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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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There might be another way to create the color blue. They knew that life knows how to do circular design.

Biomimicry @ 20: A conversation with Janine Benyus

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Well, it means a network of 52 countries with a common law. What led you to write “Biomimicry” in the first place? It talked about finding natural medicines by watching how animals heal themselves; what they eat when they have a parasite infection for example. This is the difficult truth: I went on a walking safari recently with a reformed poacher-turned-bushman-tour-guide named Didi.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

This means that some of the ideas she has or predictions she made never did pan out the way she hopes, which almost puts the bebyus into some new reality where the present is still the future.

Return to Book Page. If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. Additionally, I thought the chapter on computing was a bit odd.

To ask other readers questions about Biomimicryplease sign up. The section on how will we make things again had some interesting ideas again had some fascinating concepts, benus talking about how mussels adhere to rocks underwater and how spider silk is stronger than steel yet made without intense heat, pressure, or nasty chemicals. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The most exciting chapters, for me, were those on energy mimicking photosynthesis and medicine Big Pharma hunting for bikmimicry meds in the rainforest.


A lot of the concepts that boomimicry talked about clearly haven’t worked, as here we are 13 years later, and we are still destroying our environment at a sprinter’s clip. Janine Benyus shares nature’s designs and Biomimicry in action. I think a lot of people are grappling with that right now: Just check out a DVD from the library or rent one from your local video store if you don’t believe me.

It is really interesting but also very scientific, which was never my strongest subject!! From Wes Jackson’s Land Institute that’s rethinking – and re-doing – how grasses are grown in a way that rejuvenates the soil to scientists trying to simulate photosynthesis as a way to This book was a revelation for me.

But the science that has come out benyjs not in the public vernacular. Over time, it got to be four file folders.

I would say the book is a bit outdated. Which is just mind-blowing in benyjs of itself; can we take a moment to marvel at natural selection?

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 would think that the biomimicrry of a circular economy would play right into your hands. This book was the basis for a two hour TV special. Jun 18, Anna-karin rated it liked it.

Everyone should read this, its a great general study on the field. For instance, people were asking for years and years, “How do we reduce the amount of carbon in our products?

Every class of organism. They are revolutionising how we invent, compute, heal ourselves, harness energy, repair the environment, and feed the world. Quite often it was a bit more than I was comfortable going through.

We turn it into a functional question: Want to Read Currently Biimimicry Read. Instead biommimicry going to depth of the problem, analysing it, the author proposes a journey through a possible utopia which is offered by biomimicry.


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Innovation Inspired by Nature. The Blossoming of Biomimicry. The book is split into several sections, each answering a question of how we will tackle an obstacle of our life if we no longer follow the rules of a modern society, but instead follow only the rules of nature. My favorite chapter of this book. After reading it, there are many advancements that have been developed since then and a second book could easily be made with the new technologies.

I would say the same thing. She was doing her Ph. Just a good read! How would nature recover fresh water from salt water? Reading about how monkeys and rats manage to balance their diets according to their environments was fascinating too, how ironic that we are the most ‘advanced’ species on the planet yet other species do with ease what we are increasingly struggling to do?

This book was a revelation for me. We call ourselves BADT — biologists at the design table.

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If you go back to the original circular economy document, the McKinsey document PDFthere were two fundamental pieces of work that they based circular economy on, one of which was biomimicry. Brilliant curation of stories to begin twisting your thoughts in the direction of bio-mimicry. Nov 05, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s a great introduction to biomimicry and how we can not only evolve, but become more in tune with nature to optimize and sustain the lifestyles we live today in hopes of preserving that for generations to come.

Reading this book was depressing.