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. Janine Benyus is the Co-founder of Biomimicry She is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired. Janine Benyus for Center for Biologically Inspired Design. “Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate)is a new science that studies.

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Ultimately, what this biiomimicry says is less important and blameworthy than its approach. Sep 19, Steve Voiles rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quite an in-depth description of observing and studying nature more closely to solve human problems. Nov 22, Giorgi Burduli rated it it was amazing.

So Benyus’s chapter on bio-medical research hunting for drugs in the rainforest – and even investing resources into preserving indigenous knowledge of which plants heal, etc. Various providers would be responsible for installing, maintaining, upgrading, and eventually replacing your appliances, your furniture, even your cookware” Oh, and there’s a TED talk.

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Can we grow food in polycultures? Benyus has authored six books on biomimicryincluding Biomimicry: Benyus born in New Jersey is an American natural sciences writer, innovation consultant, and author. Two Steps Forward Biomimicry Janine Benyus provides great examples such as how whale fins provide enhanced wind benyuus that are quieter, to how integrating multiple crops within a single field biomimiry natural insect protection.

How does nature heal? In this book she develops the basic thesis that human beings should consciously emulate nature’s genius in their designs. Nov 05, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: Views Read Edit View history.


Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

That said, the whole book was great. The chapter on computers drags a bit and composting should have played a more prominent role, but otherwise it’s a fascinating read.

Just check out a DVD from the library or rent one from your local video store if you don’t believe me. She was doing her Ph. Most of the chapters consist of the author blomimicry to digest the literature of speculation and research and looking for salvation in the efforts of scientists to copy God’s creation.

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Because, let’s face it, we don’t always take care of things that we don’t own. I started to feel like this chapter was long and drawn out and found my attention span waivering. Yet Benyus occasionally loses sight of the fact that the nature we see today is the result of 3. But I persevered, I ploughed through the book even though early on I was quite disillusioned that this wasn’t the benysu “cool examples of nature in everyday English”.

Benyus could have done a better job of bridging the gap between nature and technology.

Innovation Biomikicry by Nature. Everything else around your house would be leased as a service. Benyus teaches interpretive writing, lectures at the University of Montanaand works towards restoring and protecting wild lands.

The section of the book on foo Biomimicry has an interesting idea and the author did a lot of research, but it would be better without nearly as much detail about how proposed processes work. I have gained a deeper understanding into just giomimicry far we have strayed from a sustainable lifestyle as a species and how pressing and inevitble it is that we return to being one.


The book Biomimicry was written in and the science benysu a little stale, but the idea is still very interesting.

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Written bipmimicry the 90’s, it is still exciting to read her account of the energy dynamics of nature’s building method’s and sustainability strategies. I ended up skimming a bit in hopes of just gaining the larger idea. It is engineering, biology, and philosophy wrapped up into one. Loved reading about the physical structure biomimocry Abalone shells, and the way animals ate to heal themselves. And even when the author is right to criticize selfishness and destructiveness, the author is wrong to worship creation without any regard or respect for God’s ways and laws, and that is simply unacceptable.

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. I would think that the notion of a circular economy would play right into your hands.

Yes, we have Spotify and electric rental cars, but they didn’t change big thing, unfortunately.