The Shark's Paintbrush: Biomimicry and how nature is inspiring innovation

Author(s): Jay Harman


An interdisciplinary and international group of scientists, inventors and engineers are turning to nature to innovate and find elegant solutions to human problems. The principle behind this effort is called biomimicry and here Harman shares a wide range of examples of how we can borrow from natural models to invent profitable and often environmental solutions to industrial challenges. From energy-efficient wind turbines based on whale fins to an exploration of how cockroaches are being emulated to develop better prosthetic limbs, readers will marvel at the breadth of invention inspired by nature.


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Jay Harman is an Australian entrepreneur and inventor. He is one of the most sought after speakers on biomimicry. As founder and CEO of PAX Scientific and its subsidiaries, he has designed more efficient industrial equipment, including refrigeration, turbines, boats, fans, mixers and pumps - all based on biomimicry.

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  • : 9781857886061
  • : Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • : Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • : August 2013
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2013
  • : books

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  • : Jay Harman
  • : Paperback
  • : 813
  • : 336