The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative


From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. Delving into brand-new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and 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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“[Williams] presents the benefits of spending time outdoors… entertainingly but with enough scientific detail to satisfy the expert.”
– New York Times Book Review

– San Francisco Chronicle

“Williams’s findings are eminently reassuring.”
– Atlantic

“[A] scientific tour de Mother Earth…The Nature Fix offers a cross-continental rumination on nature’s feel-good effects in a world that’s increasingly concrete-centric.”
– Portland Monthly

“A veteran journalist, Williams flexes her conditioned reporting muscles.… Her fast-paced book takes readers across three continents as she trails all kinds of experts, from phycologists to foresters.”
– Earth Island Journal


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November 6, 2018

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