Nature soothes body and soul

Holmes, Bob
November 1992
U.S. News & World Report;11/30/92, Vol. 113 Issue 21, p67
Claims that the affinity for the natural world, what biologist E.O. Wilson calls biophilia, appears to spring from humanity's evolutionary past. Asked to rate the attractiveness of photographs depicting various kinds of landscapes, people from widely varying settings consistently preferred open, grassy environments with water and scattered trees. Instincts of landscape painters; Healing effect of nature on the human body.


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