Nanotechnology 101, 1st Edition

  • John Mongillo
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  • ISBN-10: 0313083428
  • ISBN-13: 9780313083426
  • DDC: 620.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 274 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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What should the average person know about science? Because science is so central to life in the 21st century, science educators and other leaders of the scientific community believe that it is essential that everyone understand the basic concepts of the most vital and far-reaching disciplines. Nanotechnology 101 does exactly that.

This accessible volume provides readers -- whether students new to the field or just interested members of the lay public -- with the essential ideas of the new science of nanotechnology using a minimum of jargon and mathematics. Concepts are introduced in a progressive order so that more complicted ideas build on simpler ones, and each is discussed in small, bite-sized segments so that they can be more easily understood.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Science 101 Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: What Is Nanotechnology?.
2: The Science of Nanotechnology.
3: The Nanotechnology Tool Box.
4: Carbon Nanotubes, Nanowires, and Nanocrystals.
5: Nanotechnology in Medicine and Health.
6: The Business of Nanotechnology.
7: Nanotechnology for Food, Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture, and Forestry.
8: Nanotechnology for a Sustainable Environment.
9: Nanotechnology Projects and the United States Government.
10: Colleges and Schools and Nanotechnology.
Companies in Nanotechnology Research and Development.
Nanotechnology Web Sites.
Nanotechnology Videos and Audios.
Some Important Events in Nanotechnology History.
National Science Education Standards, Content Standards.
Colleges and Museums.
About the Author.