Bonding with the Natural World: The Roots of Environmental Awareness.
Combines insights from ecological research and Montessori theory and practice to portray the unfolding of childhood in natural places. Suggests that children's manipulation of the landscape results in optimal creative involvement. Maintains that the act of finding favorite places in all weather, combined with a positive role model, leads to lifelong appreciation, concern, and activism for the natural world. (Author/KB)