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The Restorative Environment: Nature and Human Experience

  title={The Restorative Environment: Nature and Human Experience},
  author={Stephen Kaplan},
Early human beings were a part of nature. Over the millennia the gulf between humanity and the natural environment has steadily widened. Now, however, there is growing concern that this gulf has become toogreat, that we have strayed too far for our own good. This shift is due, at least in part, to a change in circumstances. Increasingly, people are confronted by pressures that are inexorably changing their lives. Although these pressures are by no means new, their steady increase and their… 
Psycho-physiological benefits of mountain landscape environment as stimulus for directed attention restoration and stress mitigation
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Some Psycholog Ical Benefits of Gardening
RACHEL KAPLAN received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has remained there as a Lecturer in Psychology. She teaches courses on research methods in environmental psychology. Together with
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A control panel is provided incorporating a plurality of controls and an arrangement for the rapid mounting and demounting thereof in an aperture of a support. The mounting and demounting arrangement
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