A new textbook edited by Dr William Bird on the connection between nature and health has been published by Oxford University Press.
The Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health – co-edited by William Bird and Matilda van den Bosch — is a comprehensive analysis of the role of the environment in improving the health of the population.
Several years in the making, the book contains contributions from more than one hundred experts in medicine, psychology, environmental law and other fields — such as Howard Frumkin, Stephen Kellert and Tony McMichael – to provide an evidence-based outlook on the significant health benefits of nature.
Dr William Bird, co-editor of the Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health, is CEO and Founder of Intelligent Health as well as the individual behind many initiatives that have helped connect people to their environment such as Health Walks, Green Gyms and Beat the Street. Speaking about the book, Dr Bird said: “I am incredibly proud to see the release of the textbook which features evidence and insight from 130 of the world’s greatest authorities on nature and health. I have had the incredible privilege to work with so many talented people on the book which is essential for anyone who sees the link between nature and health as fundamental to the planets’ health future.”
The Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health is available for purchase on the Oxford University Press website.