Natural environments have a stress-reducing or restorative influence, a form of homeostasis, while urban environments have the opposite effect. Landscape photography is an important tool for conservation activists.
Homeostasis is a singular unifying principle for all living beings. Homeostasis operates at all levels of nature in every living system: in molecules, cells, tissues, organs, organisms, societies, ecosystems and the planet as a whole (Lovelock, 2009). Tissue homeostasis regulates the birth (mitosis) and death of cells (apoptosis); many diseases are directly attributable to defective …