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Nano Meets Macro: Social Perspectives on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology [Hardcover]

Kamilla Kjolberg , Fern Wickson

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May 1 2010 9814267058 978-9814267052

Designed especially for use in interdisciplinary teaching and discussions about nanoethics with natural science students, this account explores the enormous diversity in social perspectives on the emergence of nanotechnologies. With pieces of science fiction and visual arts as well as questions for reflection after each chapter, this volume covers the social and cultural implications of nanotechnology. Written by prominent scholars and commentators in the field, such as Rob Doubleday, Lynn Frewer, and Afred Nordmann, this collection is sure to impress.


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"The editors have compiled a beautifully diverse and timely collection on the social and cultural aspects of nano-scale science and engineering. With informed academic analysis, fresh-from-the-field NGO experience, and provocative images, fiction and poetry, their contribution is as multifaceted as nano itself."
—Prof. David Guston, Arizona State University, USA

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Kamilla Kjølberg works for the Center for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities at the University of Bergen in Norway. Fern Wickson is a cross-disciplinary scholar and lecturer on diverse topics such as history, politics, philosophy, science and technology studies, biology, and engineering.


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