eBook Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412972094
  • ISBN-13: 9781412972093
  • DDC: 620.503
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 960 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released May 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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This encyclopedia focuses on the efforts of governments around the world to fund nanoscience research and to tap its potential for economic development as well as to assess how best to regulate a new technology for the environmental, occupational, and consumer health and safety issues related to the field. Contributions examine and analyze the cultural significance of nanoscience and nanotechnologies and describe some of the organizations, and their products, that promise to make nanotechnologies a critical part of the global economy. Written by noted scholars and practitioners from around the globe, these two volumes offer nearly 500 entries describing the societal aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology.