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ISBN-13: 978-0071460231 ISBN-10: 0071460233 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Demystified
  • Paperback: 343 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (August 29, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071460233
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071460231
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #502,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

LEARN NANOTECHNOLOGY in a NANOSECOND

Ever wonder how they make tiny machines? The booming field of nanotechnology is all about building highly advanced super-small machines and devices from the ground up. Nanotechnology Demystified provides you with everything you need to know about the many biological, chemical, physical, environmental, and political aspects of nanotechnology. There's no faster, easier way to enhance your knowledge of this up-and-coming branch of science where little doesn't mean less, it means more: more super-small devices, more jobs, more research opportunities for you.

With Nanotechnology Demystified, you can master nanotechnology one simple step at a time -- at your own pace. This unique, self-teaching guide features multiple-choice questions at the end of each chapter to pinpoint weaknesses, and a final exam to reinforce what you've learned in the book.

This one-of-a-kind, self-teaching text offers:

  • Valuable Nanotech Notes, Tips, Scientific News, and International Trends
  • Coverage of nanotechnology's influence on pharmaceuticals, biomedical applications, energy, communications, engineering, and the environment
  • An accessible way to understand topics like carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, nano optics, lab-on-a-chip sensors, nanocomposites, DNA computers, and more
  • A final exam that you can take and grade yourself

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Nanotechnology Demystified is your shortcut to mastering the science of the very small.

About the Author

Linda Williams is a nonfiction writer with expertise and experience in the fields of science, medicine, and space. She was a former lead scientist and/or technical writer for NASA, McDonnell Douglas, Wyle Labs, and Rice University. Williams is also author of Chemistry Demystified, Earth Science Demystified, and Environmental Science Demystified, all by McGraw-Hill.

Dr. Wade Adams is the Director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Rice University. He has written more than 190 publications, including several review articles and two edited books.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eric Mayforth on August 23, 2009
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Nanotechnology promises to bring vast improvements in technology and standard of living in the next generation, and "Nanotechnology Demystified" is a good way for the general reader to get up to speed on this exciting new field. The author explains the basic scientific concepts behind nanotechnology, and then describes the expected advances that nanotechnology will make possible in areas such as health care, energy, computing, communications, electronics, and more. This is a book that will make the reader excited about the future.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sree on March 7, 2009
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Nanotechnology forms the basis of many evolving and upcoming technologies. This is an easy way to have a closer look at the technology without going through all the technical hassles. I was now able to broadly define nanotechnology and recommend it to all people with a curious outlook towards technology. A great buy for its content.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By kclam on February 1, 2008
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It is exciting to learn about the nanoscale world and nanotechnology's influence on pharmaceuticals, biomedical applications, energy, communications, engineering and the environment. The most amazing stuff are 'nanomedicine' and 'quantum computing & communications'. For your information, nanomedicine describes the medical field of targeting disease or repairing damaged tissues at the molecular level. Quantum computers will be able to process and store huge amounts of information. Quantum processing can operate millions, even billions of times faster than today's supercomputers!
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By Peter Tiedemann on May 16, 2014
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Easy to read and very informative for a first look into this subject. Liked the test sections. Would recommend at any time.
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12 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Eric Cohen on March 4, 2007
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I thought the book was not bad techniclly, albeit written at fairly low level, which I suppose it the focus of the book. However, the authors tried to be "cute" and "dumbed" down the writing, which I found annoying. For example, each chapter ended with a short quiz of 10-15 questions. Without fail, at least 1-2 questions had one absurd and stupid multiple choice answer. For example, Chapt 2, question 9 asks "a nanometer is equal to...?," and choice (a) is "zillionth of a meter." Pretty stupid-right? Chapter 3, question 4 asks "nanotechnology allows material to be created from...?," and choice (c) is "dust bunnies." Even more stupid. Chapt 4, question 6 asks "which of the following tools are not used by nanotechnologists in their work" and choice (d) is "a can opener." OK, now it's getting annoying. This continues through out the entire book, with each chapter having at least one such stupid choice. I don't know if the authors were trying to be funny, amusing, or inject some levity, but I think it had the effect of "dumbing-down the book." I found it rather annoying. It really wasn't the most scholarly work, but if you know absolutely nothing about nanotechnology, and wish to know at least the basic terminology, I suppose it's worth reading.
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