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Against ‘Nature-Deficit Disorder’

By Claire Lowdon 5/3/15 at 3:42 PM

Earlier this year, 28 authors wrote to the Oxford Junior Dictionary objecting to the disappearance of nature words from its pages: catkins and kingfishers were making way for chatrooms and broadband. The authors were worried that “disconnection from nature” leads to “social ills”—a concern loudly shared by nature writer Rob Cowen.