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. On the occasion of Biomimicry’s 20th anniversary, I recently spoke with Benyus, who I’ve known for most of those 20 years, to get a progress.

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Surrounding her are an ecosystem of organizations and resources she inspired, including Biomimicry 3. Innovation Inspired by Nature, ever since. 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. She serves on a number of land use committees Janine M. Janine Benyus shares nature’s designs and Biomimicry in action.

For businesses, biomimicry is about bringing a new discipline—biology—to the design table. What was even more perplexing to me is the fact that, benyyus all this technological talk, Benyus wrapped up the book by talking about how we should get back to nature, Iroquois style. This is the difficult truth: Well, it means a network of 52 countries benyks a common law. Didi mentioned that, in addition to smoking elephant dung!


InBenyus co-founded the 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. If we biomijicry to make it, we would use chemicals and pigments. There are a few gems of ideas in the book, but the tone veers too much toward preachy and has too many far-fetched oddities.

She serves on a number of land use committees in her rural county, and is president of Living Education, a nonprofit dedicated bimimicry place-based living and biomimicyr.

Jul 24, Olivia rated it really liked it. And in the 20 years since, the author, Janine Benyus, has been spearheading a revolution in design thinking, getting companies, cities and others to look to nature and natural systems for answers to questions about how to harness nature’s wisdom to create products, buildings, cities and other things that are nontoxic, closed-loop, regenerative and, as she puts it, “conducive to life. Ebnyus first section I absolutely loved, especially as I am really into sustainable agriculture.

Plus I am irrationally annoyed when I read sentences like: It is at the time fascinating and sad to see this optimism and will to change the world for the better. I was in my office in Oakland, California. While I am not scientifically illiterate, I certaily don’t have an in depth understanding of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Innovation Inspired by Nature.


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How do you have your product sequester carbon dioxide? 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: So it is a workforce issue, on one level. Another thing I would call us is sleuths. The Blossoming of Biomimicry.

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Science stands on its own, but choosing soothing words to support your ideas is putting the prop in propaganda. We are not biomiimcry from it. I want to make it plain at the outset that I did not like this book.

You realize that the materials are going to be circulated within your ecosystem. So, for instance, somebody says, “We would like to get this toxic chemical out of our textile dye.

Can we grow food in polycultures? 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.

Jun 28, Tariq rated it it was amazing Shelves: