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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. It needs no backlighting, because it uses layers and the ambient light to create the different color pixels to your eye. Some parts of it I found really interesting, some not enough developped or a little bit too far fetched, only full of descriptions of new d Reading this book was depressing.

I want to like this book, and I agree with her underlying theses. If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth.

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. The future of science and engineering for the layman.

Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Added to this was the inability of the author to recognize fundamental truths about design and creation that were buomimicry her in the face and that were painfully obvious to me as a reader [1]. Additionally, I thought the chapter on computing was a bit odd.

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I am happy I read it and definitely feel I have benefitted. You should still pick up this book. Each chapter followed a similar structure: Don’t get me wrong, this book was hard to read. Here, “technology” has a broad meaning, including sustainable self-regulating systems.


Benyus writes eloquently and presents many ideas to learn from. This interview is part of a special EarthSky series Biomimicry: This books explains all aspects of science, from Biology to Chemistry and a little bit of Physics too.

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Can we use perennials, which are self-fertilizing and self-weeding, instead of annuals as food crops? I went on a walking safari recently with a reformed poacher-turned-bushman-tour-guide named Didi. I had to return it to the library before I was able to finish, but I consider my decent skim to constitute completion.

The first chapter of jannie book should be mandatory curriculum in Biomimicry is largely happening in the subtleties of biology, so be prepared for a heavy dose of biochemistry. The vast majority of organisms biomimicgy on sunlight, for example. Dirt particles teeter on those bumps. In this book she develops the basic thesis that human beings should consciously emulate nature’s genius in their designs.

The second thing is that this book is a little outdated; no fault of the author, just my fault for not reading it until 13 years after it was first published. 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.

Dec 07, Nathan Albright rated it did not like it Shelves: My favorite chapter of this book. It is not so readable as a janiine, and the chapters are highly episodic as opposed to cumulative. You don’t realize until halfway through that the book was written in the s – kind of amazing, given that it feels so fresh and crazy and revolutionary!


Descriptions of the people working in this field are the kind of thing that usually bring a subject to life, but this time there are too many and too many technical details of things, including ones in the experimental stages that may or may not work out. Open Preview See a Problem?

Now biomimicry is becoming one of the ways that engineers, product designers, and architects do their work. In biomimicry, we bring in biologists to the design table. Her prose is vivid although she digs jahine into technical detail on her subjects.

Instead of going to depth of the problem, analysing it, the author proposes a journey through a possible utopia which is offered by biomimicry. Biomimicry is a way of looking at 3. Dayna Baumeister, the Innovation Consultancywhich helps innovators learn from and emulate natural models in order to design sustainable products, processes, and policies that create conditions conducive to life. Perhaps the weakest chapter was the final one, examining business and economics “like a redwood forest”.

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