Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. Innovations, whether in farming, composite science, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature – Kindle edition by Janine M. Benyus. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or. Janine Benyus is the Co-founder of Biomimicry She is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired. Benyus has authored six books on biomimicry, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In this book she.

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Many of the promising technologies that the author touts here have fizzled and found themselves to be not worth pursuing. I want to like this book, and I agree with her underlying theses. The last part of the book is pretty dry philosophizing except for a biomimciry ideas such as companies that are taking back their products for recycling and laws requiring them to do so.

Just check out a DVD from the library or rent one from your local video store if you don’t believe me. 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”. Anyways, despite this book being a bit outdated, and despite a few sections of way-too-drawn-out-biology for my liking, I still really enjoyed this book.

Because, let’s face it, we don’t always take care of things that we don’t own. Lists with This Book. Oh, and there’s a TED talk. It is really interesting but also very scientific, which was never my strongest subject!!

The last section on conducting business was again a bit outdated. 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.

I went on a walking biomimicr recently with a reformed poacher-turned-bushman-tour-guide named Didi. 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.


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

Janine Benyus – Biomimicry

You can find out about that at The Biomimicry Institutewhich is our non-profit arm. The rainwater balls them away, pearls them away. I had to return it to the library before I was able to finish, but I consider my decent skim to constitute completion.

A inspiration for mankind. The dry paint has that bumpy structure. Now biomimicry is becoming one of the ways that engineers, product designers, and architects do their work. Science writer benuys lecturer Janine Benyus names and explains this phenomenon. And when a company is trying to develop, for example, a new way to package, we ask, how does nature contains liquids?

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Jul 30, Rebecca rated it really liked it. Didi mentioned that, in addition to smoking elephant dung! The author does bring out some good points about the drawbacks of conventional computing and there are some fantastic ideas, such as shape computing, evolving computer code, using a molecule from bacteria to compute based on light input, and solving difficult problems with tubes of DNA.

I have gained a deeper understanding into just how far we have strayed from a sustainable lifestyle as a species and how pressing and inevitble it is that we return to being one. Each chapter followed a similar structure: For instance, CD proliferation and population explosion are not really among our chief concerns any more.

If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. 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. See 2 questions about Biomimicry…. I loved the understanding that it is we humans who bestow the title of “computer” upon an object which in our case is a silicon based piece of electrical hardware.


The most exciting chapters, for me, were those on energy mimicking photosynthesis and medicine Big Pharma hunting for new meds in the rainforest. Don’t get me wrong, this book was hard to read. Yes, we have Spotify and electric rental cars, but they didn’t change big thing, unfortunately.

The book itself consists of a series of explorations that the author has into various aspects of bioengineering that seek to take what is best out of creation and apply it to human beings biomimciry novel contexts or ways. Before I read this book, the only thing Behyus knew of Biomimicry was from a short film on YouTube that piqued my interest.

The or so pages of this book are divided into eight chapters that ask why we are talking benyks biomimicry now, how we may feed ourselves in the future, how we will harness energy, how we will make things, how we will heal ourselves, how we will store what we learn, how will we conduct business, and where we will go from here.

I would say the book is a bit outdated. Jul 24, Olivia rated it really liked it. Innovation Inspired By Nature – Biomimicry 3.

Mar 12, Anggia Widhi rated it liked it. Some parts of it I found really interesting, some not enough developped or a little bit too far fetched, only full of descriptions of new developping technologies and some of them, according to wikipedia, finally failed or weren’t viable.