By Janine Benyus. First published in , this profound and accessible book details how science is studying nature’s best ideas to solve our toughest. Biomimicry has ratings and reviews. Smellsofbikes said: I want to like this book, and I agree with her underlying theses. I enjoy reading all t. This profound and accessible book, written by Biomimicry co-founder Janine Benyus, details how designers and scientists are studying nature’s genius to.

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Benyus No preview available – For one, the tone of the author read like someone who was proselytizing for a false religion, namely the heathen worship of the earth mother, which did not bode well for my enjoyment of the book as a whole. Janine Benyus takes us into the lab and out in the field with the maverick researchers who are discovering natures ingenious The section on how will we make things again had some interesting ideas again had some fascinating concepts, like talking about how mussels adhere to rocks underwater and how spider silk is stronger than steel yet made without intense heat, pressure, or nasty chemicals.

I enjoy reading all the gee-whiz almost-there projects that are going to supplant petroleum-based agriculture, energy, and the like, any day now.

This book is an eye opener for those who may not be aware of progress benhus been made inspired by nature. While I am not scientifically illiterate, I certaily don’t have an in depth understanding of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. The future of science and engineering for the layman.

Janine Benyus

She is also President of The Biomimicry Institutea non-profit organization whose mission is to naturalize biomimicry in the culture by promoting the transfer of ideas, designs, and strategies from biology to sustainable human systems design.

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Innovation Inspired by Nature Janine M. Oct 17, Petite rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

Anyways, despite this book being a bit outdated, and despite a few sections of way-too-drawn-out-biology for my liking, I still really enjoyed this book. I ended up skimming a bit in hopes of just gaining the larger idea. The last section on conducting business was again a bit outdated. Each biomijicry talks about a different aspect of life as bionimicry know it, and how animals, plants and processes in nature handle these very things.

The book is split into several sections, bebyus answering a question of how we will tackle an obstacle of our life if we no longer follow the rules of a modern society, but instead follow only the rules of nature. She instead blok that over billions of years, nature has developed vastly superio The first chapter of this book should be mandatory curriculum in The most exciting chapters, for me, were those on energy mimicking photosynthesis and medicine Big Pharma hunting for new meds in the rainforest.

Can we grow food in polycultures? A inspiration for mankind. You biomimicryy still pick up this book. Sep 06, Egle Ghhe rated it really liked it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. However, I tire fairly easily of the patronizing tone of the “environmentally enlightened” and do not enjoy when authors shrug off religious ideas as if they were relics.

Moreover, we are barely able to map how photosynthesis works on an atomic level – benys have a long way to go. 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.

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Benyus could have done a better job of bridging the gap between nature and technology. I enjoyed it because it encourages the reader to question current human practices, in bokk we tend to fight nature versus seek out potential synergy with it. She is a graduate of Rutgers with degrees in forestry and writing and has lectured widely on science topics.


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That said, the whole book was great. InBenyus co-founded the Biomimicry Guild with Dr. Oh, and there’s a TED talk. Instead of going to depth of the problem, analysing it, the author proposes a journey through a possible utopia which is offered by biomimicry. Benyus has authored six books on biomimicryincluding Biomimicry: The book mentions the buying and selling of pollution permits which had just gone into effect when the book was piblished as the ah-ha moment that was going to change industry, and now, looking back, we know that is not the case.

Biomimicry, an excellently written survey, goes through with a fine tooth comb the technologies and processes which are biomimetic in nature. In many cases, these technologies are in plain sight: Nov 22, Giorgi Burduli rated it it was amazing. I have gained a deeper understanding into just how far we have strayed from a sustainable lifestyle as a species and how pressing and inevitble it is that we return to being one. I am excited to look for updated material to see what progress we’ve made in the last decade!

Books by Janine M. Jan 15, Ali rated it it was amazing. Quite ofte Before I read this book, the only thing I knew of Biomimicry was from a short film on YouTube that piqued my interest. I want to make it plain at the outset that I did not like this book.