Description - Pulse by Robert Frenay
Bridges made with spider silk; ships that swim like fish; rubber as supple as a dragonfly's wing. Innovations like these are at the forefront of the concept of "biorealism": a way of using nature as a model for human designs. A growing force in many different fields, biorealism will have enormous impact on the development of the 21st century. Companies like IBM, Volvo and AT&T are already exploring how we can learn from and use properties that exist in nature, and how to improve cost-efficiency by using concepts like "design for disassembly", whereby each component of a product can be recycled at the end of the product's natural life. Waste products, too, are increasingly being used as raw materials, so one industry's rubbish is another's power. Creating "industrial ecologies" like these lies at the heart of biorealism: a new way of thinking for a new millennium. An introduction to this idea, "Biorealism" is a look at how we might be living in the 22nd century.
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(156mm x 233mm x 44mm)
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Author Biography - Robert Frenay
Robert Frenay is a former Contributing Editor to AUDUBON magazine.