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 }.

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Jul 24, Olivia rated it really liked it. Plus I am irrationally annoyed when I read sentences like: They are revolutionising how we invent, compute, heal ourselves, harness energy, repair the environment, and feed the world.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired By Nature

Janine Benyus shares nature’s designs and Biomimicry in action. View all 4 comments. It’s a great introduction to biomimicry and how we can not only evolve, but become more in tune with nature to optimize and sustain hature lifestyles we live today in hopes of preserving that for generations to come. The part of the book on energy was over my head because I am less bimoimicry in the inner working than in the concepts.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired By Nature – Biomimicry

While there’s certainly nothing wrong with her vision, I think her intended method of carrying it out is faulty at best. This summer, I decided it was going to be a priority for my summer reading list, and it is the first one that I get to cross off.

However, I once again started to feel bogged down by the overload of biology that went with the concepts. Quite ofte Before I read this book, the only thing I knew of Biomimicry was from a short film on YouTube that piqued my interest. 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.


She mentions permaculture, the way of farming that tries to mimic a nature ecosystem, as well as Masanobu Fukuoka’s One Straw Revolution also on my summer reading listwhich is a farming method that involves little human manipulation. Jun 28, Tariq rated it it was amazing Shelves: Fascinating new angle to look at the nature!

This is the difficult truth: 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 janiine heal ourselves, how we will store what we learn, how will we conduct business, and where we will go from here.

But I persevered, I ploughed through janinee book even though early on I was quite disillusioned that this wasn’t the flashy “cool examples of nature in everyday English”.

I understood the basic concepts she was getting at, but some of the higher-level scientific jargon or in-depth explanations kind of deterred me from finishing it as quickly as I could have. Sep 23, Aadeshnpn rated it really liked it. Most of the chapters consist of the author attempting to digest the literature of speculation and research and looking for salvation in the efforts of scientists to copy God’s creation.

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Jul 23, Apoorv Gupta rated it really liked it. The second section which focused on harnessing energy, however, made me innovxtion 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.

This felt like the most fuzzy and underdeveloped chapter, lacking in the passion and clarity which Benyus imbued in the others. However, I tire fairly easily of the patronizing tone of the “environmentally enlightened” and do not enjoy when authors shrug off religious ideas as if they inspirer relics.


Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

I would say the book is a bit outdated. I am excited to look for updated material to see what progress we’ve made in the last decade! You should still pick up this book. The result is that although I am not professing to be a born again scientist, I have broadened and slightly deepend my understanding of how and why basic processes such as Photosynthesis are so inspkred to us.

He also mentioned certain plants being known to have medicinal properties. Quite often it was a bit more than I was comfortable going through.

What was even more perplexing to me is the fact that, after all this technological talk, Benyus wrapped up the innovatiion by talking about how we should get back to nature, Iroquois style.

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 published.

Human’s defy nature by creating products and bjomimicry that do not naturally breakdown in a cycle that support life instead of endangering it. Mar 12, Anggia Widhi rated it liked it. 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. There have not been enough psychological studies on ownership to assume that everyone will function successfully in such a world without creating even more waste.

She serves on a number of land use committees in her rural county, and is president of Living Education, a nonprofit dedicated to place-based living and learning.