Biomimicry : innovation inspired by naturePublication details: New York : Perennial, 2002, ©1997.Description: 308 pages ; 21 cmISBN:
- Q320 .B45 2002
- T173.8 .B45 2002
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Originally published by William Morrow in 1997 ; First Quill edition published 1998 ; reissued in Perennial 2002.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-300) and index.
Echoing nature : why biomimicry now? -- How will we feed ourselves? : farming to fit the land : growing food like a prairie -- How will we harness energy? : light into life : gathering energy like a leaf -- How will we make things? : fitting form to function : weaving fibers like a spider -- How will we heal ourselves? : experts in our midst : finding cures like a chimp -- How will we store what we learn? : dances with molecules : computing like a cell -- How will we conduct business? : closing the loops in commerce : running a business like a redwood forest -- Where will we go from here? : may wonders never cease : toward a biomimetic future.
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.