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 teaches interpretive writing, lectures at the University of Montana, and works towards restoring and protecting wild lands.

Everyone should read this, its a great general study on the field. I wrote it on the tab.

This means that some of the ideas she has or predictions she made never did pan out the way she hopes, which almost puts the reader into some new reality where the present is still the future.

May 25, Julie is currently reading it.

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I think a lot of people are grappling with that right now: This is the difficult truth: NC by Janine M. The author’s approach, though, that we should celebrate scarcity, worship nature, and accept some kind of technocratic government ruled by unaccountable scientific elites who adopt some sort of socialistic system is shared by many others, bsnyus no amount bemyus specific debunking of this or that technology is going to change the fact that the author wishes to drastically reshape our society and whether it is done through the choice to reject contemporary ways made freely by people or by coercion when they do not move far or quickly enough, the author’s ulterior motives are the same.

We humans were hitting the same limits that organisms have already hit, and that already figured out how to dance within those limits — being as efficient as you can with energy, working or bartering for everything you get. Good examples and context. How do you have your product sequester carbon biomimicrh How does nature grow and scale?


Nov 05, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: Innovation Inspired By Nature – Biomimicry 3. And in the 20 years since, the author, Janine Benyus, has been spearheading a revolution in design thinking, getting companies, cities and others to look to nature and natural systems for answers to questions about how to harness nature’s wisdom to create products, buildings, cities and other things that are nontoxic, closed-loop, regenerative and, as she puts it, “conducive to life.

Biomimicry @ 20: A conversation with Janine Benyus

Yet Benyus occasionally loses sight of the fact that the nature we see today is the result of 3. It is about that. Here, “technology” has a broad meaning, including sustainable self-regulating systems.

Retrieved August 26, Mar 12, Anggia Widhi rated it liked it. Her premise isn’t the standard concept of “biomimicry”: It talked about finding natural medicines by watching how animals heal themselves; what they eat when they have a parasite infection for example.

Archived from the original on Lists with This Book. See 2 questions about Biomimicry…. Also, I’m an economist, and I was a henyus miffed that Benyus only focused bbiomimicry interviewing “industrial ecologists” – a field I’m unfamiliar with, but that sounded a lot like environmental economics.

Biomimicry Explained: A Conversation with Janine Benyus – Biomimicry

She instead posits that over billions of years, nature has developed vastly superio The first chapter of this book should be mandatory curriculum in The author traveled and talked with many key people.

The section on storing our ideas basically focused on using a carbon based system instead of a silicon based system to “compute” ideas Ecosystems are completely efficient role models and after reading this, I am certainly questioning how we got so far off the right path, and what it will take for our development to get back on the correct path and to follow the designs of nature.


For some reason this includes why detergent molecules came to replace CFCs in making Styrofoam. I am happy I read it and definitely feel I have benefitted.

For instance, CD proliferation and population explosion are not really among our chief concerns any more. I went on a walking safari recently with a reformed poacher-turned-bushman-tour-guide named Didi. Don’t get me wrong, this book was hard to read.

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That said, seeing into the world of the biomimic, briefly understanding how brilliant and complex nature actually is and getting insights into how we could use it, was really cool. Along the way, Benyus has garnered two honorary doctorates and a clutch of prestigious awards and honors. Benyus born in New Jersey is an American natural sciences writer, innovation consultant, and author.

I am excited to look for updated material boomimicry see what progress we’ve made in the last decade! How will we feed ourselves? Innovation Inspired by Nature.

Nature has answers, if we ask the right questions. Then you break it open.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. One can see in the twenty years between this book’s publishing and today that those of the author’s ilk are much less confident about their ability to persuade people to change their ways to adopt what would now be called a more “sustainable” lifestyle without government coercion.

Sep 06, Egle Ghhe rated it really liked it.

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