Biomimicry Resource Handbook

For those of you who have not yet ordered, we are thrilled to announce that the Biomimicry Resource Handbook: A Seed Bank of Knowledge and Best Practices (2013) is now being made available to the general public for purchase.

Originally created as the reference textbook for our Biomimicry Professional and Specialist Certificate Programs, this comprehensive and truly definitive Handbook on biomimicry is now available for both students and professionals alike.

Biomimicry 3.8 Resource Handbook

Following is an excerpt from the introduction to the Biomimicry Resource Handbook, which is the definitive textbook for our professional training programs (see additional photos below):

This Biomimicry Resource Handbook: a seed bank of knowledge and best practices contains the most current thinking about and tools for naturalizing biomimicry into the culture as understood and practiced by our organization, Biomimicry 3.8.

We call it seed bank because a seed bank collects, stores, and preserves critical genetic resources so that they may help replenish destroyed reserves elsewhere, conserve biodiversity, and create resilience in the face of catastrophic events. In a similar way, the Biomimicry Resource Handbook is a repository for the concepts and applications of biomimicry, so that as the field evolves and the demands of the world necessitate, anyone can draw upon these ideas to help society follow nature’s genius, conserve biodiversity through bio-inspired innovation, and foster resilience by creating nature-mentored regenerative systems.

The handbook is intended to be a practical tool you can draw upon whenever you have a design challenge calling out for an innovative and sustainable solution. The handbook is designed for professionals who are interested in incorporating the practice of biomimicry into their work. It’s directly applicable to designers, biologists, engineers, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, but will no doubt prove valuable to students, educators, and a wide variety of other disciplines.

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