The Nanotech Pioneers: Where Are They Taking Us?

The Nanotech Pioneers: Where Are They Taking Us?

Author(s): Steven A. Edwards

Published Online: 5 SEP 2007

Print ISBN: 9783527312900

Online ISBN: 9783527612086

DOI: 10.1002/9783527612086

About this Book

Hype, hope, or horror? A vivid look at nanotechnology, written by an insider and experienced science writer.
The variety of new products and technologies that will spin out of nanoscience is limited only by the imagination of the scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs drawn to this new field. Steve Edwards concentrates on the reader's self interest: no military gadgets, wild fantasies of horror nanobot predators and other sci-fi stuff, but presents a realistic view of how this new field of technology will affect people in the near future. He is in close contact with many pioneers in nanotechnology, and includes their backgrounds to allow readers, especially college students considering a career in the field, to better imagine themselves in such positions. However, technology does not develop in a vacuum, and this book also looks at the social, political and economic changes attendant upon the development of nanotechnology.
For the science-interested general public as well as chemists, students, lecturers, chemical organizations, materials scientists, journalists, politicians, industry, physicists, and biologists.

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