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  • Paperback
  • 320
  • Biomimicry
  • Janine M. Benyus
  • English
  • 14 October 2018
  • 9780060533229

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Biomimicry Free read  PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Janine M. Benyus ß 0 Download Read & Download Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Janine M. Benyus Repackaged with a new afterword this valuable and entertaining New York Times Book Review book explores how scientists are adapting nature's best ideas to solve tough 21st century problemsBiomimicry is rapidly transforming life on earth Biomimics study nature's most successful ideas over the past 35 million years an. 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 reuire a vast excess because we are fundamentally parasites on our foodstuffs and our energy sources and with the population pressure we have there aren t any natural processes that can sustain themselves and us too This is the difficult truth there are too many people for the world to support sustainably given what we currently have and know All the gee whiz stories founder on that underlying problem which neither she nor anyone else has any idea how to address save the wingnuts who propose just killing all the poor and foreignersPlus I am irrationally annoyed when I read sentences like mammoth wildrye a stout cool season relative of wheat that the Mongols used to feast on when drought claimed their annuals they didn t feast They ate wildrye because they were starving because their normal crops had failed That wording is the sort of institutional bias that runs rampant in this book and in many other books and magazines in the future utopia genre and it never fails to irritate me in exactly the same way that the phrase unborn people irritates me Science stands on its own but choosing soothing words to support your ideas is putting the prop in propaganda

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Biomimicry

Biomimicry Free read  PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Janine M. Benyus ß 0 Download Read & Download Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Janine M. Benyus D adapt them for human use The results are revolutionizing how materials are invented and how we compute heal ourselves repair the environment and feed the worldJanine Benyus takes readers into the lab and in the field with maverick thinkers as they discover miracle drugs by watching what chimps eat when they're sic. 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 38 billion years of trial and error rather than some particular design genius The second of Benyus three principles of Biomimicry nature as a measure for what is right and appropriate is extending an appreciation for nature into moral territory best reserved for other fields Benyus is at her best describing the elegance of certain natural processes and how scientists in some fields are using nature as a model and nature as mentor

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Biomimicry Free read  PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Janine M. Benyus ß 0 Download Read & Download Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Janine M. Benyus K; learn how to create by watching spiders weave fibers; harness energy by examining how a leaf converts sunlight into fuel in trillionths of a second; and many examplesComposed of stories of vision and invention personalities and pipe dreams Biomimicry is must reading for anyone interested in the shape of our futur. 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 existedWhile I really enjoyed this book I thought a few chapters may have reuired than just some university courses on chemistrybiologyetc I ended up skimming a bit in hopes of just gaining the larger idea I think some of the intensive details could have been omitted Additionally I thought the chapter on computing was a bit odd The author attempts to make too many connections between the brain and computers I don t know that if we do create computers that look and act like cellsthe brain that we ll still call those computers I d like to think that they ll be solving complex problems than our computers today solve where there is likely no right answerYou should still pick up this book It s a great introduction to biomimicry and how we can not only evolve but become in tune with nature to optimize and sustain the lifestyles we live today in hopes of preserving that for generations to come


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    Read Biomimicry Janine M. Benyus ß 0 Download Janine M. Benyus (Free Read) Biomimicry – klass-chita.ru I adore nature and science should do the same to get behind all those secrets and abilities shaped by evolutionThe sheer s

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    Janine M. Benyus (Free Read) Biomimicry – klass-chita.ru Janine M. Benyus ß 0 Download Read Biomimicry 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 anyt

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    Janine M. Benyus (Free Read) Biomimicry – klass-chita.ru Read & Download Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Janine M. Benyus Janine M. Benyus ß 0 Download 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 b

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    Read Biomimicry Janine M. Benyus (Free Read) Biomimicry – klass-chita.ru 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 r

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    Read & Download Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Janine M. Benyus Janine M. Benyus ß 0 Download Janine M. Benyus (Free Read) Biomimicry – klass-chita.ru 35 stars Goodreads doesn't allow half ratingsI guess they expect reviewers to be decisive 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 w

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    Janine M. Benyus (Free Read) Biomimicry – klass-chita.ru 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

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    Read Biomimicry Read & Download Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Janine M. Benyus Janine M. Benyus ß 0 Download Biomimicry is a frustratingly good book the reason for that is lack of depth JM Benyus writes exuberantly about how to create a sustainable future but doesn't give enough details about implementation challenges The chapter on How we will feed

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    Janine M. Benyus (Free Read) Biomimicry – klass-chita.ru This book was a revelation for me It's uite extraordinary to see so many disciplines and ways of thinking brought together

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    Janine M. Benyus (Free Read) Biomimicry – klass-chita.ru Janine M. Benyus ß 0 Download Read Biomimicry 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 existedWhile I really enjoyed this book I thought a few chapters may have reuired than just some university courses on chemistrybiologyetc I ended up skimming a bit in hopes of just gaining the l

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    Janine M. Benyus (Free Read) Biomimicry – klass-chita.ru Read & Download Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Janine M. Benyus Read Biomimicry uite an in depth description of observing and studying nature closely to solve human problems Really fascinating thinking and exciting to realize that there are and scientists who are starting to use this sort of techniue However I tire fairly easily of the patronizing tone of the environmentally enlightened and do not enjoy when authors shrug off religious ideas as if they were relics Granted I am overly sensitive in b

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