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10 thoughts on “Biomimicry

  1. says:

    I want to like this book, and I agree with her underlying theses 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 But no matter how many stories she tells about projects that could be better than what we use now, she never seems to touch on the fundamental problem that we, as a species, use all the food and energy we produce, so anything that is going to replace that needs to have the same product I want to like this book, and I agree with her underlying theses 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 But no matter how many stories she tells about projects that could be better than what we use now, she never seems to touch on the fundamental problem that we, as a species, use all the food and energy we produce, so anything that is going to replace that needs to have the same productivity as the processes it s replacing, and natural, nature imitating processes live by the same rules, only making just about as much as they need Foodstuff and energy production that support humans require a vast excess, because we are, fundamentally, parasites on our foodstuffs and our energy sources, and ...


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    The first chapter of this 1997 book should be mandatory curriculum in something whatever discipline you can lock this philosophical framework for technical applications of environmental science It is engineering, biology, and philosophy wrapped up into one Her premise isn t the standard concept of biomimicry that nature learns from its own mistakes and evolves, and that mimicry is one way species learn She instead posits that over billions of years, nature has developed vastly superio The first chapter of this 1997 book should be mandatory curriculum in something whatever discipline you can lock this philosophical framework for technical applications of environmental science It is engineering, biology, and philosophy wrapped up into one Her premise isn t the standard concept of biomimicry that nature learns from its own mistakes and evolves, and that mimicry is one way species learn She instead posits that over billions of years, nature has developed vastly superior technology than humans Here, technology has a broad meaning, including sustainabl...


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    I was introduced to the work of Janine Benyus by a student of mine about a year and a half ago, and have been meaning to read this book, Biomimicry Innovation Inspired by Nature, ever since This summer, I decided it was going to be a priority for my summer reading list, and it is the first one that I get to cross off.The first thing I have to say about this book is that the concepts be...


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    3.5 stars Goodreads doesn t allow half ratingsI guess they expect reviewers to bedecisive This book was informative but, unfortunately, was not overly so on the topic of biomimicry Benyus could have done a better job of bridging the gap between nature and technology In one section of the book, she discussed how we may use materials sparingly and quoted Brad Allenby Imagine how things would change if the only physical objects you bought were those you wanted to own for sentimental 3.5 stars Goodreads doesn t allow half ratingsI guess they expect reviewers to bedecisive This book was informative but, unfortunately, was not overly so on the topic of biomimicry Benyus could have done a better job of bridging the gap between nature and technology In one section of the book, she discussed how we may use materials sparingly and quoted Brad Allenby Imagine how things would change if the only physical objects you bought were those you wanted to own for sentimental or aesthetic reasons Everything else around your house would be leased as a service Various providers would be responsible for installing, maintaining, upgrading, and eventually replacing your appliances, your furniture, even your cookware 266 In this vision of leasing as a way of life, Benyus describes a world where we head to our leased stereo TV computer console and select some tunes from the digital collection of music we own rights to Then, we download our newspaper and have our computer read it to us as we cook di...


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    The concept of biomimicry and the author are featured prominently in Prince Charles TV documentary project Harmony The book Biomimicry was written in 1997 and the science is a little stale, but the idea is still very interesting Biomimicry is largely happening in the subtleties of biology, so be prepared for a heavy dose of biochemistry For me, Benyus evangelical writing style is poetic but out of context for such a scientific topic I appreciate natural beauty and an elegant design solut The concept of biomimicry and the author are featured prominently in Prince Charles TV documentary project Harmony The book Biomimicry was written in 1997 and the science is a little stale, but the idea is still very interesting Biomimicry is largely happening in the subtleties of biology, so be prepared for a heavy dose of biochemistry For me, Benyus evangelical writing style is poetic but out of context for such a scientific topic I appreciate natural beauty and an elegant design solution as much as the next guy, and clearly natural designs often demonstrate extreme economy of necessity Yet Benyus occasionally loses sight of the fact that the nature we see today is the result of 3.8 billion years of trial and error, rather than some partic...


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    This book was a revelation for me It s quite extraordinary to see so many disciplines and ways of thinking brought together in the name of learning from nature in order to design, produce, and manufacture in a sustainable way There are too many brilliant models in the book of your people are doing things right 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 It s quite extraordinary to see so many disciplines and ways of thinking brought together in the name of learning from nature in order to design, produce, and manufacture in a sustainable way T...


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    This book is an eye opener for those who may not be aware of progress has been made inspired by nature There were several technologies and practices mentioned that I didn t know took inspiration from nature or simply just didn t know they existed.While I really enjoyed this book, I thought a few chapters may have requiredthan just some university courses on chemistry biology etc I ended up skimming a bit in hopes of just gaining the larger idea 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 There were s...


  8. says:

    Quite an in depth description of observing and studying natureclosely to solve human problems Really fascinating thinking and exciting to realize that there areandscientists who are starting to use this sort of technique However, I tire fairly easily of the patronizing tone of the environmentally enlightened and do not enjoy wh...


  9. says:

    Reminded me of Cradle to Cradle, but also felt a bit dated Loved reading about the physical structure of Abalone shells, and the way animals ate to heal themselves The computer technologies went a bit over my head Great concepts, but much of what she preaches feels like old news by now.


  10. says:

    A fantastic book about the possibilities available for biomimicry Inspiring and informative Everyone should read this, its a great general study on the field.