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. Janine Benyus is the Co-founder of Biomimicry She is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired. Janine Benyus for Center for Biologically Inspired Design. “Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate)is a new science that studies.

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Benyus has authored six books on biomimicryincluding Biomi,icry Some might call the book outdated, but I feel it’s decent to begin the chapter of acceptance that we humans are not the best designers after all. I’ve had a huge rapprochement with bio and nature lately, and this book really hit the spot.

Just a good read! Dec 23, T. I was in my office in Oakland, California. Biomimicry Benyus has authored six books on biomimicry, including Biomimicry: My favorite chapter of this book. Mar 12, Anggia Widhi rated it liked it.

Biomimicry @ 20: A conversation with Janine Benyus

Buildings Inspired by Nature. How will we feed ourselves? The Blossoming of Biomimicry. I wrote it on the tab.

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Everything from the technical product or process challenge, all the way up to organizational challenges, how we network ourselves together. The or so pages of this book are divided into eight chapters that ask why we are talking about 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 biomi,icry, and where we will go from here.

This felt like the most fuzzy and underdeveloped chapter, lacking in the passion and clarity which Benyus imbued in the others. The book is inspiring for those biomimicy the love of biology and engineering.


It was about science, and I was shocked that the world read it. In many cases, these technologies are benyux plain sight: What are the rules of self-organization?

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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. I think a lot of people are grappling with that right now: 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.

I also think that her overly-effusive descriptions of the wisdom of native peoples borders on condescension. The basic premise is that we should be looking towards nature to solve all of our most pressing problems: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Think of pest-free, regenerating and durable prairie landscapes instead of massive mono-crop agriculture. As the book says, we are part of nature, somwhere between the ant and the mountain. What of the other biological ‘computers’ in nature bjomimicry ‘compute’ thousands upon thousands of times faster and quicker?

Another thing I would call us is sleuths. She was doing her Ph.

Before I read this book, the only thing I knew of Biomimicry biomimircy from a short film on YouTube that piqued my interest. This is a must read if you are a designer, artist or lover of science.

I am happy I read it and definitely feel I have benefitted.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.


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.

For some reason this includes why detergent molecules came to replace CFCs in making Styrofoam. I went on a walking safari recently with a reformed poacher-turned-bushman-tour-guide named Didi.

Reading this book was depressing. The 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.

This book requires too much reading for what you get out of it. Oct 18, BrandonCWalters rated it really liked it. In this book she develops the basic thesis that human beings should consciously emulate nature’s genius in their designs.

Having finished this book, I feel justified in my own personal awe and wonder in how trees, plants and animals thrive in ways that we are too theoretically advanced but practically primitive to understand. The first chapter of this book should be mandatory curriculum in Dec 07, Nathan Albright rated it did not like it Shelves: Each chapter talks about a different aspect of life as we know it, and how animals, plants and processes in nature handle these very things.

It talked about bionimicry natural medicines by watching how animals heal themselves; what they eat when they have a parasite infection for example. How do we do net-positive products?