Natural Environments and Human Health

Paperback
December 2019
9781786395290
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    4th December 2019
  • ISBN 9781786395290
  • Language English
  • Pages 248 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images figures
$56.40
Hardback
June 2014
9781845939199
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    11th June 2014
  • ISBN 9781845939199
  • Language English
  • Pages 248 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images figures
$159.40

The role natural environments play in human health and wellbeing is attracting increasing attention. There is growing medical evidence that access to the natural environment can prevent disease, aid recovery, tackle obesity and improve mental health. This book examines the history of natural environments being used for stress-reduction, enjoyment, aesthetics and catharsis, and traces the development of the connection between humans and the environment, and how they impact our personal and collective health.

Chapter 1: Overview

Chapter 2: Nature and Health

Chapter 3: The Historical Connection Between Natural Environments and Health

Chapter 4: Concepts and Theories

Chapter 5: Child Development and Nature

Chapter 6: Adaptations and Applications

Chapter 7: Outcomes and Benefits

Chapter 8: Sense of Place and the Role of Education

Chapter 9: Innovative Approaches to Integrating Natural Environments and Health

Chapter 10: Future Actions and Implications for Policy and Research

Chapter 11: Resources

Alan W.  Ewert, PhD

Alan W. Ewert, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at Indiana University. Prior to retiring from the University, he served as a Professor in the School of Public Health and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health at the University.

Denise Mitten, PhD

Denise Mitten, PhD, has a background in education, forest ecology, complementary and alternative medicine, and health and wellness. She has engaged in research about healing in natural environments, including examining the spiritual connections people have to outdoor spaces, how to use time in nature to help women with eating disorders, and how body image relates to participation in outdoor activities. Dr. Mitten is Professor and Chair of the Sustainability PhD program at Prescott College.

Jillisa Overholt, PhD

Jillisa Overholt, PhD, is an associate professor in the Outdoor Leadership Studies Department at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. Her research areas include the health benefits of time spent in natural environments, familial relationship development through adventure education programming, and the incorporation of experiential education practices in higher education.