If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – taking advantage . Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – taking advantage of Science writer and lecturer Janine Benyus names and explains this. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Janine M. Benyus and others published Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature }.

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Some might call the book outdated, but I feel it’s decent to begin the chapter of acceptance that we humans are not the best designers after all.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

You don’t realize until halfway through that the book was written in the s – kind of amazing, given that i I’ve had a huge rapprochement with bio and nature lately, and this book really hit the spot. Because, let’s face it, we don’t always take care of things that we don’t own.

A inspiration for mankind.

Refresh and try again. After having finished this it, I feel overwhelmed by the new vision which compliments my sight.

Which is just mind-blowing in and of itself; can we take a moment to marvel at natural selection? Descriptions of the people working in this field are inzpired kind of thing that usually bring a subject to life, but this time there are too many and too many technical details of things, including ones in the experimental stages that may or may not work out.

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Perhaps the weakest chapter was the final one, examining business and economics “like a redwood forest”. I enjoy reading all the gee-whiz almost-there projects that are going to supplant petroleum-based agriculture, energy, and the like, any day now.


Plus I am irrationally annoyed when I read sentences inspiired Can we grow food in polycultures? Boimimicry section on how will we make things again had some interesting ideas again had some fascinating concepts, like talking about how mussels adhere to rocks underwater and how spider silk is stronger than steel yet made without intense heat, pressure, or nasty chemicals.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired By Nature

Viewing creation as a model, measure, and mentor, inapired author praises shamans and holds to the ridiculous myths of noble savages that have been around since at least innovtaion French Enlightenment of the 18th century. The result is that although I am not professing to be a born again scientist, I have broadened and slightly deepend my understanding of how and why basic processes such as Photosynthesis are so amazing to us.

Jul 29, Hao Ca Vien rated it it was amazing. Sep 06, Egle Ghhe rated it really liked it. He also mentioned certain plants being known to have medicinal properties.

This is a must read if you are a designer, artist or lover of science. Paperbackpages. Given that the reader continually harps on the high level of design and skill it takes merely to mimic creation, it is striking that she is entirely blind to the intelligence and skill it took to create the same facets of plant innovwtion animal life that she views with such rapturous pleasure.

For one, the tone of the author read like 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.

Now we are just 20 years closer to environmental catastrophe. However, I once again started to feel bogged down by the overload of biology that went with the concepts.


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. Nov 21, Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it Shelves: From Wes Jackson’s Land Institute that’s rethinking – and re-doing – how grasses are grown in a way that rejuvenates the soil to scientists trying to simulate photosynthesis as a way to This book was a revelation for me.

Biomimicry is largely happening in the subtleties of biology, so be prepared for a heavy dose of biochemistry.

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I started to feel like this chapter was long and drawn out and found my attention span waivering. The book Biomimicry was written in and the science is a little stale, but the idea is still very interesting.

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

A lot of the concepts that were talked about clearly haven’t worked, as here we are 13 years later, and we are still destroying our environment at a sprinter’s clip.

The last section on conducting business was again a bit outdated. Loved reading about the physical structure of Abalone shells, and the way animals ate to heal themselves. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Each chapter followed a similar structure: Oct 18, BrandonCWalters rated it really liked it.

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