Following up Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv has written a book for those of us who have grown up and remember what it was like to freely roam outdoors, unsupervised, until the street lamps came on. Somehow in the decades since our own childhoods we seem to have forgotten how important a connection to nature is. Using a basis of solid research, Louv shows exactly why we still need this connection. He breaks down the studies, augments them with personal experience, and describes exactly how nature can aid us physically, emotionally, psychologically, socially, and even economically. At my reading the book is already a few years old, so some of the research may already be outdated, but the message is still an important one. Now excuse me while I go for a walk in the woods.