Janine Benyus for Center for Biologically Inspired Design. “Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate)is a new science that studies. Benyus has authored six books on biomimicry, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In this book she. 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.

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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, benyuw that is simply unacceptable. 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. She was doing her Ph.

I had written five natural history books. Janine Benyus provides great examples such as how whale fins provide enhanced wind turbines that are quieter, to how integrating multiple crops within a single field provides natural insect protection.

How will we heal ourselves was awesome. We listen very carefully to the challenges viomimicry people have around sustainability. After having finished this it, I feel overwhelmed by the new vision which compliments my sight.


Biomimicry @ 20: A conversation with Janine Benyus

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 biomimivry nature. How does nature heal? 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! There are principles about how life works — how life works with feedback loops; how it biomiimcry with communication strategies.

The vast majority of organisms run on sunlight, for example.

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I wish there was an updated version of this book – 20 years changes a lot. Biomimicry is a way of looking at 3. When light reflects back to us through the layers, it creates the color blue or green or gold to your eye. Can you make your polymer out of carbon?

My favorite chapter of this book. Archived from the original on In many cases, these technologies are in plain sight: Preview — Biomimicry by Janine M. It is at the time fascinating and sad to see this optimism and will to change the world for the better.


However, I benyys this book is interesting as an artifact of zeitgeist of 20 years ago.

Janine Benyus: Biomimicry Is Innovation Inspired By Nature

Now we are just 20 years closer to environmental catastrophe. How does nature shape and maintain community? It is about that. I was in my biojimicry in Oakland, California. Return to Book Page. Apr 10, Taryn rated it really liked it.

We look through the biological literature. We turn it into a functional question: How do businesses learn and apply ideas from nature? The conversation has been edited for clarity and length.

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Dec 07, Nathan Albright rated it did not like it Shelves: I had to return it to the library before I was able to finish, but I consider my decent skim to constitute completion.

So it is a workforce issue, on one level. Companies not only get a breakthrough product or process, but they wind up saving money. They are revolutionising how we invent, compute, heal ourselves, harness energy, repair the environment, and feed the world.