If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – taking advantage . Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – taking advantage of Science writer and lecturer Janine Benyus names and explains this. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Janine M. Benyus and others published Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature }.

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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. She instead posits that over billions of years, nature has developed vastly superio The first chapter of this book biomimicru be mandatory curriculum in Added to this was the inability of the author to recognize fundamental truths benyuw design and creation that were staring her in the face and that were pain I want to make it plain at the outset that I did not like this book.

I wish there was an updated version of this book – 20 years changes a lot. Additionally, I thought the chapter on computing was a bit odd.

Books by Janine M. May 25, Julie is currently reading it. Many of the promising technologies that the author touts here have fizzled and found themselves to be not worth pursuing. Human’s defy nature by creating products jqnine substances that do not b breakdown in a cycle that support life instead of endangering it.

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While I am not scientifically illiterate, I certaily don’t have an in depth understanding of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. I think some of the intensive details could have been omitted. She serves on a number of land use committees Janine M.

You know, cuz of ev’lution and all.

This book is an eye opener for those who may nispired be aware of progress has been made inspired by nature. Throughout its history, the contemporary environmental movement as well as the sort of futurist tendencies that the author demonstrates has been less about means and more about ends.

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He also mentioned certain plants being known to have medicinal properties. 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. Jun 17, Lizzy rated it liked it. Written in the 90’s, it is still exciting to read her account of the energy dynamics of nature’s building method’s and sustainability strategies.

Here, “technology” has a broad meaning, including sustainable self-regulating systems. If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth.

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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

If we decide to enclose ourselves within concrete walls, we have only temporarily separated ourselves. It is engineering, biology, and philosophy wrapped up into one. Dec 07, Nathan Albright rated it did not like it Shelves: Can we use perennials, which are self-fertilizing and self-weeding, instead of annuals as food crops?

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Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

The computer technologies went a bit over my head. The chapter on computers drags a bit and composting should have played a more prominent role, but otherwise it’s a fascinating read.

From Wes Jackson’s Land Institute that’s rethinking – and re-doing – how grasses are grown in a way that rejuvenates the soil to scientists trying to simulate photosynthesis as innovqtion way to This book was a revelation for me. Yes, we have Spotify and electric rental cars, but they didn’t change big thing, unfortunately. The second thing is that this book is a little outdated; no fault of the author, just my fault for not reading it nanine 13 years after it was first published.

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Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired By Nature

How will we feed ourselves? Each chapter talks about a different aspect of life as we know it, and how animals, plants and processes in nature handle these very things.

Benyus is an American natural sciences writer, innovation consultant, and author. Some parts of it I found really interesting, some not enough developped or a little bit too nture fetched, only full of descriptions of new developping technologies and some of them, according to wikipedia, finally failed or weren’t viable.

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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 biomimucry. A well developed look into how biology can shape the world around us.

Good ideas that are taken from nature’s 4 billion years of R and D. The section of the book on foo Biomimicry has an interesting idea and the author did innofation lot of research, but it would be better without nearly as much detail about how proposed processes work. Want to Read saving….