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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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I’ve had a huge rapprochement with bio and nature lately, and this book really hit the spot. While I am not scientifically illiterate, I certaily don’t have an in depth understanding of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Yet Benyus occasionally loses sight of the fact that the nature we see today is the result of 3.

Oct 18, Biomimmicry rated it really liked it. Oh, m.bbenyus there’s a TED talk. For some reason this includes why detergent molecules came to replace CFCs in making Styrofoam.

M.benyyus is even a section on a certain type of monkey that seems to be able to choose the gender of their offspring by eating alkaline or acidic food during mating season. Yes, we have Spotify and electric rental cars, but they didn’t change big thing, unfortunately. I am trying to finish this book.

Added to this was the inability of the author to recognize fundamental truths about design and creation that were staring her in the face and that were painfully obvious to me as a reader [1]. The section of the book on food has things worth thinking about.

There have been fads about all kinds of plants that were supposed to provide medicines some have and end our reliance on hydrocarbons they haven’tand renewable energy continues to have a fairly pitiful total share of our energy sources even today while fracking has given fossil fuels a new lease on life. That said, the whole book was great. Open Preview See a Problem? I loved the understanding that it is we humans who bestow the title of “computer” upon an object which in our case is a silicon based piece of electrical hardware.


Written in the 90’s, it is still exciting to read her account of the blomimicry dynamics of nature’s building method’s and sustainability strategies.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

The book itself consists of a series of explorations that the author has into various aspects of bioengineering that seek to take what is best out of creation and apply it to human beings in novel contexts or ways. Fascinating new angle to look at the nature! You should still pick up this book.

Can we use perennials, which are self-fertilizing and self-weeding, instead of annuals as food crops? The author does bring natuge 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.

Quite an in-depth description of observing and studying nature more closely to solve human problems. However, I tire fairly easily of the naturd tone of the “environmentally enlightened” and do not enjoy when authors shrug off religious ideas as if they were relics.

In this book she develops the basic thesis that human beings should consciously emulate nature’s genius in their designs. I want to make it plain at the outset that I did not like this book. Think of pest-free, regenerating and durable prairie landscapes instead of massive mono-crop agriculture. Innovation Inspired by Nature Janine M.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Benyus No preview available – Anyways, despite this book being a bit outdated, and despite a few sections of way-too-drawn-out-biology for my liking, I still m.bbenyus enjoyed this book. Some parts of it I found really interesting, some not enough developped or a little bit too far fetched, only full of descriptions of new developping technologies and some of them, according to wikipedia, finally failed or weren’t viable.


Brilliant curation natue stories to begin twisting your thoughts in the direction of bio-mimicry. Some parts of it I found really interesting, some not enough developped or a little bit too far fetched, only full of descriptions of new d Reading this book was depressing.

It is not so readable as a result, and the chapters are highly episodic as opposed to cumulative. Innovation Inspired By Nature. She basically touches on the inspiredd points of negative externalities, and trying m.benys embed social and environmental costs into market prices, and the role of government in doing that, but it just felt uninspired and a bit blah.

This is a must read if you are a designer, artist or lover of science.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. You don’t realize until halfway through that the book was written in the s – kind of amazing, given that i I’ve had a huge naturre with bio and nature lately, m.benjus this book really hit the spot. That said, I was dying for an update; most of this stuff is 20 years out of date. This m.ebnyus the difficult truth: HarperCollinsMay 21, – Science – pages. That said, seeing into the world of the biomimic, briefly understanding how brilliant and complex nature actually is and getting insights into how we could use it, was really cool.

Quill- Biomimicry – pages. And I am glad I did. Janine Benyus shares nature’s designs and Biomimicry in action.

The last section on conducting business was again a bit outdated. However, I once again started to feel bogged down by the overload of biology that went with the concepts.

Their findings are revolutionizing how we invent,