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Nano meets Macro Social perspectives on nanoscale sciences and technologies

Kjolberg, Kamilla Lein and Wickson, Fern (2010) Nano meets Macro Social perspectives on nanoscale sciences and technologies. Pan Stanford Publishing. ISBN 978-981-4267-05-2

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This book explores the enormous diversity in social perspectives on the emergence of nanoscale sciences and technologies. The diversity is presented by pointing to four nodes of interest. The nodes where Nano meets Macro: In the Making, In the Public Eye, In the Big Questions and In the Tough Decisions. Each node draws attention to important research lines and pertinent issues. Nano meets Macro is designed especially for use in interdisciplinary teaching and discussions with natural science students, but the richness of issues and perspectives makes it of interest to all researchers, practitioners and non-academics wanting an introduction to social perspectives on nanoscale sciences and technologies. To stimulate discussion the book includes pieces of science fiction and visual arts, as well as questions for reflection after each chapter.

Item Type:Book
Subjects:Social and Political Science > Societal and ethical aspects of nanotechnology
ID Code:10667
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:16 Mar 2011 09:15
Last Modified:16 Mar 2011 09:15

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