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Benyus, Janine M.

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Biomimicry : innovation inspired by nature by Janine M Benyus( Book )

51 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biomimicry is a revolutionary new science that analyzes nature's best ideas--spider silk and eyes, seashells and brain cells, photosynthesis and DNA--and adapts them for human use. Janine Benyus takes us into the lab and out in the field with the maverick researchers who are discovering nature's ingenious solutions to the problem of human survival: studying leaves to learn how to make microscopic solar power packs that will clean up toxic spills and light our homes; harnessing DNA's coding power to make blindingly fast computers; discovering miracle drugs by observing what animals eat; and much more. The answers are there for the finding, poemlike in their elegance and economy. Anyone interested in the people and ideas that are shaping our future must read this book to know where the most exciting revelations lie -- -literally all around us
Dirt! : the movie( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring live action and animation, this movie examines the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. Educational edition includes both the 80 minute Deluxe edition DVD with bonus features and the 40 minute classroom version DVD
Beastly behaviors : a zoo lover's companion : what makes whales whistle, cranes dance, pandas turn somersaults, and crocodiles roar : a watcher's guide to how animals act and why by Janine M Benyus( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A primer on animal behavior precedes sections on individual animals which include locomotion, feeding, solitary play, sleeping, friendly behavior, conflict behavior, sexual behavior, and parenting behavior
The field guide to wildlife habitats of the eastern United States by Janine M Benyus( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States and of the Western United States are the only illustrated field guides using a habitat-first approach. As you travel anywhere in the continental United States, you'll be able to find vivid descriptions of the habitats you are living in, floating on, or driving through--along with the abundance of creatures and plant life associated with each"--Back cover
The secret language of animals by Janine M Benyus( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humans have always pondered what makes us different from animals. After all, many species exhibit behaviors that resemble our own (or is it the other way around?). This informative volume covers 20 of the world's most well-known animals, including African elephants, flamingos, giant pandas, Nile crocodiles, and polar bears. Divided by geographical regions (African Jungles, Plains, and Waterways; Asian Forests; Warm Oceans; North America; and The Poles), the chapters cover some of the basic habits and behaviors of a particular animal, such as elimination, self-grooming, and sleeping. Social behaviors, from friendly to threatening, are discussed, as are sexual and parental interactions. Numerous sidebars showcase vital stats on each animal, quirky facts, and trivia. Each chapter ends with a list of behaviors for readers to look for at the zoo or in the wild. Plentiful introductory material highlights zoo conditions and habitat simulation and includes a lengthy overview of how animals behave in general
TEDTalks : Janine Benyus - Biomimicry in Action( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: when solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered, and more. In this TEDTalk, the science writer, innovation consultant, and conservationist reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature, with spectacular results. The sophisticated, almost pro-growth angle of Benyus shows the great potential profitability of copying some of nature's time-tested, nonpolluting, room-temperature manufacturing and computing technologies, says the New York Times. A streaming videorecording
Northwoods wildlife : a watcher's guide to habitats by Janine M Benyus( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas tree pest manual by Janine M Benyus( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildlife in the upper Great Lakes region : a community profile by Janine M Benyus( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret language and remarkable behavior of animals by Janine M Benyus( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the advances that are being made in American zoos with regard to creating natural habitats for the animals, and provides descriptions of the behaviors and communication devices of twenty animals often found in zoos, including gorillas, elephants, pandas, and dolphins
Biomimicry : learning from nature( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of biomimicry studies nature's best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems. Examines efforts to perennialize crops including what and rye, experiments involving photosynthesis and solar rays, and inventions based on natural processes
Biomimicry : resource handbook : a seed bank of best practices by Dayna Baumeister( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Biomimicry Resource Handbook: A Seed Bank of Best Practices contains over 250 pages of our most current biomimicry thinking, methodology, and tools for naturalizing biomimicry into the culture. We believe there is no better design partner than nature. But biomimicry is more than just looking at the shape of a flower or dragonfly and becoming newly inspired; its a methodology thats being used by some of the biggest companies and innovative universities in the world. While reading this text youll be immersed into the world of Biomimicry the verb, youll gain a competitive edge, and a fresh perspective on how the world around us can, does, and should work. After reading the text, youll be well on your way to thinking in systems, designing in context, identifying patterns, and most importantly seeing the millions of organisms around us.differently. The text is directly applicable to designers, biologists, engineers, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, but has also proven valuable to students, educators, and a wide variety of other disciplines
NORTHWOODS wildlife habitat data base by Mark D Nelson( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of information about the habitat needs of 389 species of reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals in the Upper Great Lakes Region. It includes data such as common and scientific names of each wildlife species, occurrence of each species in 20 aquatic and terrestrial habitat types, species abundance and season of use in each of seven national forests, and Federal threatened or endangered status
Animals : their secret language and remarkable behavior by Janine M Benyus( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the advances that are being made in American zoos with regard to creating natural habitats for the animals, and provides descriptions of the behaviors and communication devices of twenty animals often found in zoos, including gorillas, elephants, pandas, and dolphins
Bioneers : revolution from the heart of nature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videorecording of presentations from the 2008 Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California. Speakers from various fields and backgrounds discuss solutions for restoring the earth's ecological balance
Second nature : the biomimicry evolution by Guy Lieberman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the emerging discipline of biomimicry, the science of emulating nature's best ideas to solve human problems. Set in the wilds of South Africa, the film follows biologist, author, and Time magazine "Hero of the Environment" Janine Benyus and the Biomimicry Institute team as they illustrate how organisms in the natural world can teach us how to be more efficient and sustainable engineers, chemists, architects, and business leaders. After 3.8 billion years, life has discovered not only how to survive but also how to thrive as a system. Benyus brings a deep affection and admiration for the nature world as she guides the viewer toward a vision of a planet in balance between continued human progress and ecosystem survival
Northwoods wildlife guide by Janine M Benyus( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To innovate is to imitate( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In just one century, technological and scientific progress has made unprecedented improvement in living conditions possible. Nonetheless, we are now realizing that these technical advances carried within them the seeds of many of today's environmental and social problems"--Container
Bioinspiration and biomimicry in chemistry : reverse-engineering nature by Gerhard F Swiegers( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BCan we emulate nature's technology in chemistry'/b/ Through billions of years of evolution, Nature has generated some remarkable systems and substances that have made life on earth what it is today. Increasingly, scientists are seeking to mimic Nature's systems and processes in the lab in order to harness the power of Nature for the benefit of society./ iBioinspiration and Biomimicry in Chemistry/i explores the chemistry of Nature and how we can replicate what Nature does in abiological settings. Specifically, the book focuses on wholly artificial, man-made systems that employ or are inspired by principles of Nature, but which do not use materials of biological origin./ Beginning with a general overview of the concept of bioinspiration and biomimicry in chemistry, the book tackles such topics as:/ ulliBioinspired molecular machines/liliBioinspired catalysis/liliBiomimetic amphiphiles and vesicles/liliBiomimetic principles in macromolecular science/liliBiomimetic cavities and bioinspired receptors/liliBiomimicry in organic synthesis/li/ul Written by a team of leading international experts, the contributed chapters collectively lay the groundwork for a new generation of environmentally friendly and sustainable materials, pharmaceuticals, and technologies. Readers will discover the latest advances in our ability to replicate natural systems and materials as well as the many impediments that remain, proving how much we still need to learn about how Nature works./ iBioinspiration and Biomimicry in Chemistry/i is recommended for students and researchers in all realms of chemistry. Addressing how scientists are working to reverse engineer Nature in all areas of chemical research, the book is designed to stimulate new discussion and research in this exciting and promising field
Dobutsu gengo no himitsu : Kurashi to kodo ga wakaru by Janine M Benyus( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The field guide to wildlife habitats of the eastern United StatesThe secret language of animalsNorthwoods wildlife : a watcher's guide to habitatsThe secret language and remarkable behavior of animalsAnimals : their secret language and remarkable behavior
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Benyus, Janine.

Janine Benyus American writer

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Janine M. Benyus

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