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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See 2 questions about Biomimicry…. Views Read Edit View history. Or go on asknature. Having finished this book, I feel justified in my own personal awe and wonder in how trees, plants and animals thrive in ways that we are too theoretically advanced but practically primitive to understand. Because, let’s face it, we don’t always take care of things that we don’t own.

Design What Apple needs to fix in and beyond Co. Most of the chapters consist of the author attempting to digest the literature of speculation and research and looking for salvation in the efforts of scientists to copy God’s creation.

Jul 29, Hao Ca Vien rated it it was amazing. She serves on a number of land use committees in her rural county, and is president of Living Education, a nonprofit dedicated to place-based living and learning. The section on how will we make things again had some interesting ideas again had some fascinating concepts, like talking about how mussels adhere to rocks underwater and how spider silk is stronger than steel yet made without intense heat, pressure, or nasty chemicals.

If we decide to enclose ourselves within concrete walls, we have only temporarily separated ourselves. 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.


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 life.

Biomimicry, an excellently written survey, goes through with a fine tooth comb the technologies and processes which are biomimetic in nature.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Brilliant curation of stories to begin twisting your thoughts in the direction of bio-mimicry. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with her vision, I think her intended bioimicry of carrying it out is faulty at best.

biominicry 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. The first section I absolutely loved, especially as I am really into sustainable agriculture.

Reading this book was depressing. All in all, this can be a very tough book to read if you’re not especially scientifically minded, but if you persevere and understand the message it is janjne, very powerful.

Plus I am irrationally annoyed when I read sentences like: The Land Institute, http: After having finished this it, I hiomimicry overwhelmed by the new vision which compliments my sight. Innovation Inspired by Nature.

It is engineering, biology, and philosophy wrapped up into one. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Businesses also use biomimicry to re-imagine their whole company. The dry paint has that bumpy structure. You know, cuz of ev’lution and all.

They do their chemistry in water. 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.


Janine Benyus

Oct 18, BrandonCWalters rated it really liked it. We clearly have a lot to learn and it is imperative that we do so. Nature of Innovation produced in partnership with Fast Company and sponsored by Dow. We look through the biological literature. 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.

The book is inspiring for those with the love of biology and engineering. 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.

Benyus born in New Jersey is an American natural sciences writer, innovation consultant, and author. They use a small subset of the periodic table.

Janine Benyus: Biomimicry Is Innovation Inspired By Nature

Oh, and there’s a TED talk. The book Biomimicry was written in and the science is a little stale, but the idea is still very interesting. I guess they expect reviewers to yb more decisive. The first chapter of this book should be mandatory curriculum in This felt like the most fuzzy and underdeveloped chapter, lacking in the passion and clarity which Benyus imbued in the others. All the gee-whiz stories founder on that underlying problem, which neither she nor anyone else has any idea how to address, save the wingnuts who propose just killing all the poor and foreigners.

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