People are now connecting with animals in both ancient and new ways, suggests the author of Last Child in the Woods, who explores the subject in interviews with wildlife experts, theologians, indigenous healers, and psychologists. In this "thoughtfully researched, poetically inspiring call to action" (Kirkus Reviews), Richard Louv considers how dogs can teach children ethical behavior; how animal-assisted therapy may yet transform the mental health field; and what role the human-animal relationship plays in our spiritual and mental health.
"Louv deftly brings together cutting-edge science, longstanding wisdom and recent discoveries, along with wonder and humor, while never losing sight of the magic that's possible when humans and nonhumans connect. This is a book that offers hope."—NYTBR