Nano Comes to Life: How Nanotechnology Is Transforming Medicine and the Future of Biology

Author:   Sonia Contera
Publisher:   Princeton University Press
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Pages:   240
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Sonia Contera
Publisher:   Princeton University Press
Imprint:   Princeton University Press
ISBN:  

9780691168807


ISBN 10:   0691168806
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
The supplier is temporarily out of stock of this item. It will be ordered for you on backorder and shipped when it becomes available.
Language:   English

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Contera describes various discoveries related to nanotechnology, physics, and biology and details how these breakthroughs have influenced the way humans think about life. The stories she presents are really fascinating. -Petra Rudolf, University of Groningen Your body is built and maintained by molecular nanomachines, and the future of medicine will depend on our ability to work in the nanoscale realm. Nano Comes to Life tells the story of progress and the path forward. The prospects are amazing. -K. Eric Drexler, author of Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization


Nano Comes to Life draws on author Sonia Contera's adventures in molecular-scale engineering to herald the coming of age of nanotechnology, and its promise to re-engineer tissue and transform lives. * New Scientist * This is a readable although necessarily technical introduction to the way that physics is coming to biology. ---David Lorimer, Paradigm Explorer [A] succinct study . . . Contera frames this near-future transmaterial science, with its focus on human well-being, as an effort allied to social justice even as it probes existential questions of what it means to be human. ---Barbara Kiser, Nature [The photographic section] is truly striking with its visual illustration of laying down single atomic designs and smart insulin-releasing patches containing microneedles. ---Simon Cocking, Irish Tech News


Contera describes various discoveries related to nanotechnology, physics, and biology and details how these breakthroughs have influenced the way humans think about life. The stories she presents are really fascinating. -Petra Rudolf, University of Groningen Your body is built and maintained by molecular nanomachines, and the future of medicine will depend on our ability to work in the nanoscale realm. Nano Comes to Life tells the story of progress and the path forward. The prospects are amazing. -K. Eric Drexler, author of Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization While nature has exploited nanoscale phenomena since the first living microorganisms, nanotechnology now permits direct interaction with the machinery of life. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in research at the interface between nanotechnology and biology. -Eric Mazur, Harvard University


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Sonia Contera is professor of biological physics in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford and one of today's leading nanotech pioneers. She lives in Oxford, England. Twitter @SONIACONTERA

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