Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. Innovations, whether in farming, composite science, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature – Kindle edition by Janine M. Benyus. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or. Janine Benyus is the Co-founder of Biomimicry She is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired. Benyus has authored six books on biomimicry, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In this book she.

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View all 4 comments. I think some of the intensive details could have been biomimiry. In biomimicry, we bring in biologists to the design table.

And when a company is trying to develop, bioimmicry example, a new way to package, we ask, how does nature contains liquids? Oct bkomimicry, BrandonCWalters rated it really liked it. This book is an eye opener for those who may not be aware of progress has been made inspired by nature.

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

Ultimately, what this book says is less important and blameworthy than its approach. When light reflects back to us through the layers, it creates the color blue or green or gold to your eye.

Innovation Inspired by Nature, ever since. This felt like the most fuzzy and underdeveloped chapter, lacking in the passion and clarity which Benyus imbued in the others. I went on a walking safari recently with a reformed poacher-turned-bushman-tour-guide named Didi.


Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Benyus teaches interpretive writing, lectures at the University of Montana, and works towards restoring and protecting wild lands. She basically touches on the main points of negative externalities, and trying to 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. 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 am excited to look for updated material to see what progress we’ve made in the last decade! It is at the time fascinating and sad to see this optimism and will to change the world for the better. It is not so readable as a result, and the chapters are highly episodic as opposed to cumulative. 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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Benyus lives in Stevensville, Montana. Biomimicry has been going on for a long time. While I am not scientifically illiterate, I certaily don’t have an in depth understanding of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Human’s defy nature by creating products and substances that do not naturally breakdown in a cycle that support life instead of endangering it.

Think of pest-free, regenerating and durable prairie landscapes instead of massive mono-crop agriculture. With Benyus’s humor and wit you will find this compendium of technologies very palatable and informational if not inspiring; be forewarned there is a good amount of information in this book, do take a week to read it for maximum enjoyment! That said, I was dying for an update; most of this stuff is 20 years out of date.


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bt Dirt particles teeter on those bumps. Initial chapters on Agriculture and Sunlight didnt intrest me as much as the workings of Computers and the Brain or Diet did, but this was just my personal preference.

Before I read this book, the only thing I knew of Biomimicry kanine from a short film on YouTube that piqued my interest. Her premise isn’t the standard concept of “biomimicry”: It is engineering, biology, and philosophy wrapped up into one. Oct 17, Petite rated it it was amazing Shelves: Really fascinating thinking and exciting to realize that there are more and more scientists who are starting to use this sort of technique.


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It talked about finding natural medicines by watching how animals biomimcry themselves; what they eat when they have a parasite infection for example. How do businesses learn and apply ideas from nature? I found the conducting business section particularly fascinating.

Jun 17, Lizzy rated it liked it.