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Biomimicry : Innovation Inspired by Nature

Biomimicry : Innovation Inspired by Nature - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0060533229

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ISBN13: 978-0060533229
ISBN10: 0060533226
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Quill
Published: 1997
International: No

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Biomimicry : Innovation Inspired by Nature - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0060533229

Janine M. Benyus

ISBN13: 978-0060533229
ISBN10: 0060533226
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Quill

Published: 1997
International: No
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 waterproof 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.

Author Bio

Benyus, Janine M. :

Janine M. Benyus is the author of four books in the life sciences, including Beastly Behaviors: A Watcher s 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.