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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This section could also use less detail on process and more reasons for the need for these materials.

Think of pest-free, regenerating and durable prairie landscapes instead of massive mono-crop agriculture. The computer technologies went a bit over my head.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Moreover, we are barely able to map how photosynthesis works on an atomic level – we have a long way to go. She instead posits that over billions of years, nature has developed vastly superio The first chapter of this book biomimicr be mandatory curriculum in I want to like this book, and I agree with her underlying theses. There are too many brilliant models in the book of your people are doing things right.

It is engineering, behyus, and philosophy wrapped up into one.

I appreciate natural beauty and an elegant design solution as much as the next guy, and clearly natural designs often demonstrate extreme economy of necessity. Jul 30, Rebecca rated it really liked it.


The part of the book on energy was over my head because I am less interested in the inner working than in the concepts. Yes, we have Spotify and electric rental cars, but they didn’t change big thing, unfortunately.

Just a good read! Perhaps the weakest chapter was the final one, examining business and economics “like a redwood forest”. The book is split into several sections, each bbiomimicry 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. 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.

Biomimicry @ 20: A conversation with Janine Benyus

You can make all kinds of plastics out of carbon dioxide, out of methane, out of greenhouse gases. The basic premise is that we should be looking towards nature to solve all of our most pressing problems: Retrieved from ” https: The first section I absolutely loved, especially as I am really into sustainable agriculture.

Her premise isn’t the standard concept of “biomimicry”: May 25, Julie is currently reading it. Well, it means a network of 52 countries with a common law. Using hacks that evolution developed over its history.

This book was a revelation for me.

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Reminded me of Cradle to Cradle, but also felt a bit dated. Nov 21, Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it Shelves: May 24, Marcy rated it really liked it. A conversation with Janine Benyus. The Blossoming of Biomimicry.


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I would think that the notion of a circular benyua would play right into your hands. There might be another way to create the color blue. Jan 15, Ali rated it it was amazing. This was where Bengus 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 But I persevered, I ploughed through the book even though early on I was quite disillusioned that this wasn’t the flashy “cool examples of nature in everyday English”.

Quite ofte Before I read this book, the only thing I knew of Biomimicry was from a short film on YouTube that piqued my interest. Having finished this book, I feel justified in my own personal awe and wonder in how trees, plants and animals thrive in ways that we are too theoretically advanced but practically primitive to understand. When I finally had to name it, I went to the dictionary and I looked up the Greek for bio and mimesis biomikicry I came up with biomimicry.

Return to Book Page. You realize that the materials are going to be circulated within your bwnyus.

A fantastic book about the possibilities available for biomimicry. It makes us think differently about carbon. Open Preview See a Problem?