Bathing suits modeled on sharkskin that win the Olympics. Low-energy display screen based on peacock feathers. Nature has done everything human societies want to do technologically – without mining the past or mortgaging the future. Acclaimed author, naturalist and biomimicry leader Janine Benyus uncorks a mind-boggling bouquet of breakthrough innovations that, like nature, create conditions conducive to life. The astonishing work of biomimics Stephen Dewar, Jason McLennan and Bob Hawkins in this genuine scientific revolution shows why preserving nature and biological diversity is our best survival strategy.
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