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. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – taking advantage of Science writer and lecturer Janine Benyus names and explains this. Biomimicry is a revolutionary new science that analyzes nature’s best ideas– spider Janine Benyus takes us into the lab and out in the field with the maverick.

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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.

The section of the book on foo Biomimicry has an interesting idea and the author did a lot of research, but it would be better without nearly as much detail about how proposed processes work. That said, I was dying for an update; most of this stuff is 20 years out of date. A inspiration for mankind. This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat It is at the time fascinating and sad to see this optimism and will to change the world for the better.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired By Nature – Janine M. Benyus – Google Books

It is really interesting but also very scientific, which was never my benyyus subject!! The most exciting chapters, for me, were those on energy mimicking photosynthesis and medicine Big Pharma hunting for new meds in the rainforest. Biomimicry Benyus has authored six books on biomimicry, including Biomimicry: Benyus is an American natural sciences writer, innovation consultant, and author. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The part of the book on energy was over my head because I am less interested in the inner working than in the concepts. Benyus is criticized for not getting all the technical details right as she There were several technologies and practices mentioned that I didn’t know took inspiration from nature or simply just didn’t know they existed.

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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. Innovation Inspired by Nature. Benyus born in New Jersey is an American natural sciences writer, innovation consultant, and author. Mar 12, Anggia Widhi rated it liked it. Sep 06, Egle Ghhe rated it really liked it. Yes, we have Spotify and electric rental cars, but they didn’t change big thing, unfortunately.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. However, I once again started to feel bogged down by the overload of biology that went with the concepts.

I went on a walking safari recently with a reformed poacher-turned-bushman-tour-guide named Didi. In one section of the book, she discussed how we may use materials sparingly and quoted Brad Allenby: The answers are there for the finding, poemlike in their elegance and economy.

Retrieved from ” https: This book is an eye opener for those who may not be aware of progress has been made inspired by nature. One can see in the twenty years between this book’s publishing and today that those of the author’s ilk are much less confident about their ability to persuade people to change their ways to adopt what would now be called a more “sustainable” lifestyle without government coercion. 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.

I would say the book is a bit outdated.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature – Janine M. Benyus – Google Books

The first chapter of this book should be mandatory curriculum in Benyus could have done a better job of bridging the gap between nature and technology.

After having finished this it, I feel overwhelmed by the new vision which compliments my sight. I wish there was an updated version of this book – 20 years changes a jamine.


The book is inspiring for those with the love of biology and engineering. My favorite chapter of this book. 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.

Science stands on its own, but choosing soothing words to support your ideas is putting the prop in propaganda. Janine Benyus takes us into the lab and out in the field with the maverick researchers who are discovering natures ingenious Can we use perennials, which are self-fertilizing and self-weeding, instead of annuals as food crops? 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. 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.

Dec 26, Angela rated it really bengus it Shelves: The author traveled and talked with many key people. She lives in Stevensville, Montana.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

What was even more perplexing to me is the fact that, after all this technological talk, Benyus wrapped up the book by talking about how we should get back to nature, Iroquois style. 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.

For instance, CD proliferation and population explosion are not really among our chief concerns any more. Return to Book Page.