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Liam Heneghan
Chair of Environmental Science and Studies, DePaul University

Liam Heneghan is professor and chair of environmental science and studies at DePaul University in Chicago. His latest book, Beasts at Bedtime: Revealing the Environmental Wisdom of Children's Literature will be out from University of Chicago Press in April, 2018. Follow him on Twitter @dublinsoil. 

Written by Liam Heneghan

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

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

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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