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This publication explores the importance of biomimetics – imitating life’s natural processes. 

This book presents many examples, showing each natural phenomenon alongside its application, with an accessible explanation of the biology and the story of the design.


This timely overview is the perfect introduction for designers of all disciplines, and a reminder that inspiration may be just down the garden path.

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In collaboration with Angel Eye, a production company that specialises in educational films, and the Design Technology Association (D&TA), Dr Veronika Kapsali produced a series of films for BBC Learning that examines a basic set of biomimetic principles and how they can be recreated into prototypes using basic materials found in the home or classroom.