Nature and Health Bibliography
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Townsend, M., & Weerasuriya, R. (2010). Beyond Blue to Green: The benefits of contact with
nature for mental health and well-being. Beyond Blue Limited.
Journals and Articles
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2-Year Changes in Body Mass Index of Children and Youth. American Journal of
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Berman, M.G., Jonides, J., & Kaplan, S. (2008). The Cognitive Benefits of Interacting With
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H.R., MD, PhD. (2003). Distraction Therapy With Nature Sights and Sounds Reduces Pain
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Frumkin, H., & Louv, R. (2007). The Powerful Link Between Conserving Land and Preserving
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Hansen-Ketchum, P.A., & Halpenny, E.A. (2010). Engaging with nature to promote health:
Bridging research silos to examine the evidence. Oxford University Press. Vol. 26 No. 1,
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urban environments, restorative experiences and perceived health in Finland. Oxford
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Ryan, M. R., Weinstein, N., Bernstein, J., Brown, K.W., Mistretta, L., & Gagné, M. (2010).
Vitalizing effects of being outdoors and in nature. Journal of Environmental Psychology.
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St Leger. L. (2003). Health and nature – new challenges for health promotion. Oxford University
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Taylor, A. F., Kuo, F. E.,& Sullivan, W.C. (2002). VIEWS OF NATURE AND SELF-DISCIPLINE:
EVIDENCE FROM INNER CITY CHILDREN. Journal of Environmental Psychology Vol. 22,
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Environment and the Human Condition. University of Illinois Press.
Louv, R. (2005). Last Child in the Woods. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.
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