Children and Nature: psychological, sociocultural, and evolutionary investigations

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By Peter H. Kahn Jr. and Stephen R. Kellert, 2002

This book draws on research from numerous fields to examine the evolutionary significanc e of nature during childhood; the formation of children’s conceptions, values and sympathies toward the natural world; how contact with nature affects children’s physical and mental development; and the educational and political consequences of the weakened childhood experience of nature in modern society.