The Resource The nature principle : human restoration and the end of nature-deficit disorder, Richard Louv

The nature principle : human restoration and the end of nature-deficit disorder, Richard Louv

Label
The nature principle : human restoration and the end of nature-deficit disorder
Title
The nature principle
Title remainder
human restoration and the end of nature-deficit disorder
Statement of responsibility
Richard Louv
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book the author argues that a strong connection to nature is essential for human health. Supported by research, anecdotal evidence, and personal stories, the author 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. He outlines seven precepts he calls the "Nature Principle", which include balancing technology excess with time in nature; a mind/body/nature connection, which he calls "vitamin N," that enhances physical and mental health; expanding our sense of community to include all living things; and purposefully developing a spiritual, psychological, physical attachment to a region and its natural history. The book presents examples of these precepts, from studies of how exposure to a common soil bacteria increases production of serotonin in the brain to designing shopping malls inspired by termite mounds
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
128
Index
index present
LC call number
BF353.5.N37
LC item number
L69 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The nature principle : human restoration and the end of nature-deficit disorder, Richard Louv
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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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
Control code
ocn694831351
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xii, 317 p.
Isbn
9781565125810
Lccn
2011003626
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.b27068055
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  • (OCoLC)694831351
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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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