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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Each chapter talks nnature a different aspect of life as we know it, and how animals, plants and processes in nature handle these very things. I wish there was an updated version of this book – 20 years changes a lot. 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.

Apr 10, Taryn rated it really liked it. Yet Benyus occasionally loses sight of the fact that the byy we see today is the result of 3.

I loved the author’s writing style full of imagery, interesting phrasing, and story-like progressionbut a good portion of the book was over my head. Innovation Inspired By Nature. Great concepts, but much of what she preaches feels like old news by now. There is no such thing as a permament separation for as long as we reside on this planet. Dec 07, Nathan Albright rated it did not like it Shelves: The author does bring out 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.


Some might call the book outdated, but I feel it’s decent to begin the chapter of insired that we humans are not the best jannine after all. Before I read this book, the only thing I knew of Biomimicry was from a short film on YouTube that piqued my interest.

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.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Jul 30, Rebecca rated it really liked it. Didi mentioned that, in addition to smoking elephant dung!

They are revolutionising how we invent, compute, heal ourselves, harness energy, repair the environment, and feed the world. This book requires too much reading for what you get out of it. Jul 23, Apoorv Gupta rated it really liked it. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Jan 15, Ali rated it it was amazing. I went on a walking safari recently with a reformed poacher-turned-bushman-tour-guide named Didi.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

The first chapter of this book should be mandatory curriculum in 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 rapprochement with bio and nature lately, and this book really hit the spot.

I enjoyed it because it encourages the reader to question current human practices, in that we tend ins;ired fight nature versus seek out potential synergy with it.


The or so pages of nathre book are boomimicry into eight chapters that ask why we are bg about biomimicry now, how we may feed ourselves in the future, how we will harness energy, how we will make things, how we will heal ourselves, how we will store what we learn, how will we conduct business, and where we will go from here.

This section could also use less detail on process and more reasons for the need for these materials. Nov 05, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve had a huge rapprochement with bio and nature lately, and this book really hit the spot.

Think of pest-free, regenerating and durable prairie landscapes instead of massive mono-crop agriculture. However, I think this book is interesting as an artifact of zeitgeist of 20 years ago. Biomimicry is largely happening in the subtleties of biology, so be prepared for a heavy dose of biochemistry. 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.

Jul 29, Hao Ca Vien rated it it was amazing. A inspiration for mankind.

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