A Natural Sense of Wonder
Connecting Kids with Nature Through the Seasons
By (author) Rick Van Noy
Normal Price: $38.27
Your Price: $34.44 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.83! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.72 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Natural Sense of Wonder by Rick Van Noy
Book DescriptionThis book answers the call to action raised by "The Last Child in the Woods".The technology boom of recent years has given kids numerous reasons to stay inside and play, while parents' increasing safety concerns make it tempting to keep children close to home. But what is being lost as fewer kids spend their free time outdoors? Deprived of meaningful contact with nature, children often fail to develop a significant relationship with the natural world, much less a sense of reverence and respect for the world outside their doors."A Natural Sense of Wonder" is one father's attempt to seek alternatives to the "flickering waves of TV and the electrifying boing of video games" and get kids outside and into nature. In the spirit of Rachel Carson's "The Sense of Wonder", Rick Van Noy journeys out of his suburban home with his children and describes the pleasures of walking in a creek, digging for salamanders, and learning to appreciate vultures. Through these and other "walks to school," the Van Noys discover what lives nearby, what nature has to teach, and why this matters.From the backyard to the hiking trail, in a tide pool and a tree house, in the wild and in town, these narrative essays explore the terrain of childhood threatened by the lure of computers and television, by fear and the loss of play habitat, showing how kids thrive in their special places. In chronicling one parent's determination (and at times frustration) to get his kids outside, "A Natural Sense of Wonder" suggests ways kids both young and old can experience the wonder found only in the natural world.
Buy Natural Sense of Wonder book by Rick Van Noy from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780820331034
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Natural Sense of Wonder book by Rick Van Noy and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Rick Van Noy
Rick Van Noy is an associate professor of English at Radford University in Virginia. He is also the author of "Surveying the Interior."
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.