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Louv, Richard
The nature principle : human restoration and the end of nature-deficit disorder / Richard Louv
Alternate Title Human restoration and the end of nature-deficit disorder
1st ed
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BF353.5.N37 L69 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Nature -- Psychological aspects
Environmental psychology
Human beings -- Effect of environment on
Human ecology
Physical Description xii, 317 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-303) and index
Contents Introduction: Nature-deficit disorder for adults -- Pt. 1: Nature neurons: intelligence, creativity, and the hybrid mind. Singing for bears ; The hybrid mind -- Pt. 2: Vitamin N: tapping the power of the natural world for our physical, emotional, and family fitness. The garden ; Fountains of life ; Re-naturing the psyche ; The deep green high ; The nature prescription -- Pt. 3: Near is the new far: knowing who you are by knowing where you are. Searching for your one true place ; The incredible experience of being where you are ; Welcome to the neighborhood ; The purposeful place ; The bonding -- Pt. 4: Creating everyday Eden: high-tech/high-nature design where we live, work, and play. The Nature Principle at home ; Stop, look up, and listen ; Nature neurons go to work ; Living in a restorative city ; Little suburb on the prairie -- Pt. 5: The high-performance human: making a living, a life, and a future. Vitamin N for the soul ; All rivers run to the future ; The right to a walk in the woods ; Where mountains once were and rivers will be
Summary Supported by groundbreaking research, anecdotal evidence, and compelling personal stories, Louv shows 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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