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The Joy of Forest Bathing

Melanie Choukas-Bradley

A simple antidote to our nature-starved lives, This book is an enticing and comprehensive introduction to forest bathing—or Shinrin-yoku, in Japan—the meditative practice of connecting with nature and disconnecting from the distractions of daily life.

The Overstory

Richard Powers

The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of―and paean to―the natural world.

Forest Bathing with Your Dog

Nadine Mazzola

This first-of-its-kind book brings together the deep connection we have with our dogs and nature. A must-have for dog owners who want to reduce stress and anxiety for their dogs and themselves.

Your Guide to Forest Bathing

M. Amos Clifford

In Your Guide to Forest Bathing you'll discover a path--along with specific activities presented by Amos Clifford, one of the world's most experienced forest bathing experts--that you can use to begin a practice of your own!

The Great Work

Thomas Berry

Berry is the leading spokesperson for the Earth, and his profound ecological insight illuminates the path we need to take in the realms of ethics, politics, economics, and education if both we and the planet are to survive.

How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness

Dr. Qing Li

This expert in forest medicine shows how forest bathing can reduce your stress levels & blood pressure, strengthen your immune & cardiovascular systems, boost your energy, creativity & concentration, & even help you lose weight & live longer.

The Outdoor Adventurer’s Guide to Forest Bathing

Bartlett Hackenmiller, Suzanne, M.D.

The only guide to Shinrin-yoku for the outdoor adventurer! With techniques tailored for hiking, mountain biking, paddling, climbing, trail-running, and cross-country skiing, this is the definitive outdoor guide to the practice.

With Nature in Mind

Andy McGeeney

This book explains how a deeper connection to nature can improve quality of life, by combining the therapeutic power of mindfulness and being out in the natural world.

The Forest Unseen

David George Haskill

Written with remarkable grace and empathy, The Forest Unseen is a grand tour of nature in all its profundity. Haskell is a perfect guide into the world that exists beneath our feet and beyond our backyards.

The Nature Principle

Richard Louv

Supported by groundbreaking research, anecdotal evidence, and compelling personal stories, Louv offers renewed optimism while challenging us to rethink the way we live.

The Hidden Life of Trees

Peter Wohlleben

Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network.

A Natural History of Senses

Diane Ackerman

Diane Ackerman’s lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth.

The Spell of the Sensuous

David Abram

Animal tracks, word magic, the speech of stones, the power of letters, and the taste of the wind all figure prominently in this intellectual tour de force that returns us to our senses and to the sensuous terrain that sustains us.

Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling

John Muir Laws

A potent combination of art, science, and boundless enthusiasm, the latest art instruction book from John Muir Laws is a how-to guide for becoming a better artist and a more attentive naturalist.

The Global Forest

Diana Beresford-Kroeger

Presented in short interconnected essays, The Global Forest draws from ancient storytelling traditions to present an unforgettable work of natural history. Beresford-Kroeger is an imaginative thinker who writes with the precision of a scientist and the lyricism of a poet.

The Nature Fix

Florence Williams

The Nature Fix demonstrates that our connection to nature is much more important to our cognition than we think and that even small amounts of exposure to the living world can improve our creativity and enhance our mood.

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