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Resilience: Connecting with Nature in a Time of Crisis
Connecting with Nature in a Time of Crisis

Nature immersion during stressful times can bring comfort and joy as well as opportunities for personal growth, expanded vision, and transformation. Learn from the Japanese art of "forest bathing:" how to tune into the beauty and wonder around you with all your senses, even if your current sphere is a tree outside the window or a wild backyard.

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The Nature Fix
The Nature Fix

Florence Williams sets out to uncover the science behind nature's positive effects on the brain. Through examining research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and ultimately strengthen our relationships.

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Last Child in the Woods
Last Child in the Woods

Child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today's wired generation - he calls it nature-deficit - to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression. He brings together research that shows that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults.

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Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness
Forest Bathing

This is the definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happiness.

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Biophilia
Biophilia

Wilson argues that our natural affinity for life - biophilia - is the very essence of our humanity and binds us to all other living species.

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Nature Principle
The Nature Principle

Richard Louv shows us how tapping into the restorative powers of the natural world can boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds.

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Therapeutic Landscapes
Therapeutic Landscapes

This comprehensive and authoritative guide offers an evidence-based overview of healing gardens and therapeutic landscapes from planning to post-occupancy evaluation. It provides general guidelines for designers and other stakeholders in a variety of projects, as well as patient-specific guidelines.

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Shinrin Yoku: The Japanese Art of Forest Bathing
Shinrin Yoku

Author Yoshifumi Miyazaki explains the science behind forest bathing and explores the many health benefits, including reduced stress, lower blood pressure, improved mood, and increased focus and energy. This useful guide also teaches you how to bring the benefits of the forest into the home.

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Nature Rx: Improving College-Student Mental Health
Nature Rx

College Nature Rx programs encourage students to spend time in nature and to develop greater appreciation for the natural world. The authors present a step-by-step formula for how such programs can be constructed, sustained, and evaluated, and profile four progressive Nature Rx programs at American Colleges.

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The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Forest Bathing: Using Shinrin-Yoku to Hike, Bike, Paddle, and Climb Your Way to Health and Happiness
Forest Bathing

The first and only guide to shinrin-yoku for the outdoor adventurer! With techniques tailored for hiking, mountain biking, paddling, climbing, trail-running, and cross-country skiing, this is the definitive guide to applying the healthy and rejuvenating practice of forest bathing to your favorite activities.

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Nature and Public Health
Nature and Public Health

Much literature on environmental health has described threats from the environment. The Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health: The Role of Nature in Improving the Health of a Population focuses on the role of nature for our health and well-being by demonstrating how we can gain multiple health benefits from nature, and how much we risk losing by destroying our surrounding natural environment.

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