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Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Belknap Pr
Publication date September 30, 2010
Pages 343
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780674057487
ISBN-10 0674057481
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $19.50
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Does the world make you sick? If the distractions and distortions around you, the jarring colors and sounds, could shake up the healing chemistry of your mind, might your surroundings also have the power to heal you? This is the question Esther Sternberg explores in Healing Spaces, a look at the marvelously rich nexus of mind and body, perception and place.
Sternberg immerses us in the discoveries that have revealed a complicated working relationship between the senses, the emotions, and the immune system. First among these is the story of the researcher who, in the 1980s, found that hospital patients with a view of nature healed faster than those without. How could a pleasant view speed healing? The author pursues this question through a series of places and situations that explore the neurobiology of the senses. The book shows how a Disney theme park or a Frank Gehry concert hall, a labyrinth or a garden can trigger or reduce stress, induce anxiety, or instill peace.
If our senses can lead us to a “place of healing,” it is no surprise that our place in nature is of critical importance in Sternberg’s account. The health of the environment is closely linked to personal health. The discoveries this book describes point to possibilities for designing hospitals, communities, and neighborhoods that promote healing and health for all.

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1 edition from Belknap Pr (May 31, 2009)
9780674033368 | details & prices | 343 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.12 lbs | List price $27.95
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9780674057487 | details & prices | 343 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $19.50
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