Nearby Nature

@article{Wells2003NearbyN,
  title={Nearby Nature},
  author={Nancy M. Wells and Gary W. Evans},
  journal={Environment and Behavior},
  year={2003},
  volume={35},
  pages={311 - 330}
}
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