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. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – taking advantage of Science writer and lecturer Janine Benyus names and explains this. Biomimicry is a revolutionary new science that analyzes nature’s best ideas– spider Janine Benyus takes us into the lab and out in the field with the maverick.

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While I am not scientifically illiterate, I certaily don’t have an in depth understanding of Biology, Chemistry or Bioomimicry. Ultimately, what this book says is less important and blameworthy than its approach.

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. The second section which focused on harnessing energy, however, made me realize 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. bt

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 painfully obvious to me as a reader [1].

We clearly have a lot to learn and it is imperative that we do so. In this book she develops the basic thesis that human beings should consciously emulate nature’s genius in their designs. Innovation Inspired by Nature.

Oct 18, BrandonCWalters rated it really liked it.

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Janine Benyus provides great examples such as how whale fins provide enhanced wind turbines that are quieter, to how bbenyus multiple crops within a single field provides natural insect protection. Apr 10, Taryn rated it really liked it. HarperCollinsMay 21, – Science – pages. The last section on conducting business was again a bit outdated.

My favorite chapter of this book. Don’t get me wrong, this book was hard to read.


In many cases, these technologies are in plain sight: The section of the book on food has things worth thinking about.

The book B was written in and the science is a little stale, but the idea is still very interesting. Return to Book Page.

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What of the other biological ‘computers’ in nature that ‘compute’ thousands upon thousands of times faster and quicker? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Like those whom Paul comments on in Romans 1 who exchanged the worship of the Creator for the worship of His creation and professed to be wise but became fools, the author undercuts her own worldview by her continual demonstration of the aspects of design in the whole field of biomimicry, to results that are both irritating and occasionally hilarious.

This book was a revelation for me. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Nov 21, Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 lives in Stevensville, Montana. Good ideas that are taken from nature’s 4 billion years of R and D. All in all, though, I would really recommend this book as an eye-opener for changing our views on growing food, harnessing energy, medicine, and many other basic human needs. Amber No, it is not illustrated nor are there any photo pages.

Sep 23, Aadeshnpn rated it really liked it. Yes, we have Spotify and electric rental cars, but they didn’t change big thing, unfortunately.

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. That wording is the sort of institutional bias that runs rampant in this book, and in many other books and magazines in the future-utopia genre, and it never fails to irritate me, in exactly the same way that the phrase “unborn people” irritates me.

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. Before I read this book, the only thing I knew of Biomimicry was from a short film on YouTube that piqued my interest.


Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Archived from the original on This page biomimlcry last edited on 16 Novemberat It talked about finding natural medicines by watching how animals heal themselves; jsnine they eat when they have a parasite infection for example. There were several technologies and practices mentioned that I didn’t know took inspiration from nature or simply just didn’t know they existed.

Jun 28, Tariq rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem?

Want to Read saving…. Anyone interested in the people and ideas that are shaping our future must read this book to know where the most exciting revelations lie — -literally all around us. Janinee saw Janine speak at a green building conference just think about the connections!

There is no such thing as a permament separation for as long as we reside on this planet. No trivia or quizzes yet. Some parts of it I found really interesting, some not enough developped or a little bit too far fetched, only full of descriptions of new developping technologies and some of nanine, according to wikipedia, finally failed or weren’t viable. Jul 30, Rebecca rated it really liked it. 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 In bionimicry, Benyus co-founded a non-profit organization which launched AskNature.

I guess they expect reviewers to be more decisive. 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 jamine laws, and that is simply unacceptable.

You should still pick up this book.