Online Resources


Janine M. Benyus. 1997. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. New York: Morrow. — Innovation Inspired by Nature is about how humans could have a fantastically high-tech and still sustainable civilization that could blend seamlessly into the Earth. To achieve such a world, Janine Benyus credibly explains, we have only to respect, study, and emulate nature.

Vandana Shiva. 1997. Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge. South End Press. — Vandana Shiva is one of the world's most dynamic and provocative thinkers on the environment, women's rights, and international affairs. In this book she argues that genetic engineering and the cloning of organisms, far from being socially useful, are the ultimate expression of the commercialization of science and the commodification of nature.