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Return to nature : the new science of how natural landscapes restore us / Emma Loewe.

Loewe, Emma, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library 155.91 LOE (Text) 33500013592738 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063061279
  • ISBN: 0063061279
  • Physical Description: 278 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : HarperOne, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-273).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Parks & gardens -- Oceans & coasts -- Mountains & highlands -- Forests & trees -- Ice & snow -- Deserts & drylands -- Rivers & streams -- Cities & built environments -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"For centuries, humankind was connected to nature. Yet we've evolved to feel safer inside on our devices, despite the fact that most of us are our most calm, creative, and captivated outdoors. In response, writer and environmentalist Emma Loewe blends new research and ancient spiritual knowledge on the healing properties of landscape to prove why we need to return to nature for the sake of our health--and the planet's." -- Back cover.
"From MindBodyGreen's Senior Sustainability Editor and the co-author of The Spirit Almanac comes a four-color guide to reconnecting with the outdoors, with new research on how nature heals us as well as tools for becoming stewards of the earth that nurtures us"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 March #1
    *Starred Review* With all of us spending more and more time indoors and in front of screens, the benefits of nature can be overlooked. As sustainability editor for a health website, mindbodygreen, Loewe is convinced that the climate crisis and current mental health crisis stem from the same cause—separation from nature. She considers eight landscapes, writing about the sense of community in parks, the sense of surrender by the oceans, and the awe of a mountain view. From Loewe's perspective, forests teach patience, snow embodies silence, deserts spark reinvention, rivers give flow, and cities teach reciprocity. For each habitat, she describes its appeal, offers a "practice" (beginning with five-to-10-minute activities), lists suggestions for journaling, and provides an action plan for inner growth and ways to help preserve nature. For readers not physically close to natural settings, Loewe suggests burning incense, studying pictures and films, or even just opening the window to look outside. The common threads in these explorations is a heightening of the senses and a willingness to accept nature's gifts. The lovely illustrations add to the book's thoughtful message, which is so relevant in this time of virtual meetings and six-feet separations. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Nature > Psychological aspects.
Landscapes > Psychological aspects.
Human ecology.
human ecology.
Human ecology.
Landscapes > Psychological aspects.
Nature > Psychological aspects.
Human ecology.
Genre: Self-help publications.

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