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

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    • Publication Information:
      American Library Association, 2017.
    • Publication Date:
      2017
    • Abstract:
      The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. By Florence Williams. Feb. 2017. 288p. illus. Norton, 526.95 (9780393242713). 113. Science journalist Williams' (Breasts, 2012) research leads [...]
    • ISSN:
      0006-7385
    • Rights:
      Copyright 2017 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.
      COPYRIGHT 2017 American Library Association
    • Accession Number:
      edsbro.A479077875
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CARR, D. The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. Booklist, [s. l.], n. 9–10, p. 18, 2017. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbro&AN=edsbro.A479077875. Acesso em: 6 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Carr D. The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. Booklist. 2017;(9-10):18. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbro&AN=edsbro.A479077875. Accessed December 6, 2019.
    • APA:
      Carr, D. (2017). The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. Booklist, (9–10), 18. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbro&AN=edsbro.A479077875
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Carr, Dane. 2017. “The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative.” Booklist. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbro&AN=edsbro.A479077875.
    • Harvard:
      Carr, D. (2017) ‘The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative’, Booklist, p. 18. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbro&AN=edsbro.A479077875 (Accessed: 6 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Carr, D 2017, ‘The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative’, Booklist, no. 9–10, p. 18, viewed 6 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Carr, Dane. “The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative.” Booklist, no. 9–10, 2017, p. 18. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbro&AN=edsbro.A479077875.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Carr, Dane. “The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative.” Booklist, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbro&AN=edsbro.A479077875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Carr D. The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. Booklist [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2019 Dec 6];(9–10):18. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbro&AN=edsbro.A479077875

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 January #1

Science journalist Williams' (Breasts, 2012) research leads to a scientist who hopes to ­design—you guessed it—an app so smartphones can measure the aesthetic and restorative powers of physical settings and users can crowdsource their findings. Various scientists hook Williams up to gear that either tries to measure her contentment or tries to imitate nature. She usually emerges with motion sickness, or her vital signs don't react as predicted. Williams visits Japan and South Korea, whose national programs in "forest bathing," or experiencing nature, aim to slash health-care costs, mainly by reducing stress. In Finland, which is also seeking to reduce the cost of health care, she meets researchers who claim that humans need a minimum of five hours of exposure to nature a month. In Scotland, she observes nature therapy for petty criminals and former drug addicts. Williams often states that real nature works better than fake nature, but the only large-scale slowdown in the speeding spread of techno-mediated life is when a blizzard forces intimacy with the wild. This topical inquiry should be in demand. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2016 October #3

Outside magazine contributor Williams (Breasts) writes frequently about the environment; in this extensively researched book, her travels take her to Japan, Korea, Singapore, Scotland, and elsewhere in search of hard evidence that exposure to nature causes positive changes in the brain. Her curiosity was piqued when she and her family moved from Boulder, Colo., to Washington, D.C.; soon, she found herself yearning for the mountains, and feeling disoriented and depressed. The idea that the open air enhances creativity and outlook isn't new; Williams traces it as far back as Aristotle. What are new, however, are current and ongoing studies by scientists (many of whom readers will encounter in these pages), who are using forests and natural landscapes as laboratories to learn more about how nature affects human health. Williams brings some intriguing observations to light; in the forests of South Korea, for instance, she learns that time among the cypress trees reduces stress and lowers blood pressure. Within the U.S., she finds programs using nature to help kids with ADHD and veterans with PTSD. She also reveals how city planners can successfully bring nature into the urban environment. This powerful environmental call to arms proposes that for optimal well-being, regular doses of nature are not only recommended but required. Agent: Molly Friedrich, Friedrich Agency. (Feb.) Copyright 2016 Publisher Weekly.