Nanofuture: What's Next for Nanotechnology

Nanofuture: What's Next for Nanotechnology

by J. Storrs Hall
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591022878

ISBN-13: 9781591022879

Pub. Date: 04/22/2005

Publisher: Prometheus Books

Nanotechnology is the science of designing and building machines at the molecular and atomic levels. Dr. Hall — a leading researcher on the frontiers of nanotechnology who has designed for NASA — describes nanotechnology in a very accessible way, so that anyone can understand what it’s about, what it could do, and what it can’t do. He

Overview

Nanotechnology is the science of designing and building machines at the molecular and atomic levels. Dr. Hall — a leading researcher on the frontiers of nanotechnology who has designed for NASA — describes nanotechnology in a very accessible way, so that anyone can understand what it’s about, what it could do, and what it can’t do. He puts it into historical context, explaining how previous technological developments have affected us, how nanotechnology fits into the historical trends for technologies ranging from motors to medicine, and how the continuation of these trends, with nanotechnology as a strong determining factor, will have a profound impact on the future.

Together with its sister science of biotechnology, nanotechnology has the potential to alter the very human race, change who we are. Can this possibly be good? Should it be encouraged or opposed? No one knows for sure, but the basis for informed thought can be found in these exciting, stimulating pages, which will open the doors of the future to you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591022879
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
04/22/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.97(d)

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