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Author: Florence Williams Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781681683980
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An intrepid investigation into nature’s restorative benefits by a prize-winning author

For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams sets out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain.

From forest trails in Korea to islands in Finland to groves of eucalyptus in California, Williams investigates the science at the confluence of environment, mood, health, and creativity. Delving into completely new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and ultimately strengthen our relationships.

As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas—and the answers they yield—are more urgent than ever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] lively exploration of what modern research has to say about the myriad health benefits of the great outdoors.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Fascinating…She’s got the pop-sci presentation down pat—breezy enough to draw in the lay reader, thorough enough to satisfy the expert.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Williams’s findings are eminently reassuring and perversely specific.”

    Atlantic

  • “A thoughtful, refreshing book with a simple but powerful message: ‘Go outside, often, sometimes in wild places. Bring friends or not. Breathe.’”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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About the Author

Florence Williams is a visiting scholar at the University of Colorado’s Journalism School, a contributing editor at Outside magazine, and a freelance writer for the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, Mother Jones, and numerous other publications.

About the Narrator

Emily Woo Zeller is an artist, actor, dancer, choreographer, and voice artist who has won Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2018. She began her voice-over career by voicing animation in Asia. AudioFile magazine named her one of the Best Voices of 2013 for her work in Gulp. Other awards include the 2009 Tristen Award for Best Actress as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and the 2006 Roselyn E. Schneider Prize for Creative Achievement.