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Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Janine M. Benyus (Author);

Publisher: Harper Perennial;

Date: 1997 ISBN-10: 0060533226;

ISBN-13: 978-0060533229

Forget the notion that technology improves upon nature. Benyus introduces us to pioneering engineers making technological breakthroughs by uncovering and copying nature’s hidden marvels. These engineers are devising solar fuel cells as efficient as plants, fibers as tough as abalone shell, and computers as sophisticated as the brain. For Benyus, though, a technology that mirrors nature does more than enlarge human powers and gratify human ambitions.


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Biomimicry in Architecture

Michael Pawlyn (Author);

Publisher: RIBA; Date: Sep 2011;

ISBN-10: 1859463754;

ISBN-13: 978-1859463758;

In the search for genuinely sustainable building design and technology – designs that go beyond conventional sustainability to be truly restorative – we often find that nature got there first. Over 3.5 billion years of natural history have evolved innumerable examples of forms, systems, and processes that we can now apply beneficially to modern green design. Aimed at architects, urban designers and product designers.


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Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature’s Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology

Robert Allen (Editor);

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press;

Date: May 30, 2010;

ISBN-10: 0226014703; ISBN-13: 978-0226014708

Fabrics that are not only stain resistant but actually clean themselves. Airplane wings that change shape in midair to take advantage of shifts in wind currents. Hypodermic needles that use tiny serrations to render injections virtually pain free. Though they may sound like the stuff of science fiction, in fact such inventions represent only the most recent iterations of natural mechanisms that are billions of years oldthe focus of the rapidly

growing field of biomimetics.


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ARCHITECTURE without architecture: Biomimicry design

Carlos Ginatta (Author);

Publication: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller;

Date: June 8, 2010

If we looked at Nature as a model for design, we could find that in its intelligence everything is connected. This connectivity is expressed on the smallest electron arrangement to largest

macroscopic stellar alignment.


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Biomimetics in Architecture: Architecture of Life and Buildings

Petra Gruber (Author)

Publisher: Springer

Date: December 29, 2010

ISBN-10: 3709103312

ISBN-13: 978-3709103319

The purpose of investigating the overlaps between architecture and biology is neither to draw borders or make further distinctions nor to declare architecture alive, but to clarify what is currently happening in the blurred fields, and to investigate the emerging discipline of biomimetics in architecture” [Architekturbionik]. An overview of the present state of research in the relatively young scientific field of biomimetics shows the potential of the approach. The new discipline aims at innovation by making use of the subtle systems and solutions in nature

having evolved within millions of years.


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Discovery of Design

Donald DeYoung (Author), Derrik Hobbs (Author)

Publisher: Master Books

Date: October 31, 2009

A World Created in Perfection, Now Unveiled… From the frontiers of scientific discovery, researchers are now taking design elements from the natural world and creating extraordinary breakthroughs that benefit our health, our quality of life, our ability to communicate, and even help us work more efficiently.


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Bio Design: Nature Science Creativity

William Myers (Author, Editor), Paola Antonelli (Foreword)

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Date: Oct 2012

ISBN: 9780500516270

For centuries, designers and artists have looked to nature for inspiration and materials, but only recently have they developed the ability to alter and incorporate living organisms or tissues into their work.


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Nature Got There First: Inventions Inspired by Nature

Phil Gates (Author)

Publisher: Kingfisher

Date: June 8, 2010

Age Range: 8 and up

Birds conquered the air long before the Wright Brothers, the burrs on plants are uncannily similar to Velcro fastenings, rattlesnakes have an alarm system, bats and dolphins have their own form of sonar… Nature is full of amazing designs and ‘mechanisms’ that appear to have inspired the engineering and technology we use today. This book shows you how and why.


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The Gecko’s Foot: Bio-inspiration: Engineering New Materials from Nature

Peter Forbes (Author)

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Date: May 17, 2006

ISBN-10: 0393337979

ISBN-13: 978-0393337976

A riveting account of the unexpected relationship between nature and scientific design.


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Cats’ Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People

Steven Vogel (Author), Kathryn K. Davis (Illustrator)

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Date: January 17, 2000

ISBN-10: 0393319903

ISBN-13: 978-0393319903

“Full of ideas and well-explained principles that will bring new understanding of everyday things to both scientists and non-scientists alike.”R. McNeill Alexander, Nature


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Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life

Stephen R. Kellert (Author),

Judith Heerwagen (Author),

Martin Mador (Author)

Publisher: Wiley

Date: February 5, 2008

ISBN-10: 0470163348

ISBN-13: 978-0470163344

This book offers a paradigm shift in how we design and build our buildings and our communities, one that recognizes that the positive experience of natural systems and processes in our buildings and constructed landscapes is critical to human health, performance, and well-being.


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Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

Timothy Beatley (Author)

Publisher: Island Press

Date: October 25, 2010

ISBN-10: 1597267155

ISBN-13: 978-1597267151

Tim Beatley has long been a leader in advocating for the “greening” of cities. But too often, he notes, urban greening efforts focus on everything except nature, emphasizing such elements as public transit, renewable energy production, and energy efficient building systems.


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The Biophilia Hypothesis (A Shearwater book)

Stephen R. Kellert (Editor), Edward O. Wilson (Editor),

Publisher: Island Press

Date: March 1, 1995

ISBN-10: 1559631473

ISBN-13: 978-1559631471

“Biophilia” is the term coined by Edward O. Wilson to describe what he believes is humanity’s innate affinity for the natural world. In his landmark book “Biophilia,” he examined how our tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes might be a biologically based need, integral to our development as individuals and as a species. That idea has caught the imagination of diverse thinkers.


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Building for Life: Designing and Understanding the Human-Nature Connection

Stephen R. Kellert

Stephen R. Kellert (Author)

Publisher: Island Press,

Date: Sept 13, 2005

ISBN-10: 1559637218

ISBN-13: 978-1559637213

Sustainable design has made great strides in recent years; unfortunately, it still falls short of fully integrating nature into our built environment. Through a groundbreaking new paradigm of “restorative environmental design,” award-winning author Stephen R. Kellert proposes a new architectural model of sustainability.


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What is the architect doing in the jungle? Biornametics

Imhof, Barbara; Gruber, Petra (Editors),

Publisher: Springer Vienna Architecture

Date: March 1, 2013,

ISBN 978-3-7091-1528-2

What is the architect doing in the jungle? How can architects and natural scientists immerge into a fruitful dialogue to generate new insights for cross-disciplinary innovation?


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Architecture Follows Nature-Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design

Ilaria Mazzoleni, im studio mi/la


Publisher: CRC Press

Date: March 21, 2013

Applying Properties of Animals Skins to Inspire Architectural Envelopes. Biology influences design projects in many ways; the related discipline is known as biomimetics or biomimicry.


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Biomimetics: Biologically Inspired Technologies

Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, USA


Publisher: CRC Press

Date: November 2, 2005

The book contains pioneering approaches to biomimetics including a new perspective on the mechanization of cognition and intelligence, as well as defense and attack strategies in nature, their applications, and potential. It surveys the field from modeling to applications and from nano- to macro-scales, beginning with an introduction to principles of using biology to inspire designs as well as biological mechanisms as models for technology.


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The Blue Economy: 10years – 100 innovations – 100 million jobs

Gunter Pauli (Authors)

Publisher: Paradigm

Publications Date: 2010

ISBN: 978-0-912111-90-2

The book expresses the ultimate aim that a Blue Economy business model will shift society from scarcity to abundance “with what we have”, by tackling issues that cause environmental and related problems in new ways. The book highlights potential benefits in connecting and combining seemingly disparate environmental problems with open-source scientific solutions based upon physical processes common in the natural world, to create solutions that are both environmentally beneficial and which have financial and wider social benefits. (Wikipedia


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Publications Date: 2013.04