Copycat: Nature-Inspired Design Around the World (Hardcover)

Copycat: Nature-Inspired Design Around the World By Christy Hale, Christy Hale (Illustrator) Cover Image

Copycat: Nature-Inspired Design Around the World (Hardcover)

By Christy Hale, Christy Hale (Illustrator)


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Award-winning author-illustrator Christy Hale brings the fascinating concept of biomimicry to life in a uniquely designed book that shows how nature inspires solutions to real-world problems.

Illustrations of plants and animals and tanka poetry are paired with photographs of innovative inventions and designs found around the world to present captivating examples of nature-inspired design. A lotus leaf inspires the invention of the umbrella. A cat's eyes inspire the development of safety road reflectors. Discover how mimicking behaviors and strategies in nature lead inventors and designers to develop amazing new products, processes, and technologies that improve our lives and environment.

In this companion to her award-winning book Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building, Christy Hale has crafted an extraordinary collection that introduces readers to the surprising ways in which nature has sparked human creativity and innovation.

Come be inspired to explore--discover--create

Christy Haleis the author and illustrator of several acclaimed children's books, including four published by Lee & Low, and she has illustrated numerous other award-winning picture books as well. Hale also works in the children's book field as an art director, a designer, and an educator, offering programs at schools, libraries, and museums. She lives with her husband in Palo Alto, California. You can learn more about her at
Product Details ISBN: 9781643792309
ISBN-10: 164379230X
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
Publication Date: September 20th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English