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The Resource Nanocosm : nanotechnology and the big changes coming from the inconceivably small, William Illsey Atkinson

Nanocosm : nanotechnology and the big changes coming from the inconceivably small, William Illsey Atkinson

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Nanocosm : nanotechnology and the big changes coming from the inconceivably small
Title
Nanocosm
Title remainder
nanotechnology and the big changes coming from the inconceivably small
Statement of responsibility
William Illsey Atkinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An irreverent, comprehensive romp, by an experienced science popularizer, through the many fascinating details of the nano world. Since the dawn of technology, many tools have grown steadily smaller even as they have grown more powerful and complex. Now nanoscience takes technology beyond most popular definitions of reality, to a realm of astounding possibilities. With Nanocosm, William Atkinson reveals a spectacular view of the immediate future of nanoscience and its applications in medicine, drugs whose effective dose is only a few molecules and thus have minimal side effects; computing, quantum processors triggered by a single photon of light; engineering, mega structures woven from hollow nanotubes 200 times stronger than steel and countless other arenas that affect our world, redefining how we work, play, and live. President Bush recently signed a $3.7 billion nanotechnology bill, the largest government-funded science program since Kennedy started the space race. Nanocosm shows why
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265991
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Atkinson, William Illsey
Dewey number
620/.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T174.7
LC item number
.A88 2004
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Nanotechnology
  • Moleculaire nanotechnologie
Target audience
adult
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nanotechnology and the big changes coming from the inconceivably small
Label
Nanocosm : nanotechnology and the big changes coming from the inconceivably small, William Illsey Atkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Nanoworld 2015 -- Nanoscience : trends in world research -- Nanotechnology : trends in world development -- Nanofornia -- Quantum weirdness -- Seeing things -- Wet nanotech -- Fullerenes, buckyballs, and 100-mile elevators -- Shirotae -- Nano-pitfalls
Control code
ocm55600535
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
xii, 306 p.
Isbn
9780814472774
Lccn
2004012593
System control number
(OCoLC)55600535
Label
Nanocosm : nanotechnology and the big changes coming from the inconceivably small, William Illsey Atkinson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Nanoworld 2015 -- Nanoscience : trends in world research -- Nanotechnology : trends in world development -- Nanofornia -- Quantum weirdness -- Seeing things -- Wet nanotech -- Fullerenes, buckyballs, and 100-mile elevators -- Shirotae -- Nano-pitfalls
Control code
ocm55600535
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
xii, 306 p.
Isbn
9780814472774
Lccn
2004012593
System control number
(OCoLC)55600535

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