An authoritative examination of the present and potential impact ofnanoscale science and technology on modern life
Because truly transformative technologies have far-reachingconsequences, they always generate controversy. Establishing aneffective process for identifying and understanding the broadimplications of nanotechnology will advance its acceptance andsuccess, impact the decisions of policymakers and regulatoryagencies, and facilitate the development of judicious policyapproaches to new technology options.
Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Centuryaddresses the emerging ethical, legal, policy, business, and socialissues. A compilation of provocative treatises, this reference:
* Covers an area of increasing research and funding
* Organizes topics in four sections: Policy and Perspectives;Nano Law and Regulation; Nanomedicine, Ethics, and the HumanCondition; and Nano and Society: The NELSI Imperative
* Presents differing perspectives, with views fromnanotechnology's most ardent supporters as well as its most vocalcritics
* Includes contributions from professionals in a variety ofindustries and disciplines, including science, law, ethics,business, health and safety, government regulation, and policy
This is a core reference for professionals dealing withnanotechnology, including scientists from academia and industry,policy makers, ethicists and social scientists, safety and riskassessment professionals, investors, and others. It is also anexcellent text for students in fields that involve nanotechnology.