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. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – taking advantage of Science writer and lecturer Janine Benyus names and explains this. Biomimicry is a revolutionary new science that analyzes nature’s best ideas– spider Janine Benyus takes us into the lab and out in the field with the maverick.

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Really fascinating thinking and exciting to realize that there are more and more scientists who are starting to use this sort of technique. Books by Janine M. The book itself consists of a series of explorations that the author has into various aspects of bioengineering that seek to take what is best out of creation and apply it to human beings biomimkcry novel contexts or ways.

Innovation Inspired Jaanine Nature. 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 book is inspiring for those with the love of biology and engineering.

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Sep 23, Aadeshnpn rated it really liked it. Return to Book Page.

Benyus teaches interpretive writing, lectures at the University of Montanaand works towards restoring and protecting wild lands. I want to like this book, and Biomimkcry agree with her bioimicry theses.

There were several technologies and practices mentioned that I didn’t know took inspiration from nature or simply just didn’t know they existed. The author traveled and talked with many key people. Reading this book was depressing.

I am excited to look for updated material to see what progress we’ve made in the bengus decade! This book was informative but, unfortunately, was not overly so on the topic of biomimicry. However, I once again started to feel bogged down by the overload of biology that went with the concepts. There is no such thing biomimicdy a permament separation for as long as we reside on this planet. The second section which focused on harnessing energy, however, made me realize that she is a biologist and I am notand although the overall information was interesting, there was a whole lot of detail on the process of photosynthesis way more than I care to remember.


Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

Her prose is vivid although she digs deep ajnine technical detail on her subjects. The part of the book on energy was over my head because I am less interested bipmimicry the inner working than in the concepts. There are too many brilliant models in the book of your people are doing things right. 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.

The answers are there for the finding, poemlike in their elegance and economy.

There have been fads about all biomimicyr 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. The section of the book on food has things worth thinking about. She mentions permaculture, the way of farming that tries to mimic a nature ecosystem, as well as Masanobu Fukuoka’s One Straw Revolution also on my summer reading listwhich is a farming method that involves little human manipulation.


Other editions – View all Biomimicry: Lists with This Book. Using hacks that evolution developed biomimixry its history. Anyone interested in the people and ideas that are shaping our future must read this book to know k the most exciting revelations lie — -literally all around us. You don’t realize until halfway through that the book was written in the s – kind of amazing, given that i I’ve had a huge rapprochement with bio and nature lately, and this book really hit the spot.

Nov 21, Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it Shelves: Great concepts, but much nenyus what she preaches feels like old news by now. No trivia or quizzes yet. We have much to learn and this book drives the point home by elucidating the amazing ways of nature that we could decide to emulate instead of tromp upon.

Mar 12, Anggia Widhi rated it liked it. The author does bring out some good points about the drawbacks of conventional computing and there are some fantastic ideas, such as shape computing, evolving computer code, using a molecule from bacteria to compute based on light input, and solving difficult problems with tubes of DNA. 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.