By Janine Benyus. First published in , this profound and accessible book details how science is studying nature’s best ideas to solve our toughest. 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. This profound and accessible book, written by Biomimicry co-founder Janine Benyus, details how designers and scientists are studying nature’s genius to.

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Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. The author traveled and talked with many key people. Archived from the original on Oct 17, Petite rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 15, Ali rated it it was amazing. 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.

They are revolutionising how we invent, compute, heal ourselves, harness energy, repair the environment, and feed the world. Benyus teaches interpretive writing, lectures at the University of Montanaand works towards restoring and protecting wild lands.

In one section of the book, she discussed how we may use materials janinee and quoted Brad Allenby: Quite an in-depth description of observing and studying nature more closely to solve human problems.

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It is at the time fascinating and book to see this optimism and will to change the world for the better. You know, cuz of ev’lution and all.

Jul 29, Hao Ca Vien rated it it was amazing. Preview — Biomimicry by Janine M.


For one, the tone of the author read janne someone who was proselytizing for a false religion, namely the heathen worship of the earth mother, which did not bode well for my enjoyment of the book as a whole. 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.

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Biomimidry book was the basis for a two hour TV special. Think of pest-free, regenerating and durable prairie landscapes instead of massive mono-crop agriculture. Paperbackpages. InBenyus co-founded a non-profit organization which launched AskNature. Really fascinating thinking and exciting to realize that there are more and more scientists who are starting to use this sort of technique.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Refresh and try again. Oct 18, BrandonCWalters rated it really liked it.

I’ve had a huge rapprochement with bio and nature lately, and this book really hit the spot. Innovation Inspired by Nature, ever since. Innovation Inspired By Nature.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired By Nature

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.

There is even a section on a certain type of monkey that seems to be able to choose the gender of their offspring by eating alkaline or bkok food during mating season. Biomimicry Benyus has authored six books on biomimicry, including Biomimicry: Boom were several technologies and practices mentioned that I didn’t know took inspiration from nature or simply just didn’t know they existed.

This book further reinforced the notion that as cliched as it sounds, we are a part of nature.


Just a good read! 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. However, I once again started to feel bogged down by the overload of biology that went with the concepts.

The chapter on computers drags a bit and composting should have played a more prominent role, but otherwise it’s a fascinating read. Plus I am irrationally annoyed when I read sentences like: The first section I absolutely loved, especially as I am really into sustainable agriculture. She serves on a number of land use committees 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.

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

So Benyus’s chapter on bio-medical research hunting for drugs in the rainforest – and even investing resources into preserving indigenous knowledge of which plants heal, etc.

That said, I was dying for an update; most of this stuff is 20 years out of date. Benyus lives in Stevensville, Montana. Her premise isn’t the standard concept of “biomimicry”: This books explains all aspects of science, from Biology to Chemistry and a little bit of Physics too.