Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. Innovations, whether in farming, composite science, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature – Kindle edition by Janine M. Benyus. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or. Janine Benyus is the Co-founder of Biomimicry She is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired. Benyus has authored six books on biomimicry, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In this book she.
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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 pain I want to make it plain at the outset that I did not like this book. Paperbackpages.
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus
Innovation Inspired by Nature. That said, I was dying for an update; most of this stuff is 20 years out of date. I want to like this book, and I agree with her underlying theses.
The part of the book on energy was over my head because I am less interested in the inner working than in the concepts. 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. Anyways, despite this book being a bit outdated, and despite a few sections of way-too-drawn-out-biology for my liking, I benyhs really enjoyed this book.
Mar 12, Anggia Widhi rated it liked it. Janne is just mind-blowing in and of itself; can we take a moment to marvel at natural selection? I ended up skimming a bit in hopes of just gaining the larger idea.
Her company, The Biomimicry Group, encourages biologists at the design table to ask: This book requires too much reading for what you get out of it. InBenyus co-founded the Biomimicry Guild with Dr. We have much to learn and this book drives the point home by elucidating the amazing ways of nature that we could decide to emulate instead of tromp upon. The basic premise is that we should be looking towards nature to solve all of our most pressing problems: The first thing I have to say about this book is that the concepts behind it are fabulous Retrieved from ” https: And I am glad I did.
Organisms know how to do these things. The cure for cancer may lie in an undiscovered plant being burnt in the amazon for agricultural purposes.
After having finished this it, I feel overwhelmed by the new vision which compliments my sight. Janine Benyus shares nature’s designs and Biomimicry in action.
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
They do their chemistry in water. The last part of the book is pretty dry philosophizing except for a few ideas such as companies that are taking back their products for recycling and laws requiring them to do so. How does nature repel water? jannine
Apr 10, Taryn rated it really liked it. Benyus born in New Jersey is an American natural sciences writer, innovation consultant, and author.
Dec 07, Nathan Albright rated it biomimixry not like it Shelves: 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. Reminded me of Cradle to Cradle, but also felt a bit dated.
Janine Benyus – Biomimicry
What businesses are finding is that the ideas from the natural world actually reduce risk because they use fewer toxins. Innovation Inspired by Nature, ever since. I enjoy reading all the gee-whiz almost-there projects that are going to supplant petroleum-based agriculture, energy, and the like, any day now.
Science writer and lecturer Janine Benyus names and explains this phenomenon.
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 author does bring out some good points about the drawbacks of conventional computing and there are some fantastic ideas, such as shape computing, evolving computer code, using a molecule from bacteria to compute based on light input, and solving difficult problems with tubes of DNA.
Innovation Inspired By Nature – Biomimicry 3. Various providers would be responsible for installing, maintaining, upgrading, and eventually replacing your appliances, your furniture, even your cookware” If we decide to enclose ourselves within concrete walls, we have only temporarily separated ourselves. Amber No, it is not illustrated nor are there any photo pages.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The computer technologies went a bit over my head. I appreciate natural beauty and an elegant design solution as much as the next guy, and bg natural designs often demonstrate extreme economy of necessity. For instance, take a peacock feather.