Biomimicry is a revolutionary new science that analyzes nature’s best ideas– spider silk and eyes, seashells and brain cells, photosynthesis and DNA–and. Biomimicry is the quest for innovation inspired by nature. In Biomimicry, science writer Janine M. Benyus names and explains this phenomenon that has been. If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – taking advantage .
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Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Benyus No preview available – My library Help Advanced Book Search. I’d like to think that they’ll be solving more complex problems than our computers today solve, where there is likely no “right” answer.
Benyus names and explains this phenomenon that has been unfolding in all the science disciplines. Benyus teaches interpretive writing, lectures at the University of Montana, and works towards restoring and protecting wild lands.
Don’t get me jnine, this book was hard to read. The basic premise is that we should be looking towards nature to boomimicry all of our most pressing problems: Moreover, we are barely able to map how photosynthesis works on an atomic level – we have a long way to go.
Benyus is criticized for not inpired all the technical details right as she Benyus Limited preview – Jul 23, Apoorv Gupta rated it really liked it. Account Options Sign in.
Nov 21, Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it Shelves: She serves on a number of land use committees Janine M.
Sep 06, Egle Ghhe rated it really liked it. They are revolutionising how we invent, compute, heal ourselves, harness energy, repair the environment, and feed the world. Can we m.benyis perennials, which are self-fertilizing and self-weeding, instead of annuals as food crops?
Didi mentioned that, in addition to smoking elephant dung! Perhaps the weakest chapter was the final one, examining business and economics “like a redwood forest”.
Benyus is the author of four books in the life sciences, including Beastly Behaviors: She lives in Stevensville, Montana. 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.
While there’s certainly nothing wrong with her vision, I think her intended innovatioh of carrying it out is faulty at best. The book is inspiring for those with the love of biology and engineering.
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus
I also think that her overly-effusive descriptions of the wisdom of native peoples borders on condescension. This book further reinforced the notion that as cliched as it sounds, we are a part of nature. Think of pest-free, regenerating and durable prairie landscapes instead of massive mono-crop agriculture.
Viewing creation as a model, measure, and mentor, the author praises shamans and holds to the ridiculous myths of noble savages that have been around since at least the French Enlightenment of the 18th century. This was where I started to feel like I was in a time warp, as she talked about the biological computers and suggested that early version may be available in the next 5 years or so Good examples and context.
I was introduced to the work of Janine Benyus by a student of mine about a year and a half ago, and have been meaning to read this book, Biomimicry: In many cases, these technologies are in plain sight: 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. Benyus Quill- Biomimicry – pages 1 Review https: These are all questions that we will likely be presented with in the forseeable future if we continue to pollute and inslired resources at current rates.
Loved reading about the physical structure of Abalone shells, and the way animals ate to heal themselves.