If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – taking advantage . Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – taking advantage of Science writer and lecturer Janine Benyus names and explains this. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Janine M. Benyus and others published Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature }.

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May 24, Marcy rated it really liked it.

I am trying to finish this book. 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 not the case.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired By Nature

Initial chapters on Agriculture and Sunlight didnt intrest me as much as the workings of Computers and the Brain or Diet did, but this was just my personal preference.

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.

Using hacks that evolution developed over its history. In one section of the book, she discussed how we may use materials sparingly and quoted Brad Allenby: Each chapter talks about a different aspect of life as we know it, and how animals, plants and processes in nature handle these very things.


I wish there was an updated version of this book – 20 years changes a lot. Biomimicry is largely happening in the subtleties of biology, so be prepared for a heavy dose of biochemistry. Don’t get me wrong, this book was hard to read.

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benjus This book was a revelation for me. The chapter on computers drags a bit and composting should have played a more prominent role, but otherwise it’s a fascinating read.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This book is an eye opener for those who may kanine be aware of progress has been made inspired by nature. We have much to learn innovation this book drives the point home by elucidating the amazing ways of nature that we could decide to emulate instead of tromp upon.

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. This book was the basis for a two hour TV special.

All in all, though, I would really recommend this book as an eye-opener for changing our views on growing food, harnessing energy, medicine, and many other basic human needs. Sep 19, Steve Voiles rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quite often it was a bit more than I was comfortable going through. Yet Benyus occasionally loses sight of the fact that the nature we see today is the result of 3. There is also a part about making materials like spider silk and rhinoceros horn.


Moreover, we are barely able to map how innovatipn works on an atomic level – we have a long way to go.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired By Nature – Biomimicry

Biomimicru 17, Lizzy rated it liked it. Everything else around your house would be leased as a service. He also mentioned certain plants being known to have medicinal properties. You know, cuz of ev’lution and all.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

We are not separate from it. It discussed the way abalone shell and mussel byssuses are formed and how those could be mimicked. I’ve had a huge rapprochement with bio and nature lately, and this book really hit the spot.

After having finished this it, I feel overwhelmed by the new vision which compliments my sight. I loved the author’s writing style full of imagery, interesting phrasing, and story-like progressionbut a good portion of the book was over my head. The last section on conducting business was again a bit outdated.