Biomimicry by Janine M. Benyus audiobook

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

By Janine M. Benyus
Read by Callie Beaulieu

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780060533229
14.90 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“There is no grandstanding, just readable language and a simple awe at human creativity and the uses to which it can be put.” Library Journal
“[Benyus’s] vision is provocative, and could well provide one viable answer to the wake-up call that Rachel Carson sounded a generation ago in Silent Spring.” San Francisco Chronicle

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Author

Author Bio: Janine M. Benyus

Author Bio: Janine M. Benyus

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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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 14.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English