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Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology

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This brilliant work heralds the new age of nanotechnology, which will give us thorough and inexpensive control of the structure of matter.  Drexler examines the enormous implications of these developments for medicine, the economy, and the environment, and makes astounding yet well-founded projections for the future.

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Ron Johnson, November 18, 2007 (view all comments by Ron Johnson)
Engines of Creation presents an exposition of molecular nantechnology and its potential benefits. This is an important work in that it was the first publication, suitable for a general audience, that credibly presents the case for nanotechnology. In it, Drexler doles out his vision of future technology in a series of easily grasped arguments. If you can keep the difference between micron and millimeter straight in your head, then Engines will be useful to you! Drexler should also be credited with two other important contributions in Engines: he acknowledges both the good and bad potential for such radical technology while leaving no doubt in the reader's mind that the realization of nanotechnology is inexorable. As Arthur C. Clarke wrote, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." While magical capabilities are the meat of the book, the presentation is straightforward, clear and uncluttered with sentiment. Overall, an easy read and important.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385199735
Author:
Drexler, Eric
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
Garden City, N.Y.
Subject:
Engineering - General
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Applied Sciences
Subject:
Twentieth century
Subject:
High technology
Subject:
Nanostructures
Subject:
Twentieth century -- Forecasts.
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Anchor Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1948-49
Publication Date:
19870931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.24x5.26x.88 in. .61 lbs.

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