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Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation 1st Edition
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Curious about the subject?
Start with Drexler's Engines of Creation, instead. Maybe some other collections of theoretical applications to whet your appetite. Come back to this when you begin to see a bigger picture.
Know some, want to know more?
Definately read. But be warned, it is quite techincal when it is not being necessarily vague. This is a halmark. The basis of this book was Drexler's thesis for his doctorate in Molecular Nanotechnology, the first awarded (MIT 1991, I believe).
Serious about the topic?
You already have access to a copy...or should.
You might very well be able to download significant portions from Foresight's website (it's an org.anization, not a com.mercial); but I would suggest supporting them with at least the price of the book. They seem to be committed to developing this Potential responsibly.
For those interested in Nanotechnology, and the underlying theory / practicalities / limitations, this would be a very useful introductory to intermediate level text. Makes a good "companion" volume to Robert Freitas's Kinematic Self-Replicating Machines (which whilst not concerned solely with nanotechnology, does have a great deal in common with Drexler's book). Excellent reference list so plenty of opportunity for further directed reading for those who might wish to proceed further.
Overall, a "Very Good Buy"!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Eric Drexler published this exercise 20 years ago, yet we have gotten no closer to instantiating his "nanosystems" fantasy. Read morePublished on September 29, 2012 by M. A. Plus
It is rare to see an entire new field of study arise in science and engineering. It is even rarer to see it explored so lucidly by a single mind. Read morePublished on April 15, 2008 by Perry E. Metzger
I think that this book clarifies all the aspects concerning Nanosystems, wrote by Mr. Nanotechnology: what is, how it is viewed, its possibilities. Read morePublished on March 19, 2006 by Alexandre M. Santos
Dr. Drexler, I carefully studied your book for the first time in February 2000. I studied it once again in August. Read morePublished on October 19, 2000 by Ken Buckingham