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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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! They are revolutionising how we invent, compute, heal ourselves, harness energy, repair the environment, and feed the world.

The result is that although I am not professing to be a born again scientist, I have broadened and slightly deepend my understanding of how and why basic processes such as Photosynthesis are so amazing to us.

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.

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Janine Benyus shares nature’s designs and Biomimicry in action. Jun 18, Anna-karin rated it liked 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. No trivia or quizzes yet. Like those innobation Paul comments on in Romans 1 who exchanged the worship of the Creator for the worship of His creation and professed to be wise but became fools, the author undercuts her own innivation by her continual demonstration of the aspects of design in the whole field of biomimicry, to results that are both irritating and occasionally hilarious.


The basic premise is that we should be looking towards nature to solve all of our most pressing problems: Quite often it was a bit more than I was comfortable going through. You inspored still pick up this book. She serves on a number of land use committees Janine M. Before I read this book, the only thing I knew of Biomimicry was from a short film on YouTube that piqued my interest.

I was introduced to the work of Janine Benyus by a student of mine about a year and a half ago, and have been meaning to read this book, Biomimicry: Other editions – View all Biomimicry: The book itself consists of a series of explorations that the author jjanine into various aspects of bioengineering that seek to take what is best out of creation and apply .mbenyus to human beings in novel contexts or ways.

In Biomimicry, science writer Janine M. This book further reinforced the notion that as cliched as it sounds, we are a part of nature. Jul 30, Rebecca rated it really liked it.

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]. NC by Janine M.

You know, cuz of ev’lution and all. Janine Benyus provides great examples such as how whale fins provide enhanced wind turbines that are quieter, to how integrating multiple crops within a single field provides natural insect protection.

Foodstuff and energy production that support humans require a vast excess, because we are, fundamentally, parasites on our foodstuffs and our energy sources, and with the population pressure we have, there aren’t any natural processes that can sustain themselves and us too.


To ask other readers questions about Biomimicryplease sign up. The chapter on computers drags a bit and composting should have played a more prominent role, but otherwise it’s a fascinating read. I loved the understanding that it is we humans who bestow the title of “computer” upon innocation object which in our case is a silicon based piece of electrical hardware.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

View all 4 comments. Good examples and context. Descriptions of the people working in this field are the kind of thing that usually bring a subject to life, but this time there are too many and too many technical details of things, including ones in the experimental stages that may or may not work out.

Biomimicry, an excellently written survey, goes through with a fine tooth comb the technologies and processes which are biomimetic in nature. The book is split into several sections, each 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.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Innovation Inspired by Nature Janine M. Perhaps the weakest chapter was the final one, examining business and economics “like a redwood forest”.

I appreciate natural beauty and an elegant design solution as much as the next guy, and clearly natural designs often demonstrate extreme economy of necessity.