientific research from a variety of experts, this is a compelling call to reestablish ties with the animal world. Strongly recommended for anyone feeling overwhelmed or spiritually bereft in today’s society.
... an impassioned and compelling case for establishing a sustainable bond with animals by proactively seeking to protect them ... Louv offers glimpses of how animals can effectively communicate with their own species and remarkable examples of cross-species interactions ... A thoughtfully researched, poetically inspiring call to action that will resonate with a broad range of readers.