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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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She lives in Stevensville, Montana. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. These are all questions that we will likely be presented with in the forseeable future if we continue to pollute and use resources at current rates.

Benyus Quill- Biomimicry – pages 1 Review https: The computer technologies went a bit over my head. I think some of the intensive details coul This book is an eye opener for those who may not be aware of progress has been made inspired by nature. It is not so readable biiomimicry a result, and the chapters are highly episodic as opposed to cumulative. That said, I was dying for an update; most of this stuff is 20 years out of date.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. I am happy I read it and definitely feel I have benefitted. Benyus No preview available – Each chapter followed a similar structure: Benyus is an American natural sciences writer, innovation consultant, and author.

Open Preview See a Problem? Some parts of it I found really interesting, some not enough developped or a m.benjus bit too far fetched, only full of descriptions of new developping technologies and some of them, according to wikipedia, finally failed or weren’t nzture.

Benyus writes eloquently and presents many ideas to learn from.

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Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Nov 22, Giorgi Burduli rated it it was amazing. There is much more to this book. My library Help Advanced Book Search. A fantastic book about the possibilities available for biomimicry. After having finished this it, I feel overwhelmed by the new vision which compliments my sight. Can we grow food in polycultures?

This summer, I decided it was going to be a priority for my summer reading list, and it is the first one that I get to cross off. Reminded me of Cradle to Cradle, but also felt a bit dated. Various providers would be responsible for installing, maintaining, upgrading, and eventually replacing your appliances, your furniture, even your cookware” From Wes Jackson’s Land Institute that’s rethinking – and re-doing – how grasses are grown in a way that rejuvenates the soil to scientists trying to simulate photosynthesis as a way to create energy, Biomimicry is riveting.

This felt like the most fuzzy and underdeveloped chapter, lacking in the passion and clarity which Benyus imbued in the others. In Biomimicry, science writer Janine M.

You know, cuz of ev’lution and all. The chapter on computers drags a bit and composting should have played a more prominent role, but otherwise it’s a fascinating read. My favorite m.benjus of this book. Biomimicry, an excellently written survey, goes through with a fine tooth comb nathre technologies and processes which are biomimetic in nature.

Benyus Limited preview – Benyus is the author of four books in the life sciences, including Beastly Behaviors: Biomimicry is largely happening in the subtleties of biology, so be prepared for a heavy dose of biochemistry.

She serves on a number of land use committees in her rural county, and is president of Living Education, a nonprofit dedicated to place-based living and learning. What was even more perplexing to me is the fact that, after all this technological talk, Benyus wrapped up the book by talking about how we should get back to nature, Iroquois style. It is a duty upon us to dial back our transgressions we have enacted since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution in order to make this planet a safe, healthy and habitable place to live for our descendents to come.

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Ecosystems are completely efficient role models and after reading this, I am certainly questioning how we got so far off the right path, and what it will take for our development to get back on biomimiry correct path and to follow the designs of nature.

However, I think this book is interesting as an artifact of zeitgeist of 20 years ago. They are revolutionising how we invent, compute, heal ourselves, harness energy, repair the environment, and feed the world. Benyus is at her best describing the elegance of certain natural processes and how scientists in some fields are using nature as a model jnaine nature as mentor. Innovation Inspired By Nature. Biomimicry is a revolutionary new science that analyzes nature’s best ideas–spider silk and eyes, seashells and brain cells, photosynthesis and DNA–and adapts them for human use.

Jul 24, Olivia rated it really liked it. Human’s defy nature by creating products and substances that do not naturally breakdown in a cycle that support life instead of endangering it.

After reading it, there are many advancements that have been developed since then and a second book could easily be made with the new technologies. In one section of the book, she discussed how we may use materials sparingly and quoted Brad Allenby: Books by Janine M. Jun 18, Anna-karin rated it liked it. It is really interesting but also very scientific, which was never my strongest subject!!