Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age
by Richard Louv
[The Nature Principle] looks at the restorative powers of the natural world to boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and strengthen human bonds. Supported by research, anecdotal evidence, and personal stories, the author challenges us to rethink the way we live.
Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder
by Richard Louv
This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in paperback. “Last Child in the Woods” shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves…These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today’s children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. “Last Child in the Woods” is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive – a book that will change minds and lives.
Uncovering the Biggest Health Scam in History
If your doctor recommends getting an angiogram, coronary bypass surgery, balloon angioplasty, or taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, your best course of action may be to run out the door. [Heart Frauds] helps you learn which procedures and treatments to avoid and which ones offer the most hope.
by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick
Statins are the so-called wonder drugs widely prescribed to lower blood cholesterol levels and claim to offer unparalleled protection against heart disease. Believed to be completely safe and capable of preventing a whole series of other conditions, they are the most profitable drug in the history of medicine. In [The Great Cholesterol Con], GP Malcolm Kendrick exposes the truth behind the hype, revealing: high cholesterol levels don’t cause heart disease; a high-fat diet – saturated or otherwise – does not affect blood cholesterol levels; and, the protection provided by statins is so small as to be not worth bothering about for most men and all women.