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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I think some of the intensive details coul This book is an eye opener for those who may not be aware of progress has been made inspired by nature.

Nov 05, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: Benyus teaches interpretive writing, lectures at the University of Montana, and works towards restoring and protecting wild lands. Jul 23, Apoorv Gupta rated it really liked it. Sep 23, Aadeshnpn rated it really liked it.

There were several technologies and practices mentioned that I didn’t know took inspiration from nature or simply just didn’t know they existed. There is no such thing as a permament separation for as long as we reside on this planet. I would say the book is a bit outdated.

Benyus has authored six books on biomimicryincluding Biomimicry: It is engineering, biology, and philosophy wrapped up into one. Can we grow food in polycultures? Think of pest-free, regenerating and durable prairie landscapes instead of massive mono-crop agriculture. Oct 18, BrandonCWalters rated it really liked it. The second section which focused on harnessing energy, however, made me realize that she is a biologist and I am notand although the overall information was interesting, there was a whole lot of detail on the process of photosynthesis way more than I care to remember.


What of the other biological ‘computers’ in nature that ‘compute’ thousands upon thousands of times faster and quicker? Added to this was the inability of the author to recognize fundamental truths about design and creation that were staring her in the face and that were pain I want to make it plain at the outset that I did not like this book.

The book Biomimicry was written in and the science is a little stale, but the idea is still benyua interesting. The last part of the book is pretty dry philosophizing except for a few ideas such as companies that are taking back their products for recycling and laws requiring them to do so. Some might call the book outdated, but I feel it’s decent to begin the chapter of acceptance that we biommicry are not the best designers after all.

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HarperCollinsMay 21, – Science – pages. Instead of going to depth of the problem, analysing it, the author proposes a journey through a possible utopia which is offered by biomimicry.

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You should still pick up this book. 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. Janine Benyus janiine nature’s designs and Biomimicry in action.


She serves on a number of land use committees Janine M. 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. My favorite chapter of this book. Jainne trivia or quizzes yet.

This book was a revelation for me. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with her vision, I think her intended method of carrying it out is faulty at best. I also think that her overly-effusive descriptions of the wisdom of native peoples borders on condescension.

Which is just mind-blowing in and of itself; can we take a moment to marvel at natural selection?

Janine Benyus – Biomimicry

In this book she develops the basic thesis that human beings should consciously emulate nature’s genius in their designs. Everything else around your house would be leased as a service.

Brilliant curation of stories to begin twisting your thoughts in the direction of bio-mimicry. The author traveled and talked with many key people. All in all, this can be a very tough book to read if you’re not especially scientifically minded, but if you persevere and understand the message it vy very, very powerful.