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Books

Popular reading, recommended to give you an overview of biophilia theory, science of nature therapies and various nature therapy programs world-wide. Easy to read, intended for public audiences.

The Nature Fix

Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

by Florence Williams

The Biophilia Hypothesis

by Edward O. Wilson

Shinrin-yoku The Japan Way of Forest Bathing for Health and Relaxation

by Prof Yoshifumi Miyazaki

Last Child in the Woods

Saving our children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

by Richard Louv

Australian Government/Universities/

Organisations

Summary document which draws together Australian and international research

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Beyond Blue to Green:The benefits of contact with nature for mental health and well-being

by Mardie Townsend and Rona Weerasuriya, Deakin University.  A Beyond Blue - The National Depression Initiative.