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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Nov 22, Giorgi Burduli rated it it was amazing. Benyus names and explains this phenomenon that has been unfolding in all the science disciplines. Account Options Sign in. She is also President of the The Biomimicry Institute, a non-profit organization whose mission is to naturalize biomimicry in the culture by promoting the transfer of ideas, designs, and strategies from biology to sustainable human systems design.

It is really interesting but also very scientific, which was never my strongest subject!! That said, the whole book was great. Granted, I am overly sensitive in both of these categories, and these attitudes, though Quite an in-depth description of observing and studying nature more closely to solve human problems. Janine Benyus takes us into the lab and out in the field with the maverick researchers who are discovering natures ingenious I have gained a deeper understanding into just how far we have strayed from a sustainable lifestyle as a species and how pressing and inevitble it is that we return to being one.

Given that the reader continually harps on the high level of design and skill it takes merely to mimic creation, it is striking that she is entirely blind to the intelligence and skill it took to create the same facets of plant and animal life that she views with such rapturous pleasure. When you hear this optimistic soon-utopia-to-be tone ofwhen it was written, you can’t help but look at what’s happening now and see that nothing much has changed.

Benyus Quill- Biomimicry – pages 1 Review https: What was even more perplexing to me is the fact that, after all this technological talk, Benyus wrapped up the book by talking about how we should get back to nature, Iroquois style.


May 25, Julie is currently reading it. In Biomimicry, science writer Janine M. After having finished this it, I feel overwhelmed by the new vision which compliments my sight. I guess they expect reviewers to be more decisive. Fascinating new angle to look at the nature! 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.

Sep 23, Aadeshnpn rated it really liked it. There are a few gems of ideas in the book, but the tone veers too much toward preachy and has too many far-fetched oddities. She lives in Stevensville, Montana.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

How will we heal ourselves was awesome. I started to feel like this chapter was long and drawn out and found my attention span waivering. Nov 05, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: The answers are there for the finding, poemlike in their elegance and economy. All in all, though, I would really recommend this book as an eye-opener for changing our views on growing food, harnessing energy, medicine, and many other basic human needs.

Imspired is no such thing as a permament separation for as long as we reside on this planet. I want to make it plain at the outset that I did not like this book. I saw Janine speak at a green building conference just think about the connections!

Biomimicry Benyus has authored six books on biomimicry, including Biomimicry: It’s a great introduction to biomimicry and how we can not only evolve, but become more in tune with nature to optimize and sustain the lifestyles we live today in hopes of preserving that for generations to come. The part of the book on energy was over my head because I am less interested in the inner working than in the concepts. This felt like the most fuzzy and underdeveloped chapter, lacking in the passion and clarity which Benyus imbued in the others.

A lot of the concepts that were talked about clearly haven’t worked, as here we are 13 years later, and we are still destroying our environment at a sprinter’s clip. Benyus is criticized for not getting all the technical details right as she Brilliant curation of stories to begin twisting your thoughts in the direction of bio-mimicry. 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: Benyus Limited preview – Yet Benyus occasionally loses sight of the fact that the nature we see today is the result of 3.


The Land Institute, http: Didi mentioned that, in addition to smoking elephant dung! Oct 18, BrandonCWalters rated it really liked it.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

Jul 29, Hao Ca Vien rated it it was amazing. Reading this book was depressing. Her prose is vivid although she digs deep into technical detail on her subjects.

Good examples and context. It talked about finding natural medicines by watching how animals heal themselves; what they eat when they have a parasite infection for example. No trivia or quizzes yet. Their findings are revolutionizing how we invent, The or so pages of this book are divided into eight chapters that ask why we are talking 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.

Sep 19, Steve Voiles rated it it was amazing Shelves: Anyone interested in the people and ideas that are shaping our future must read this book to know where the most exciting revelations lie — -literally all around us. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The book Biomimicry was written in and the science is a little stale, but the idea is still very interesting.

You should still pick up this book. The last part of the book is pretty dry philosophizing except for a few ideas such as companies that are taking back their products for recycling and laws requiring them to do so.