12 Feb '12, 3pm

Study: Depictions of Nature in Children’s Books Down By Half Since 1960

Study: Depictions of Nature in Children’s Books Down By Half Since 1960

But a new study published in the journal Sociological Inquiry is showing that children are becoming increasingly isolated from nature, which is evident from its depiction in children's books. An analysis of the 296 Caldecott Medal Award Winners from 1938-2008, found that overtime depictions of nature show up half as much as depictions of manmade environments. This listing of esteemed children's classics show that before 1960 depictions of the natural world and depictions of the manmade world were about equal.

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