Mimic Makers. Biomimicry Inventors Inspired by Nature

By: Kristen Nordstrom, 

Age: 2+  | Published by: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 9781580899475

Who's the best teacher for scientists, engineers, AND designers? Mother nature, of course! When an inventor is inspired by nature for a new creation, they are practicing something called biomimicry. Meet ten real-life scientists, engineers, and designers who imitate plants and animals to create amazing new technology. An engineer shapes the nose of his train like a kingfisher's beak. A scientist models her solar cell on the mighty leaf. Discover how we copy nature's good ideas to solve real-world problems! "Amazing! . . . Love that the book features the scientists and inventors, and that there is a diverse set of them. I find that the best way to introduce people of any age to biomimicry is to tell the stories of the stars: the organisms and their biomimics!" --Janine Benyus, co-founder of the Biomimicry Institute

applied science,  biomimicry,  design,  Earth Day,  engineering,  inspired by nature,  inventions,  inventor,  nature,  nature is the best teacher,  nature observation,  problem solving,  science,  technology,