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09 February 2008

240 Pages | 8 halftone, 23 line illus.

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199226627


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Soft Machines

Nanotechnology and Life

Richard A. L. Jones

Soft Machines explains in a lively and very accessible manner why the nanoworld is so different to the macro-world which we are all familiar with. Why does nature engineer things in the way it does, and how can we learn to use these unfamiliar principles to create valuable new materials and artifacts which will have a profound effect on medicine, electronics, energy and the environment in the twenty-first century. With a firmer understanding of the likely relationship between nanotechnology and nature itself, we can gain a much clearer notion of what dangers this powerful technology may potentially pose, as well as come to realize that nanotechnology will have more in common with biology than with conventional engineering.

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