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The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by [Williams, Florence]
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The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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Williams's findings are eminently reassuring.

A thoughtful, refreshing book with a simple but powerful message.

[A] powerful environmental call to arms.

A veteran journalist, Williams flexes her conditioned reporting muscles.... Her fast-paced book takes readers across three continents as she trails all kinds of experts, from phycologists to foresters.

[Williams] presents the benefits of spending time outdoors... entertainingly but with enough scientific detail to satisfy the expert.

Florence Williams, keen observer, deft writer, creates a fascinating mosaic here. What are the costs--to us!--of humanity's increasing disconnection from nature? What are the likely benefits--to us!--of retaining that threatened connection?... Large.--David Quammen, New York Times best-selling author of The Tangled Tree

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 University

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"Highly informative and remarkably entertaining." —Elle

From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. Delving into brand-new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas—and the answers they yield—are more urgent than ever.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17376 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (7 February 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #102,184 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 starsThoughtful well researched, great information
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