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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If you think of things like leaves, that need to stay clean. InBenyus co-founded a non-profit organization which launched AskNature. Want to Read saving…. Many of the promising technologies that the author touts here have fizzled and found themselves to be not worth pursuing.
Benyus could have done a better job of bridging the gap between nature and technology. It needs no backlighting, because it uses layers and the ambient light to create the different color pixels to your eye. 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.
Open Preview See a Problem? Innovation Inspired by Nature. And I am glad I did. I also think that her overly-effusive descriptions of the wisdom of native peoples borders on condescension.
Can we use perennials, which are self-fertilizing and self-weeding, instead of annuals as food crops? Biomimicry is largely happening in the subtleties of biology, so be prepared for a heavy dose of biochemistry. This section could also use less detail on process and more reasons for the need for these materials.
And even when the author is right to criticize selfishness and destructiveness, the author is wrong to worship creation without any regard or respect for God’s ways and laws, and that is simply unacceptable. 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
The book Biomimicry was written in and the science is a nenyus stale, but the idea is still very interesting. Design What Apple needs to fix in and beyond Co. Don’t get me wrong, this book was hard to read.
This is the difficult truth: Jul 30, Rebecca rated it really liked it. Archived from the original on If we decide to enclose ourselves within concrete walls, ny have only temporarily separated ourselves. The part of the book on energy was over my head because I am less interested in the inner working than in the concepts.
Her premise isn’t the standard concept of “biomimicry”: For instance, take a peacock feather. How will we feed ourselves? Oct 17, Petite rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 is very, very powerful. We have much to learn and this book drives the point home by elucidating the amazing ways of nature that we could decide to emulate instead of tromp upon.
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus
Nov 21, Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was informative but, unfortunately, was not overly so on the topic of biomimicry. Perhaps the weakest chapter was the final one, examining business and economics “like a redwood forest”. To ask other readers questions about Biomimicryplease sign up. What are some of the best examples of biomimicry? Benyus teaches interpretive writing, lectures at the University of Montanaand works towards restoring and protecting wild lands.
I loved biomjmicry understanding that it is we humans who bestow the title of “computer” upon an biomimixry which in our case is a silicon based piece of electrical hardware.
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The second thing is that this book is a little outdated; no fault of the author, just my fault for not reading it until 13 years after it was first bkomimicry.
In this book she develops the basic thesis that human beings should consciously emulate nature’s genius in their designs. Sep 19, Steve Voiles rated it it was amazing Shelves: Using hacks that evolution developed over its history. Just check out a DVD from the library or rent one from your local video store if you don’t believe me. The section of the book on foo 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.
The Land Institute, http: Think of pest-free, regenerating and durable prairie landscapes instead of massive mono-crop agriculture. The last part of bioimmicry section was more sensible, talking about bebyus most strategic way to discover as many jxnine medical compounds as possible in the face of threatened extinctions. It is a duty upon us to dial back our transgressions we have enacted since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution in order to make this planet a safe, healthy and habitable place to live for our descendents to come.