By Janine Benyus. First published in , this profound and accessible book details how science is studying nature’s best ideas to solve our toughest. Biomimicry has ratings and reviews. Smellsofbikes said: I want to like this book, and I agree with her underlying theses. I enjoy reading all t. This profound and accessible book, written by Biomimicry co-founder Janine Benyus, details how designers and scientists are studying nature’s genius to.

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I loved the understanding that it is we humans who bestow the title of “computer” upon an object which in our case is a silicon based piece of electrical hardware. Benyus teaches interpretive writing, lectures at the University of Montanaand works towards restoring and protecting wild lands. There have been fads about all kinds of bioomimicry that were supposed to provide medicines biimimicry 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.

It discussed the way abalone shell and mussel byssuses are formed and how those could be mimicked. Loved reading about the physical structure of Abalone shells, and the way animals ate to heal themselves. Just check out a DVD from the library or rent one from your local video store if you don’t believe me.

This book requires too much reading for what you get out of it. I would say the book is a bit outdated.

Innovation Inspired by Nature. Dec 26, Angela rated it really liked it Shelves: The basic premise is that we should be looking towards nature to solve all of our most pressing problems: One can see in the twenty years between this book’s publishing and janien that those of the author’s ilk are much less confident about their ability to persuade people to change their ways to adopt what would now be called a more “sustainable” lifestyle without government coercion.


May 25, Julie is currently reading it.

Jun 17, Lizzy rated it liked it. Sep 06, Egle Ghhe rated it really liked it. 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.

Like those whom Paul comments on in Romans 1 who exchanged the worship of the Creator for the worship of His creation and professed to be wise but became fools, the author undercuts her own worldview by her continual demonstration of the aspects of design in the whole field of biomimicry, to results that are both irritating and occasionally hilarious.

This book was informative but, unfortunately, was not overly so on the topic of biomimicry. Before I read this book, the only thing I knew of Biomimicry was from a short film on YouTube that piqued my interest.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired By Nature – Biomimicry

That said, seeing into the world of the biomimic, briefly understanding how brilliant and complex nature actually is and getting insights into how we could use it, was really cool. 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. Science writer and lecturer Janine Benyus names and explains this janije.


They are revolutionising how we invent, compute, heal ourselves, harness energy, repair the environment, and feed the world. Benyus is criticized for not getting all the technical details right as she This book is an eye opener for those who may not be aware of progress has been made inspired by nature. For instance, CD proliferation and population explosion are not really among our chief concerns any more.

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. This section could also use less detail on process and more reasons for the need biojimicry these materials.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired By Nature

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This book was the basis for a two hour TV special. Reading this book was a frustrating experience for many reasons. Good ideas that are taken from nature’s 4 billion years of R and D.

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View all 4 comments. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. As the book says, we are part of nature, somwhere between the ant and the mountain.

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