If a sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, then a truly advanced technology will be indistinguishable from nature.
A recent article about constructal theory and how biology can improve models for flow in engineering practice: "Going with the Flow" R. Bliwise, Duke Magazine Sept-Oct 2007
Slideshow and Species Card Photos
Life: A Journey Through Time (included in "From Sumatra to Santa Cruz: Fathoming the heart of sustainability", 17 October 2007 presentation)
Password Protected Powerpoint shows:
Benyus J. 1997. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. New York: HarperCollins Publishers Inc.
Brown LR. 2003. Plan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble. New York: W.W. Norton & Company
Eisler R. 2007. The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics. Berrett-Koehler ISBN#781576753880
Gunderson LH, Holling CS (eds). 2002. Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems. Washington, DC: Island Press
Harding, S. 2006. Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Co.
Hawken P. 2007. Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming. Viking ISBN#9780670038527
Jones V. 2008. The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems. HarperCollins ISBN#9780061350758
Kelly E. 2006. Powerful Times: Rising to the Challenge of Our Uncertain World. Wharton ISBN#0131855204
Kiuchi T, Shireman B. 2002. What We Learned in the Rainforest: Business Lessons from Nature. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Kunstler JH. 2006. The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century. Grove/Atlantic ISBN#9780802142498
Macy J, Brown MY. 1998. Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World. Stony Creek CT: New Society Publishers
McDonough W, Braungart M. 2002. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. New York: North Point Press
McKibben B. 2007. Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. Times Books ISBN#9780805076264
Orr DW. 1994. Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect. Washington, DC: Island Press
Pauli G. 2004. 'Out of the Box' ZERI Management Stories. Observatory, S. Africa: Future Managers (Pty) Ltd.
Pauli G. 1998. Upsizing: The Road to Zero Emissions, More Jobs, More Income and No Pollution. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing
Stephen, A (ed). 2006. WorldChanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century. New York: Abrams ISBN#9780810930957
Stone, M, Barlow, Z (eds). 2005. Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books
Todd NJ, Todd J. 1993. From Eco-Cities to Living Machines. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books
Weisman A. 1998. Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World. White River Junction, Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
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