Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature Janine M. Benyus
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Biomimicry and Cradle to Cradle are two approaches to problem solving that appear to have much promise. This beautiful book is about the genius of nature and what we have to learn from 3.8 million years of R&D. The true value of nature is not what we can extract from her, but what we can learn from her. The concept has been around for some time, but lately has been getting a lot of attention. The first time I explained biomimicry to a stranger, I was in an airport waiting for a flight. My copy of Janine Benyus' book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature sat on my lap. Using Biomimicry as a catalyst for design inspiration. Biomimicry is a term that literally means “to imitate life,” and in the design world, refers to the practice of drawing inspiration from the wonders of nature. The science of Biomimicry became more widely known due to the 1997 book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine Benyus. What we like about it is how she has pulled out excerpts from Janine Benyus's book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, that reveal the ecosystem services or functions that native prairies provide. The Opposable Mind by Roger Martin Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M.