Blue Mind: How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected and Better at What You Do by Wallace J. Nichols soon to be presented for sale on the incomparable BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Little, Brown, 2014, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Theres something about water that draws and fascinates us. No wonder: its the most omnipresent substance on Earth and, along with air, the primary ingredient for supporting life as we know it. From far, far outside, our planet appears like a blue marble; from deep inside, we ourselves are three-quarters H20.
We know instinctively that being near water makes us happier, reduces stress and brings us peace. But why? And what might the answer tell us about how we should be living our lives?
After centuries of asking those questions, we can finally answer them and the answers are life-changing. As Wallace J. Nichols reveals in Blue Mind, we are now at the forefront of a wave of neuroscience, evolutionary biology and medical research that is illuminating the physiology and brain processes that underlie our transformative connection to water. That research is uncovering remarkable truths about waters incredibly powerful and startlingly profound effects on our bodies and souls. Drawing upon this breakthrough science, as well as using compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans and gifted artists, Nichols shows precisely how proximity to water can improve creativity, health and professional success, and reinforce our connection to the natural world and each other.
Blue Mind isnt just about oceans, lakes and rivers waters tremendous benefits stretch from the sea to the swimming pool, from a barrier reef to a glass of water even a fish-bowl, photograph or painting. No matter where you live on this blue marble, its time to open your mind to Blue Mind.
Introduction by: Celine Cousteau
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 333 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
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