Janine M. Benyus


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Janine M. Benyus is an American natural sciences writer, innovation consultant, and author.

Benyus graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University with degrees in natural resource management and english literature/writing. Benyus teaches interpretive writing, lectures at the University of Montana, and works towards restoring and protecting wild lands. She serves on a number of land use committees in her rural county, and is president of Living Education, a nonprofit dedicated to place-based living and learning.


Biomimicry

Benyus has authored six books on biomimicry, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In this book she develops the basic thesis that human beings should consciously emulate nature's genius in their designs.
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“After 3.8 billion years of research and development, failures are fossils, and what surrounds us is the secret to our survival.”
Janine M. Benyus

“We are still beholden to ecological laws, the same as any other life-form.”
Janine M. Benyus, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

“After 3.8 billion years of research and development, failures are fossils, and what surrounds us is the secret to survival.”
Janine M. Benyus, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

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