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Title Nanotechnology : risk, ethics and law / edited by Geoffrey Hunt and Michael D. Mehta.
Imprint London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2006.

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Series Science in society series
Science in society series.
Subject Nanotechnology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Nanotechnology -- Social aspects.
Nanotechnology -- Law and legislation.
Nanotechnology -- ethics.
Nanotechnology -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Nanotechnology -- trends.
Risk Assessment.
Alt Name Hunt, Geoffrey (Geoffrey Peter), 1947-
Mehta, Michael D., 1965-
Description 1 online resource (1 volume).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The challenge of nanotechnologies / Geoffrey Hunt and Michael D. Mehta -- Introducing nanotechnology -- Nanotechnology: from "wow" to "yuck"? / Kristen Kulinowski -- Nanotechnology: from Feynman to funding / K. Eric Drexler -- Microsystems and nanoscience for biomedical applications: a view to the future / Linda M. Pilarksi, Michael D. Mehta, Timothy Caulfield, Karan V.I.S. Kaler, and Christopher J. Backhouse -- Nanotechnoscience and complex systems: the case for nanology / Geoffrey Hunt -- Regional developments -- Nanotechnologies and society in Japan / Matsuda Masami, Geoffrey Hunt, and Obayashi Masayuki -- Nanotechnologies and society in the USA / Kirsty Mills -- Nanotechnologies and society in Europe / Geoffrey Hunt -- Nanotechnologies and society in Canada / Linda Goldenberg -- Benefits and risks -- From biotechnology to nanotechnology: what can we learn from earlier technologies? / Michael D. Mehta -- Getting nanotechnology right the first time / John Balbus, Richard Denison, Karen Florini, and Scott Walsh -- Risk management and regulation in an emerging technology / Roland Clift -- Nanotechnologyand nanoparticle toxicity: a case for precaution / C. Vyvyan Howard and December S.K. Ikah -- The future of nanotechnology in food science and nutrition: can science predict its safety? / Arpad Pusztai and Susan Bardocz -- Ethics and public understanding -- The global ethics of nanotechnology / Geoffrey Hunt -- Going public: risk, trust and public understanding of nanotechnologies / Julie Barnett, Anna Carr, and Roland Clift -- Dwarfing the social? nanotechnology lessons from the biotechnology front / Edna F. Einsiedel and Linda Goldenberg -- Law and regulation -- Nanotechnologies and the law of patents: a collision course / Siva Vaidhyanathan -- Nanotechnologies and civil liability / Alan Hannah and Geoffrey Hunt -- Nanotechnologies and the ethical conduct of research involving human subjects / Lorraine Sheremeta -- Nanotechnologies and corporate criminal liability / Celia Wells and Juanita Elias -- What makes nanotechnologies special? / Michael D. Mehta and Geoffrey Hunt.
Summary "Nanotechnology - technology at the molecular level - is held out by many as the Holy Grail for creating a trillion dollar economy and solving problems from curing cancer to reprocessing waste into products and building super fast computers. Yet, as with GMOs, many view nanotech as a high risk genie in a bottle that once uncorked has the potential to cause unpredictable, perhaps irreversible, environmental and public health disasters. With the race to bring products to market, there is pressing need to take stock of the situation and to have a full public debate about this new technological frontier. Including contributions by renowned figures such as Roland Clift, K. Eric Drexler and Arpad Pusztai, this is the first global overview of the state of nanotech and society in Europe, the USA, Japan and Canada, examining the ethics, the environmental and public health risks, and the governance and regulation of this most promising, and potentially most dangerous, of all technologies."--Book cover.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781849772051 (electronic bk.)
1849772053 (electronic bk.)
1844073580
9781844073580
9781136560705
113656070X
9781844075836 (pbk.)
1844075834 (pbk.)
OCLC # 70277400
Additional Format Print version: Nanotechnology. London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2006 (DLC) 2006000791 (OCoLC)62878715