Nano Meets Macro

Nano Meets Macro

Social Perspectives on Nanoscale Sciences and Technologies

by Kamilla Kjølberg and Fern Wickson

568 pages, 153.00 x 229.00 mm, 25 Color & 10 B/W

  • Hardcover - Popular Science
  • ISBN: 9789814267052
  • Published: April 2010

  • eBook - Popular Science
  • ISBN: 9789814267694

  • eBook - Popular Science
  • ISBN: 9789814310512

  • eBook - Popular Science
  • ISBN: 9789814310505

This book explores the enormous diversity in social perspectives on the emergence of nanoscale sciences and technologies. The diversity is presented by pointing to four nodes of interest, the nodes where Nano meets Macro: In the Making, In the Public Eye, In the Big Questions and In the Tough Decisions. Each node draws attention to important research lines and pertinent issues. Nano meets Macro is designed especially for use in interdisciplinary teaching and discussions with natural science students, but the richness of issues and perspectives makes it of interest to all researchers, practitioners and non-academics wanting an introduction to social perspectives on nanoscale sciences and technologies. To stimulate discussion the book includes pieces of science fiction and visual arts, as well as questions for reflection after each chapter.

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