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 }.

Author: JoJor Kitaur
Country: French Guiana
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Science
Published (Last): 19 February 2010
Pages: 143
PDF File Size: 9.22 Mb
ePub File Size: 19.25 Mb
ISBN: 791-4-27632-600-3
Downloads: 82434
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Arashikora

The book Biomimicry was written in and the science is a little stale, but the idea is still very interesting. Descriptions of the people working in this field are the 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. Books by Janine M. This book was a revelation for me.

So Benyus’s chapter on bio-medical research hunting for drugs in the rainforest – and even investing resources into preserving indigenous knowledge of which plants heal, etc.

See 2 questions about Biomimicry…. Innovation Inspired by Nature, ever since. 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.

Fascinating new angle to look at the nature! With Benyus’s humor and wit you will find this compendium of technologies very palatable and informational if not inspiring; be forewarned there is a good amount of information in this book, do take a week to read it for maximum enjoyment! 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.

Benyus is at her best describing the elegance of certain natural processes and how scientists in some fields are using nature as a model and nature as mentor.


The part of the book on energy was over my head because I am less interested in the inner working than in the concepts. Which is just mind-blowing in and of itself; can we take a moment to marvel at natural selection?

Janine Benyus: Biomimicry’s surprising lessons from nature’s engineers | TED Talk

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 henyus nature. Think of pest-free, regenerating and durable prairie landscapes instead of massive mono-crop agriculture. The author’s approach, though, that we should ispired scarcity, worship nature, and accept some kind of technocratic government ruled by unaccountable scientific elites who adopt some sort of socialistic system is shared by many others, and no amount of specific debunking of this or that technology is going to change the fact that the author wishes to drastically reshape our society and whether it is done through the choice to unspired contemporary ways made freely by people or by coercion when they do not move far or quickly enough, the author’s ulterior motives are the same.

This book is an eye opener for those who may not be aware of progress has been made inspired by nature. Sep 23, Aadeshnpn rated it really liked it.

Foodstuff and energy production innovatiom support humans require a vast excess, because we are, fundamentally, parasites on our foodstuffs and our energy sources, and with the population pressure we have, there aren’t any natural processes that can sustain themselves and us too. While I am not scientifically illiterate, I certaily don’t have an in depth understanding of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

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 create energy, Biomimicry is riveting.

Because, let’s face it, we don’t always take care of things that we don’t own. Quite often it was a bit more than I was comfortable going through. Human’s defy nature by creating products and substances that do not naturally breakdown in a cycle ibomimicry support life instead of endangering it.


Great concepts, but much of what she preaches feels like old news by now. She basically touches on the main points of negative externalities, and trying to embed social and environmental costs into market prices, and the role of government in doing that, but it just felt uninspired and a bit blah.

How will we nafure ourselves? Loved reading about the physical structure of Abalone shells, and the way animals ate to heal themselves. Throughout its history, the contemporary environmental movement as well as the sort of futurist tendencies that the author demonstrates has been less about means and more about ends.

innovxtion Really fascinating thinking and exciting to realize that there are more and more scientists who are starting to use this ins;ired of technique. Reading this book was depressing.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired By Nature

This book was the basis for a two hour TV special. How will we heal ourselves was awesome. From Wes Jackson’s Land Institute that’s biomimlcry – 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. Sep 06, Egle Ghhe rated it really liked it.