Coverart for item
The Resource The geography of childhood : why children need wild places, Gary Paul Nabhan, Stephen Trimble ; photographs by Stephen Trimble

The geography of childhood : why children need wild places, Gary Paul Nabhan, Stephen Trimble ; photographs by Stephen Trimble

Label
The geography of childhood : why children need wild places
Title
The geography of childhood
Title remainder
why children need wild places
Statement of responsibility
Gary Paul Nabhan, Stephen Trimble ; photographs by Stephen Trimble
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this unique collaboration, naturalists Gary Nabhan and Stephen Trimble investigate how children come to care deeply about the natural world. They ask searching questions about what may happen to children denied exposure to wild places - a reality for more children today than at any time in human history. The authors remember pivotal events in their own childhood that led each to a life-long relationship with the land: Nabhan's wanderings in the wasteland of steel mills and power plants of Gary, Indiana, and in the Indiana Dunes; Trimble's travels in the West with a geologist father. They tell stories of children learning about wild places and creatures in settings ranging from cities and suburbs to isolated Nevada sheep ranches to Native American communities in the Southwest and Mexico. The Geography of Childhood draws insights from fields as various as evolutionary biology, child psychology, education, and ethnography. The book urges adults to rethink our children's contact with nature. Small children have less need for large-scale wilderness than for a garden, gully, or field to create a crucial tie to the natural world. Nabhan suggests that traditional wilderness-oriented rites of passage may help cure the alienation of adolescence: "Those who as adolescents fail to pass through such rites remain in an arrested state of immaturity for the remainder of their lives." Trimble's fatherhood leads him to question how we grant different freedoms to girls and boys in their exploration of nature - and how this bias powerfully affects adult lives. Both authors return to their experiences with indigenous peoples to show how nature is taught and wilderness understood in cultures historically grounded outside of America's cities and suburbs. The Geography of Childhood makes clear how human growth remains rooted, as it always has, both in childhood and in wild landscapes. It is an essential book for all parents and teachers who wonder what our children may miss if they never experience local wildlife or wild landscapes
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nabhan, Gary Paul
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Trimble, Stephen
Series statement
The Concord library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nature
  • Children and the environment
  • Child rearing
  • Child rearing
  • Children and the environment
  • Nature
Label
The geography of childhood : why children need wild places, Gary Paul Nabhan, Stephen Trimble ; photographs by Stephen Trimble
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-184)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Robert Coles -- A child's sense of Wildness / Nabhan -- The scripture of maps, the names of trees: a child's landscape / Trimble -- Going truant: the initiation of young naturalists / Nabhan -- A land of one's own: gender and landscape / Trimble -- Children in touch, creatures in story / Nabhan -- A wilderness, with cows: working with landscape / Trimble -- Learning herps / Nabhan -- Sing me down the mountain: a father's landscape / Trimble
Control code
ocm28722577
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 184 p.
Isbn
9780807085240
Lccn
93031484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)28722577
Label
The geography of childhood : why children need wild places, Gary Paul Nabhan, Stephen Trimble ; photographs by Stephen Trimble
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-184)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Robert Coles -- A child's sense of Wildness / Nabhan -- The scripture of maps, the names of trees: a child's landscape / Trimble -- Going truant: the initiation of young naturalists / Nabhan -- A land of one's own: gender and landscape / Trimble -- Children in touch, creatures in story / Nabhan -- A wilderness, with cows: working with landscape / Trimble -- Learning herps / Nabhan -- Sing me down the mountain: a father's landscape / Trimble
Control code
ocm28722577
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 184 p.
Isbn
9780807085240
Lccn
93031484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)28722577

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
Processing Feedback ...