The Nature Principle

The Nature Principle

Human Restoration and the End of Nature-deficit Disorder

eBook - 2011
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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.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781616200756
1616200758
Branch Call Number: Downloadable eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 317 p.)

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lesgld
Apr 24, 2012

Louv is making a living out of writing about "living green" or some such. He really has little of substance to add to what he's written before, but seems to pompously add more hot air than substance. His devotion to matters spiritual has grown and thus undermines his effort to render a scientific cast to his "wisdom".

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eastvanbookfan
Jul 07, 2011

Enjoyed this book. Uses published research and common sense to explain concepts. I get more frustrated with what we (especially ME) are doing to the planet all the time.

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