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Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature Contributor(s): Benyus, Janine M (Author)

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature Contributor(s): Benyus, Janine M (Author)

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Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Contributor(s): Benyus, Janine M (Author)

ISBN: 0060533226    EAN: 9780060533229
Publisher: Mariner Books   
US SRP: $21.99 US  
Binding: Paperback
Copyright Date: 2002
Pub Date: September 17, 2002
Physical Info: 0.79" H x 8.07" L x 5.32" W (0.54 lbs) 320 pages


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 problems.

Biomimicry is rapidly transforming life on earth. Biomimics study nature's most successful ideas over the past 3.5 million years, and 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 world.

Janine 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 sick; 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 more examples.

Composed of stories of vision and invention, personalities and pipe dreams, Biomimicry is must reading for anyone interested in the shape of our future.

Originally published by William Morrow in 1997;First Quill edition published 1998;reissued in Perennial 2002.;Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-300) and index.

Contributor Bio:Benyus, Janine M

Janine M. Benyus is the author of four books in the life sciences, including Beastly Behaviors: A Watchers Guide to How Animals Act and Why. She is a graduate of Rutgers with degrees in forestry and writing and has lectured widely on science topics. She lives in Stevensville, Montana.


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