The author of "Last Child in the Woods," Richard Louv, will receive the Audubon Medal
-- recognizing "individual achievement in the field of conservation and environmental protection" -- on Saturday, Jan. 26, from National Audubon Society. At the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary
in Tiburon, Calif., Louv will be honored for highlighting what he calls "nature-deficit disorder" -- the phenomenon created by a lack of interaction between today's youth and the natural world -- in his 2005 bestseller.
for the 5-minute NPR interview with Louv on May 25, 2005.
Have you read "Last Child in the Woods"? If so, what did you think of it? If not, are you tempted to, and why?