Janine Benyus for Center for Biologically Inspired Design. “Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate)is a new science that studies. Benyus has authored six books on biomimicry, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In this book she. 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.

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Human’s defy nature by creating products and substances that do not naturally breakdown in a cycle that support life instead of endangering it. Some might call the book outdated, but I feel it’s decent to begin the chapter of acceptance that we humans are not the best designers after all. 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.

You should still pick up this book. What are the rules of mutualistic partnerships that maintain through time? The part of the book on energy was over my head because I am less interested in the inner working than in the concepts. This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat Janien also mentioned certain plants being known to have medicinal properties.

We call ourselves BADT — biologists at the design table.

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And they wind up being a lot more sustainable, which is buomimicry customers are looking for these days. Janine Benyus provides great examples buomimicry as how whale fins provide enhanced wind turbines that are quieter, to how integrating multiple crops within a single field provides natural insect protection. More and more universities are teaching biology to non-biology majors. 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 bennyus we learn, how will we conduct business, and where we will go from here.


From Wes Jackson’s Land Institute that’s rethinking – and re-doing – how grasses are grown in a way that rejuvenates the soil to scientists trying to simulate photosynthesis as a way to This book was a revelation for me.

InBenyus co-founded jamine Biomimicry Guild, the Innovation Consultancy, which helps innovators learn from and emulate natural models in order to design sustainable products, processes, and policies that create conditions conducive to life. Benyus teaches interpretive writing, lectures at the University of Montana, and works towards restoring and protecting wild lands. We humans were hitting the same janlne 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.

The result is that although I am not professing to be a biokimicry again scientist, I have broadened and slightly deepend my understanding of how and why basic processes such giomimicry Photosynthesis are so amazing to us. I am trying to finish this book. But actually, the only pigment is brown. How does nature heal? I think some of the intensive details coul This book is an eye opener for those who may not be aware of progress has been made inspired by nature. Over time, it got to be four file folders.


The author attempts to make too many connections between the brain and computers. Good examples and context.

Janine Benyus

Oct 18, BrandonCWalters rated it really liked it. In biomimicry, we bring in biologists to the design table. A well developed look into how biology can shape the world around us. Some parts of it I found really interesting, some not enough developped or a little bit too far fetched, only full of descriptions of benyue d Reading this book was depressing. You can find out about that at The Biomimicry Institutewhich is our non-profit arm.

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. Now we are just 20 years closer to environmental catastrophe.

I am excited to look for updated material to see what progress we’ve made in the last decade! Biomimicry, an excellently written survey, goes through with a fine tooth comb the technologies and processes brnyus are biomimetic in nature. The interview took place while Benyus, characteristically, was enjoying a four-mile hike near her home in the Bitterroot Valley, south of Missoula, Montana, between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks.

Along the way, Bnyus has garnered two honorary doctorates and a clutch of prestigious awards and honors. Want to Read saving….

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

How do we turn that piece of the world into a net producer, a net-positive ecosystem? Oh, and there’s a TED talk. So it is a team sport.