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The nature fix : why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative / Florence Williams.

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  • ISBN: 9780393242713
  • ISBN: 0393242714
  • Physical Description: xii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-280).
Contents: Introduction : the cordial air -- Part one. Looking for nature neurons. The biophilia effect -- How many neuroscientists does it take to find a stinking milkvetch? -- Part two. Nearby nature : the first five minutes. The smell of survival -- Birdbrain -- Box of rain -- Part three. Five hours a month. You may squat down and feel a plant -- Garden of Hedon -- Rambling on -- Part four. Backcountry brain. Get over yourself : wilderness, creativity and the power of awe -- Water on the brain -- Please pass the hacksaw -- Part five. The city in a garden. Nature for the rest of us.
Summary, etc.: An investigation into the restorative benefits of nature draws on cutting-edge research and the author's explorations with international nature therapy programs to examine the relationship between nature and human cognition, mood, and creativity. --Publisher.
Subject: Nature > Psychological aspects.
Environmental psychology.
Creative ability.
Creative ability.
Nature > Psychological aspects.
Creativity.
Environmental Psychology.
Nature.
NATURE > Essays.
SCIENCE > Life Sciences > Human Anatomy & Physiology.
SCIENCE > Life Sciences > Neuroscience.
SELF-HELP > Self-Management > Stress Management.
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