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The Resource Blue mind : the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better at what you do, Wallace J. Nichols ; foreword by Céline Cousteau

Blue mind : the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better at what you do, Wallace J. Nichols ; foreword by Céline Cousteau

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Blue mind : the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better at what you do
Title
Blue mind
Title remainder
the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better at what you do
Statement of responsibility
Wallace J. Nichols ; foreword by Céline Cousteau
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Discusses the importance of humans' connection to water and how people are drawn to being in, on, or around oceans, rivers, and lakes and points to recent findings in neuroscience that indicate that proximity to water can improve mood, performance, health, and success
  • There's something about water that attracts and fascinates us. No wonder: it's the most omnipresent substance on Earth and, along with air, the primary ingredient for supporting life. From afar, our planet looks like a blue marble; we ourselves are three-quarters H2O. We know instinctively that being near water makes us healthier and happier, reduces stress, and brings us peace. But why? And what might the answer tell us about how we should be living our lives? Now, we can finally answer these questions--and those answers are life-changing. As Wallace Nichols reveals here, we are at the forefront of a wave of neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and medical research that illuminates the physiological and brain processes that underlie our transformative connection to water. Drawing on this breakthrough science, and on compelling personal stories from athletes, scientists, veterans, and artists, Nichols shows how proximity to water can: improve performance in a wide range of fields; increase calm and diminish anxiety much better than medication; amplify creativity--artistic and otherwise; increase generosity and compassion; increase professional success; improve our overall health and well-being; and reinforce our connection to the natural world--and one another.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
155.91
Index
index present
LC call number
BF353
LC item number
.N53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Blue mind : the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better at what you do, Wallace J. Nichols ; foreword by Céline Cousteau
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why do we love water so much? -- Water and the brain : neuroscience and blue mind -- The water premium -- The senses, the body, and "big blue" -- Blue mind at work and play -- Red mind, gray mind, blue mind : the health benefits of water -- Blue unified : connection and water -- Only connect -- A million blue marbles
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780316252089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn860755417
  • (OCoLC)860755417
Label
Blue mind : the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better at what you do, Wallace J. Nichols ; foreword by Céline Cousteau
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why do we love water so much? -- Water and the brain : neuroscience and blue mind -- The water premium -- The senses, the body, and "big blue" -- Blue mind at work and play -- Red mind, gray mind, blue mind : the health benefits of water -- Blue unified : connection and water -- Only connect -- A million blue marbles
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780316252089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn860755417
  • (OCoLC)860755417

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