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‘Nature-Deficit Disorder’ Author Visits Arboretum

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CHANHSSEN, Minn. (AP) — The author who warned that America’s children suffer from “nature-deficit disorder” kicks off a national book tour at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen.

Richard Louv will be discussing his new book “The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder” when he appears for a signing and discussion Monday night.

Louv’s earlier best-seller, “Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder,” launched an international movement to reconnect children with nature. He says reconnection to the natural world is fundamental to human health, well-being, spirit and survival. He says the more high-tech people’s lives become, the more nature they need.

Louv will also be the keynote speaker Tuesday at a public policy conference at the Arboretum, which is part of the University of Minnesota.

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