The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

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W. W. Norton & Company, Feb 7, 2017 - Science - 304 pages

"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.



The Biophilia Effect
How Many Neuroscientists Does It Take to Find a Stinking Milkvetch?
The Smell of Survival
Box of Rain
You May Squat Down and Feel a Plant
Garden of Hedon
Wilderness Creativity and the Power of
Water on the Brain
Please Pass the Hacksaw
Nature for the Rest of

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A contributing editor at Outside magazine, Florence Williams is the author of Breasts, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and The Nature Fix. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic, and many other outlets. She lives in Washington, DC.

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