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Richard Louv
Born 1949 (age 71–72)
Occupation Author, Journalist
Known for Promoting Nature Deficit Disorder

Richard Louv is a nonfiction author and journalist. He is best known for his seventh book, from 2005, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, which investigates the relationship of children and the natural world in current and historical contexts. Louv created the term "nature-deficit disorder" to describe possible negative consequences to individual health and the social fabric as children move indoors and away from physical contact with the natural world – particularly unstructured, solitary experience.

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