- The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative eBook: Florence Williams: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Format Kindle
- 289 pages
- Florence Williams
- 05 April 2017 Florence Williams
ᖸ Download Format Kindle ዯ The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative eBook: Florence Williams: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. ᚯ Kindle Ebook Author Florence Williams 파 The Nature Fix is a beautifully written, thoroughly enjoyable exposition of a major principle of human life now supported by evidence in biology, psychology, and medicine Edward O Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard Universityan ideal holiday pickchock full of insights about the health benefits of spending time in nature It turns out that lying on the beach is good for you Rohan Silva, Best Holiday Reads 2017, The Guardian Williams leaves no stone, boulder or awe inspiring mountain unturned in seeking scientific validation of her own experience namely, that nature is good for youa rousing call to arms for our urbanised, connected society to smell the roses while we still can The Northern EchoWilliamspresents all of this with the zip of a trail runner covering a lot of ground sure footedly She s got the pop sci presentation down pat breezy enough to draw in the lay reader, thorough enough to satisfy the expert The New York Times Book ReviewAn intrepid investigation into natures restorative benefits by a prize winning author.For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath and Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams set out to uncover the science behind natures positive effects on the brain.In this informative and entertaining account, Williams investigates cutting edge research as she travels to fragrant cypress forests in Korea to meet the rangers who administer forest healing programs, to the green hills of Scotland and its ecotherapeutic approach to caring for the mentally ill, to a river trip in Idaho with Iraqi vets suffering from PTSD, to the West Virginia mountains where she discovers how being outside helps children with ADHD The Nature Fix demonstrates that our connection to nature is much important to our cognition than we think and that even small amounts of exposure to the living world can improve our creativity and enhance our mood In prose that is incisive, witty, and urgent, Williams shows how time in nature is not a luxury but is in fact essential to our humanity As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideasand the answers they yieldare urgent than ever. The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative eBook: Florence Williams: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.