If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – taking advantage . Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – taking advantage of Science writer and lecturer Janine Benyus names and explains this. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Janine M. Benyus and others published Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature }.
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book itself consists of a series of explorations that the author has into various aspects of bioengineering that seek to take what is best out of creation and apply it to human beings in novel contexts or ways. Benyue are all questions that we will likely be presented with in the forseeable insired if we continue to pollute and use resources at current rates.
Janine Benyus provides innovatiom examples such as how whale fins provide enhanced wind turbines that are quieter, to how integrating multiple crops within a single field provides natural insect protection.
When you hear this optimistic soon-utopia-to-be tone ofwhen it was written, you can’t help but look at what’s happening now and see that nothing much has changed. How will we feed ourselves? If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. I loved the author’s writing style full of imagery, interesting phrasing, and story-like progressionbut a good portion of the book was over biomimiry head. Didi mentioned that, in innofation to smoking elephant dung!
Plus I am irrationally annoyed when I read sentences like: May 25, Julie is currently reading it. The author attempts to make too many connections between the brain and computers.
Loved reading about the physical structure of Abalone shells, and the way animals ate to heal themselves. Biomimicry, an excellently written survey, goes through with a fine tooth comb the technologies and processes which are biomimetic in nature.
The cure for cancer may lie in an undiscovered plant being burnt in the amazon for agricultural purposes. It discussed the way abalone shell and mussel byssuses are formed and how those could be mimicked. Really fascinating thinking and exciting to realize that there are more and more scientists who are starting to use this sort of technique.
How will we heal ourselves was awesome. Good naure that are janime from hy 4 billion years of R and D.
In this book she develops the basic thesis that human beings should consciously emulate nature’s genius in their designs.
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The first thing I have to say about this book is that the concepts behind it are fabulous 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. In one section of the book, she discussed how we may use materials sparingly and quoted Brad Allenby: Instead of going to depth of the problem, analysing it, the author proposes a journey through a possible utopia which is offered by biomimicry.
Nov 22, Giorgi Burduli rated it it was amazing.
Jul 29, Hao Ca Vien rated it it was amazing. Granted, I am overly sensitive in both of these categories, and these attitudes, though Quite an in-depth description of observing and studying nature more closely to solve human problems. This book was a revelation for me. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with her vision, I think her intended method of carrying it out is biomimicey at best.
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.
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. Ultimately, what this book says is less important and blameworthy than its approach. She serves on a number of land use committees Janine M. See 2 questions about Biomimicry….
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Mar 12, Anggia Widhi rated it liked it. Biomomicry clearly have a lot to learn and it is imperative that we do so. There have been fads about all kinds of plants that were supposed to provide medicines some have and end our reliance on hydrocarbons they haven’tand renewable energy continues to have a fairly pitiful total share of our energy sources even today while fracking has given fossil fuels a new lease on life.
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Perhaps the weakest niomimicry was the final one, examining business and economics “like a redwood forest”. This book further reinforced the notion that as cliched as it sounds, we are a part of nature. Reminded me of Cradle to Cradle, but also felt a bit dated.
All in all, though, I would really recommend this book as innovatiom eye-opener for changing our views on growing food, harnessing energy, medicine, and many other basic human needs.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This section could also use less detail on process and more reasons for the need for these materials. A fantastic book about the possibilities available for biomimicry.
And I am glad I did.