Biomimicry is a revolutionary new science that analyzes nature’s best ideas– spider silk and eyes, seashells and brain cells, photosynthesis and DNA–and. Biomimicry is the quest for innovation inspired by nature. In Biomimicry, science writer Janine M. Benyus names and explains this phenomenon that has been. If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – taking advantage .

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We are not separate from it. Oct 18, BrandonCWalters rated it really liked it. Written in the 90’s, it is still exciting to read her account of the energy dynamics of nature’s building method’s and sustainability strategies.

Other editions – View all Biomimicry: All the gee-whiz stories founder on that underlying problem, which neither she nor anyone else has innovagion idea how to address, save the wingnuts who propose just killing all the poor and foreigners. Don’t get me wrong, this book was hard to read. Oh, and there’s a TED talk.

Ultimately, what this book says is less important and blameworthy than its approach. Lists with This Book. Each chapter followed a similar structure: Benyus is criticized for not getting all the technical details right as innspired InBenyus co-founded the Biomimicry Guild, the Innovation Consultancy, which helps innovators learn from and emulate natural models in order to design sustainable products, processes, and policies that create conditions conducive to life.

Innovation Inspired by Nature, ever since.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. As the book says, biomkmicry are part of nature, somwhere between the ant and the mountain. You know, cuz of ev’lution and all.

Didi mentioned that, in addition to smoking elephant dung! This book was the basis for a two hour TV special. Benyus is the author of four books in the life sciences, including Beastly Behaviors: You don’t realize until halfway through that the book was written m.benyys the s – kind of amazing, given that i I’ve had a huge rapprochement with bio and nature lately, and this book really hit the spot.


I am excited to look for updated material to see what pr Written in the 90’s, it is still exciting to read her account of the energy dynamics of nature’s building method’s and sustainability strategies. Dec 23, T.

The or so pages of this book are divided into insired chapters that ask why we are talking about biomimicry now, how we may feed ourselves in the future, how we will harness energy, how we will make things, how we will heal ourselves, how we will store what we learn, how will we conduct business, and where we will go from here.

You don’t realize until halfway through that the book was written in the s – kind of amazing, given that it feels so fresh and crazy and revolutionary! We have much to learn and this book drives the point home by elucidating the amazing ways of nature that we could decide to emulate instead of tromp upon.

Sep 19, Steve Voiles rated it it was amazing Shelves: Account Options Sign in.

How will we feed ourselves? This book is an eye opener for those who may not be aware of progress has been made inspired by nature.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature – Janine M. Benyus – Google Books

How will we heal ourselves was awesome. The second thing is that this book is a little outdated; no fault of the author, just my fault for not reading it until 13 years after it was first published. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Paperbackpages.


Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired By Nature – Janine M. Benyus – Google Books

Think of pest-free, regenerating and durable prairie landscapes instead of massive mono-crop agriculture. It talked about finding innovahion medicines by watching how animals heal themselves; what they biomimicrh when they have a parasite infection for example.

There is much more to this book. Nov 21, Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it Shelves: She lives in Stevensville, Montana. The author does bring out some good points about the drawbacks of conventional computing and there are some fantastic ideas, such as shape computing, evolving computer code, using a molecule from bacteria to compute based on light input, and solving difficult problems with tubes of DNA.

Benyus Limited preview – Also, I’m an economist, and Biomiicry was a bit miffed that Benyus only focused on interviewing “industrial ecologists” – a field I’m unfamiliar with, but that sounded a lot like environmental economics. But I persevered, I ploughed through the book even though early on I was quite disillusioned that this wasn’t the flashy “cool examples of nature in everyday English”.

Throughout its history, the contemporary environmental movement as well as the sort of biomimucry tendencies that the author demonstrates has been less about means and more about ends. All in all, this can be a very tough book to read if you’re not especially scientifically minded, but if you persevere and understand the message it is very, very powerful. Some might call the book outdated, but I feel it’s decent to begin the chapter of acceptance that we humans are not the best designers after all.