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The Power of Place: How Our Surroundings Shape Our Thoughts, Emotions, and Actions (P.S.)

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Publisher Comments:

Are New Yorkers and Californians so different because they live in such different settings? Why do some of us prefer the city to the country? How do urban settings increase crime? Why do we feel better after an experience in nature?

In this fascinating and enormously entertaining book, Winifred Gallagher explores the complex relationships between people and the places in which they live, love, and work. Drawing on the latest research on behavioral and environmental science, THE POWER OF PLACE examines our reactions to light, temperatiure, the seasons, and other natural phenomena, and explores the interactions between our external and internal worlds.

Gallagher's broad and dynamic definition of place includes mountaintops and the womb, Alaska's hinterlands and Manhattan's subways, and she relates these settings to everything from creativity to PMS, jet lag to tales of UFOs.

Full of complex information made totally accessible, THE POWER OF PLACE offers the latest insights into the many ways we can change our lives by changing the places we live.

Synopsis:

A fascinating and enormously entertaining book that explores the complex relationships between people and the places in which they live, work, and enjoy. A revealing look at the power that place holds over the way we live our lives.

About the Author

Winifred Gallagher is the author of House Thinking, Just the Way You Are (a New York Times Notable Book), Working on God, and Spiritual Genius. She has written for numerous publications, including Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times. She lives in Manhattan and Dubois, Wyoming.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061233357
Author:
Gallagher, Winifred
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Miller, J. Keith
Author:
by Winifred Gallagher
Author:
Derting, Kimberly
Author:
Miller, Andrea Wells
Author:
Mellody, Pia
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mental health
Subject:
Human beings
Subject:
Environmental psychology
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Human beings -- Effect of environment on.
Subject:
Codependency
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Psychology : General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.68 in 10.32 oz
Age Level:
from 14

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