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Biomimicry : Innovation Inspired by Nature - 97 edition

Biomimicry : Innovation Inspired by Nature (ISBN10: 0060533226; ISBN13: 9780060533229)
ISBN13: 978-0060533229
ISBN10: 0060533226

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0688136918, 978-0688160999
ISBN10: 0688136915, 0688160999

Summary: Biomimicry is a revolutionary new science that analyzes nature's best ideas-spider silk and prairie grass, seashells and brain cells-and adapts them for human use. Science writer and lecturer Janine Benyus takes us into the lab and out in the field with the maverick researchers who are applying nature's ingenious solutions to the problem of human survival: stirring vats of proteins to unleash their signaling power in computers; analyzing how spiders manufacture a wat ...show moreerproof fiber five times stronger than steel; studying how electrons in a leaf cell convert sunlight to fuel in trillionths of a second; discovering miracle drugs by observing what animals eat-and much more.
The products of biomimicry are things we can all use-medicines, "smart" computers, super-strong materials, profitable and earth-friendly business. Biomimicry eloquently shows that the answers are all around us. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Quill
Published: 09/01/2002
International: No

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Soft cover. Very good. 308 pages.. NO markings on text.. If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature ...show more taking advantage of evolution's 3.8 billion years of R&D since the first bacteria. Biomimics study nature's best ideas: photosynthesis, brain power, and shells and adapt them for human use. They are revolutionising how we invent, compute, heal ourselves, harness energy, repair the environment, and feed the world. Science writer and lecturer Janine Benyus names and explains this phenomenon. She takes us into the lab and out in the field with cutting-edge researchers as they stir vats of proteins to unleash their computing power; analyse how electrons zipping around a leaf cell convert sunlight into fuel in trillionths of a second; discover miracle drugs by watching what chimps eat when they're sick; study the hardy prairie as a model for low-maintenance agriculture; and more. ...show less
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