Nanosciences: The Invisible Revolution
|Rating||:||4.70 (712 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||128 Pages|
This is a most enjoyable and knowledgeable account of the political and scientific history of 'nano', with many autobiographical passages for C. --Journal of Chemical Education . Joachim has been a nanoplayer almost from the beginning. --UltramicroscopyThis slim, modestly priced volume will be of interest to students and researchers in the nanosciences as well as to anyone desiring to know more about this burgeoning, highly publicized field
Little informative book R.D. This is a great little book for anyone trying to find out more about Nanoscience. The only thing I can find that's wrong with it is that it is a very short read, but given the price I paid for it, which was around $10 or so, and the fact that many books on the subject are textbooks that are much more expensive, this little book is exactly what any "Nano-nerd" is looking for. A nice insight into the history of Nanoscience.
The nanosciences and their companion nanotechnologies are a hot topic all around the world. For some, they promise developments ranging from nanobots to revolutionary new materials. Nanosciences are not just a branch of materials sciences, a common misrepresentation fostered in the funding wars. These misconceptions arise from a well-orchestrated US policy dating from the mid-1990s, in which the instrument that lies at the heart of the true nanoscience revolution the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) plays just a minor part. Nor should nanotechnology be confused with miniaturization, a convergence of microelectronics, biotechnology and lab-on-chip techniques. This book is a counterbalance to spin and paranoia alike, asking us to consider what the nanosciences really are. For others, they raise the specter of Big Brother and of atomically modified organisms (AMOs). Writing from the cutting edge and with an understanding of the real nature of nanoscience, the author provides a scientific and historical perspective on the subject, a response to the misplaced ethical concerns of objectors and to the scaremongering of the popular press.. These issues are covered here for the first time in a book by a scientist who holds two Feynman prizes in nanotechnology and who has played a significant ro