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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And even when the author is right to criticize selfishness and destructiveness, the author is wrong to worship creation without any regard or respect for God’s ways and laws, and that is simply unacceptable.

Benyus teaches interpretive writing, lectures at the University of Montana, and works towards restoring and protecting wild lands. These are all questions that we will likely be presented with in the forseeable future if we continue to pollute and use resources at current rates.

They ate wildrye because they were starving because their normal crops had failed. After having finished this it, I feel overwhelmed by the new vision which compliments my sight. Jun 28, Tariq rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. 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.

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Jul 24, Olivia rated it really liked it. Innovation Inspired by Nature.

Biomimicry, an excellently written survey, goes through with a fine tooth comb the technologies and processes which are biomimetic in nature. The cure for cancer may lie in an undiscovered plant being burnt in the amazon for agricultural purposes. Reading this book was depressing. Oh, and there’s a TED talk. In many cases, these technologies are in plain benus 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 janne building method’s and sustainability strategies.


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

Granted, I am overly sensitive in both of these categories, and these attitudes, though they are present in the book, show up very rarely.

The last part of the book is pretty dry philosophizing except for a few ideas such boo companies that are taking back their products for recycling and laws requiring them to do so.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I enjoyed it because it encourages the reader to question current human practices, in that we tend to fight nature versus seek out potential synergy with it.

I also think that her overly-effusive descriptions of the wisdom of native peoples borders on condescension. You don’t realize until halfway through that the book was written in the s – kind of amazing, given that it feels so fresh and crazy and revolutionary! Dec 23, T. Because, let’s face it, we don’t always take care of things that we don’t own.

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

How will we heal ourselves was awesome. Just check out a DVD from the library or rent one from your local video store if you don’t believe me. It talked about finding natural medicines by watching how animals heal themselves; what they eat when they have a parasite infection for example. The book is inspiring for those with the love of biology and engineering. Benyus is criticized for not getting all the technical details right as she Janine Benyus takes biomimjcry into the lab and out in the field with the maverick researchers who are discovering natures ingenious The book Biomimicry was written in and the science is a little stale, but the idea is still very interesting.


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My library Help Advanced Book Search. This summer, I decided it was going to be a priority for my summer reading list, and it is the bikmimicry one that I get to cross off.

Benyus has authored six behyus on biomimicryincluding Biomimicry: This was where I started to feel like I was in a time warp, as she talked about the biological computers and suggested that early version may be available in the next 5 years or so Ultimately, what this book says is less important and blameworthy than its approach. I want to like this book, and I agree with her underlying theses. She instead posits that over billions of years, nature has developed vastly superio The first chapter of this book should be mandatory curriculum bok The last section on conducting business was again a bit outdated.

Dec 07, Nathan Albright rated it did not like it Shelves: Yes, we have Spotify and electric rental cars, but they didn’t change big thing, unfortunately. The Land Institute, http: Benyus is the author of four books in the life sciences, including Beastly Behaviors: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Reading about how monkeys jnine 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?

That wording is the sort of institutional bias that runs rampant in this book, and in many other books and magazines in the future-utopia genre, and it never fails to irritate me, in exactly the same way that the phrase “unborn people” irritates me.