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Biomimicry : innovation inspired by nature

Author: Janine M Benyus
Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2002, ©1997.
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Introduces some of the men and women who are working in the field of biomimicry--a science that studies nature's models and then imitates them to solve human problems--and considers the implications of such studies for the future of mankind.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janine M Benyus
ISBN: 0060533226 9780060533229
OCLC Number: 51226447
Notes: Originally published by William Morrow in 1997 ; First Quill edition published 1998 ; reissued in Perennial 2002.
Description: 308 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Echoing nature : why biomimicry now? --
Ch. 2. How will we feed ourselves? : farming to fit the land : growing food like a prairie --
Ch. 3. How will we harness energy? : light into life : gathering energy like a leaf --
Ch. 4. How will we make things? fitting form to function : finding cures like a chimp --
Ch. 5. How will we heal ourselves? : experts in our midst : finding cures like a chimp --
Ch. 6. How will we store what we learn? : Dances with molecules : computing like a cell --
Ch. 7. How will we conduct business? closing the loops in commerce : running a business like a redwood forest --
Ch. 8. Where will we go from here? : may wonders never cease : toward a biomimetic future.
Responsibility: Janine M. Benyus.

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Introduces some of the men and women who are working in the field of biomimicry--a science that studies nature's models and then imitates them to solve human problems--and considers the implications of such studies for the future of mankind.

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