Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Nanotech's Pioneers

I've just received my copy of The Nanotech Pioneers (S.A. Edwards, 2006). As an overview of some basic nanotech and nanoscience, the book provides a good intro. While there is some good technical description and some interesting factoids, it doesn't qualify, as an Amazon reviewer said, for one of the best (or essential) histories of nanotech. To be fair, I don't think providing a comprehensive history was Edwards' intent, at least according to the dust jacket. The book that will analyze and contextualize nano's long history remains to be written as does, for that matter, a good history of modern materials science.

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