Liam Heneghan
Professor of Environmental Science and Studies, DePaul University, Chicago

Liam Heneghan is professor of environmental science and studies at DePaul University in Chicago. His latest book is Beasts at Bedtime: Revealing the Environmental Wisdom of Children’s Literature (2018). 

Written by Liam Heneghan

A child reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle to therapy dog Avalanche. A recent study has shown than children with reading difficulties can make remarkable improvements by practising reading aloud to dogs. Photo By Craig F Walker/The Denver Post/Getty
Essay/
Architecture
Beasts at bedtime

At bookstores it’s easy to confuse the kids section for the nature section. Why are so many children’s books about animals?

Liam Heneghan

Galleons Lap by EH Shepard from The House at Pooh Corner by AA Milne. Illustrations provided by Egmont UK and reproduced with permission

Essay/
Childhood and adolescence
The ecology of Pooh

Adults may feel exiled from the intensity and sweetness of childhood places. But perhaps there are surprising ways home

Liam Heneghan

Standing for millenia: Reenadinna, an ancient yew woodland in Ireland’s Killarney National Park. Photo by Universal images/Getty
Essay/
Architecture
Out of kilter

Old ideas of balance and harmony need to be put aside if we are to save a natural world in constant flux

Liam Heneghan

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