Forests, Trees and Human Health

Editors: Nilsson, K., Sangster, M., Gallis, C., Hartig, T., de Vries, S., Seeland, K., Schipperijn, J. (Eds.)

  • Aggregation and synthesis of a current and broad body of work
  • Focus on forests and on developed countries
  • Specialist contributors and transdisciplinary approach
  • The first book of its kind
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About this book

The link between modern lifestyles and increasing levels of chronic heart disease, obesity, stress and poor mental health is a concern across the world. The cost of dealing with these conditions places a large burden on national public health budgets so that policymakers are increasingly looking at prevention as a cost-effective alternative to medical treatment. Attention is turning towards interactions between the environment and lifestyles. Exploring the relationships between health, natural environments in general, and forests in particular, this groundbreaking book is the outcome of the European Union’s COST Action E39 ‘Forests, Trees and Human Health and Wellbeing’, and draws together work carried out over four years by scientists from 25 countries working in the fields of forestry, health, environment and social sciences. While the focus is primarily on health priorities defined within Europe, this volume explicitly draws also on research from North America and elsewhere and will have relevance worldwide. A state-of-the-art analysis of the global research on the topic of forests and human health, a key contribution of the book is its synthesis of material across both disciplines and nations, providing a vital reference for researchers in forestry, health, natural resource management and environmental policy. Currently the only unified body of work on this topic, the book will also be an important tool for those working in both health and environment policy and practice.

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From the reviews:

“This book—the product of a four-year European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) project—is a timely addition to the literature … . the book seems ideal for the practitioner or service-manager looking for a comprehensive overview of the key considerations for using forests and other ‘green spaces’ more systematically to enhance the health and quality of the life of individuals and communities.” (Mike Morgan, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, Vol. 18 (10), October, 2011)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Forests, Trees and Human Health and Well-being: Introduction

    Nilsson, Kjell (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Urban Forests and Their Ecosystem Services in Relation to Human Health

    Sanesi, Giovanni (et al.)

    Pages 23-40

  • Forest Products with Health-Promoting and Medicinal Properties

    Gallis, Christos (et al.)

    Pages 41-76

  • Negative Aspects and Hazardous Effects of Forest Environment on Human Health

    Tomalak, Marek (et al.)

    Pages 77-124

  • Health Benefits of Nature Experience: Psychological, Social and Cultural Processes

    Hartig, Terry (et al.)

    Pages 127-168

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-9806-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $279.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-9805-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9005-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forests, Trees and Human Health
Editors
  • Kjell Nilsson
  • Marcus Sangster
  • Christos Gallis
  • Terry Hartig
  • Sjerp de Vries
  • Klaus Seeland
  • Jasper Schipperijn
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9806-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9806-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9805-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9005-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 427
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