Nanotechnology For Dummies

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Wiley, Jul 5, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 384 pages
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The bestselling introductory guide on nanotechnology?now revised and updated

The world of nanotechnology is ever changing and evolving; this fun and friendly guide demystifies the topic for anyone interested in how molecule-sized machines and processes affect our everyday lives. The authors begin with explaining the background of nanotechnology and then examine industries that are affected by this technology. Aiming to educate and simultaneously dispel common myths, the book explores the many nanotechnology-enabled consumer products available on the market today, ranging from socks to face lotion to jet skis to floor cleaners, to name a few.

  • Serves as a fun and friendly introduction to the fascinating topic of nanotechnology
  • Discusses the various issues involving nanotechnology in the areas of environment, medicine, defense, and others
  • Provides real-world examples of everyday nanotechnology use such as floor cleaners, flash memory drives, face lotion, computer processors, and more

Written in the accessible, humorous For Dummies style, Nanotechnology For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides an easy-to-understand overview of nanotechnology and its real-world implementation.

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Ok, so I read a lot of these Dummy books, I will admit to it. Nanotechnology captured my fascinations years ago when I read a book about it that blew me away. Of course progress has been slow in ... Read full review

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What can I say? I dated Rich back when he was writing this book and it never occurred to me to add this. And yes ladies, he's incredibly hot! ;p Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Earl Boysen is the founder of and was an engineer in the semiconductor industry for 20 years. He coauthored the first edition of this book as well as The All-New Electronics Self-Study Guide.

Nancy Boysen has written more than 60 books on technology. She is senior editor for and runs

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