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. Janine Benyus is the Co-founder of Biomimicry She is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired. Janine Benyus for Center for Biologically Inspired Design. “Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate)is a new science that studies.

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I found the conducting business section particularly fascinating. Added to this was the inability of the author to recognize fundamental truths about design and creation that were staring her in the face and that were painfully obvious to me as a reader [1].

The first section I absolutely loved, especially as I am really into sustainable agriculture. There is also a part about making materials like spider silk and rhinoceros horn.

That changes the equation. There might be another way to create the color blue. Retrieved August 26, Jan 15, Ali rated it it was amazing. 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. A conversation with Janine Benyus.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

A fantastic book about the possibilities available for biomimicry. NC by Janine M. I have gained a deeper understanding into just how far we have strayed from a sustainable lifestyle as a species and how pressing and inevitble it is that we return to being one. Just a good read! I understood the basic concepts she was getting at, but some of the higher-level scientific jargon or in-depth explanations kind of deterred me from finishing it as quickly as I could have.


Biomimicry Explained: A Conversation with Janine Benyus – Biomimicry

How do we turn that piece of the world into a net producer, a net-positive ecosystem? Loved reading about the physical structure of Abalone shells, and the way animals ate to heal themselves.

Janine Benyus shares nature’s designs and Biomimicry in action. Another thing I would call us is sleuths. Nov 21, Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it Shelves: Can we use perennials, which are self-fertilizing and self-weeding, instead of annuals as food crops? Lists with This Book.

Biomimicry @ 20: A conversation with Janine Benyus

The book mentions the buying and selling of pollution permits which had just gone into effect when the book was piblished as the ah-ha moment that was going to change industry, and now, looking back, we know that is biomimicty the case.

To ask other readers questions about Biomimicryplease sign up. Whenever I walked by that hung filing cabinet, I said, “Well, this is crazy. If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth.

The last part of this section was more sensible, talking about the most strategic way to discover bioomimicry many useful medical compounds as possible in the face of threatened extinctions.

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May 25, Julie is currently reading it. It discussed the way abalone shell and mussel byssuses are formed and how those could be mimicked.

I would think that the notion of a circular economy blomimicry play right into your hands. From Wes Jackson’s Land Institute that’s rethinking – and re-doing benyuz how grasses are grown in a way that rejuvenates the soil to scientists trying to simulate photosynthesis as a way to create energy, Biomimicry is riveting.


In many cases, these technologies are in plain sight: I am excited to look for updated material to see what pr 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. I’d like to think that they’ll be solving more complex problems than our computers today solve, where there is likely no “right” answer.

Really fascinating thinking and exciting to realize that there are more and more scientists who are starting to use this sort of technique. Bsnyus lot of the concepts that were talked about clearly haven’t worked, as bjomimicry we are 13 years later, and we are still destroying our environment at a sprinter’s clip.

It is about that. 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 28, Tariq rated it it was amazing Shelves: You learn that energy is valuable. Over time, it got to be four file folders. Well, it means a network of 52 countries with a common law. 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.