Wilson put forth his theory of biophilia
, the human love of living things, and suggested: "To the extent that each person can feel like a naturalist, the old excitement of the untrammeled world will be regained .
A prolific and popular author, Wilson's works include Insect Societies (I 971 ), Sociobiology: The New Synthesis (1975), On Human Nature (1978), Biophilia
(1984), The Ants (with Bert Holldobler, 1990), The Diversity of Life (1992), The Naturalist (1994), In Search of Nature (1996), Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge (1998), and The Future of Life (2002).
His interest, as reflected in Biophilia
(Harvard University Press, 1984) and with Stephen R.
The phenomenon known as biophilia
(literally, love of life), is increasingly being applied to corporate habitat philosophy.
Yale professor Stephen Kellert explained the "notion" of biophilia
as "the human need to affiliate deeply and positively with natural life.
Does Wilson really view these competing drives as mere cultural overlay, with biophilia
and love of wilderness as primary biology yearning to emerge?
I attempted to test and strengthen the argument in On Human Nature in 1978, Biophilia
in 1984, and now in The Diversity of Life.
The design team was also motivated by multiple studies of biophilia
which indicate that the integration of nature into design results in a range of health benefits, including lower blood pressure, enhanced mental stamina and elevated moods.
Extending through Malaysia to Borneo and Bali, this high-density city, with its 392 species of birds, has made greening and biophilia
an integral part of urban planning.
VOA Associates' design explores multiple elements of biophilia
in order to create a healthy place.
is a design philosophy that encourages the connection between humans and nature.
Then there's the biophilia
hypothesis, which is the idea that we're genetically predisposed to want to be in nature.