9781940468211

The Shark's Paintbrush Biomimicry and How Nature is Inspiring Innovation

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    9781940468211

  • ISBN10:

    1940468213

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/4/2014
  • Publisher: White Cloud Press
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Summary

Today, an interdisciplinary and international group of scientists, inventors, and engineers are turning to nature to find elegant solutions to human problems. The principle driving this transformation is called biomimicry, and Harman shares a wide range of examples of how we’re borrowing from natural models to invent profitable, green solutions to pressing industrial challenges. Aimed at a business audience, aspiring entrepreneurs, environmentalists, and general science readers, The Shark’s Paintbrush reflects a force of change in the new global economy that does more than simply gratify human industrial ambition; it teaches us how to live in harmony with nature and opens bright opportunities for a better future.

Author Biography

Jay Harman is a scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur dedicated to creating breakthrough technologies through biomimicry that will radically reduce energy consumption worldwide. He continues to conduct field research leading to new biomimetic products. Harman is CEO of PAX Scientific based in San Rafael, CA.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Nature of Innovation

PART ONE: A NEW GOLDEN AGE
1: The Next Industrial Revolution
2: Going with the Flow
3: Catching the Worldwide Wave

PART TWO: BIOMIMICRY AT WORK
4: Secrets from the Sea
5 : Scales and Feathers
6 : The Bee’s Knees
7: Spores and Seeds
8 : Wampum

PART THREE: THE NATURE OF CHANGE
9 : The Corporate Jungle
10: Dollar Signs
11: Reorganizing (Your) Business

Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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