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January 20th, 2010

“No Small Matter” – A connoisseur’s guide to delicate work

Abstract:
Andrew Maynard: How do you write a book about something few people have heard of, and less seem interested in? The answer, it seems, is to write about something else.

Felice Frankel and George Whitesides have clearly taken this lesson to heart. Judged by the cover alone, their new book No Small Matter: Science at the Nanoscale is all about science in the Twilight Zone of the nanoscale—where stuff doesn't behave in the way intuition says it should.

Open the cover, and you are drawn into a seductive world of stunning images and poetic prose, that reveal as much about the authors' passions and delights as the science that drives them. Finish the book, and you will have a far more sophisticated grasp of nanotechnology than most of your friends and, dare I say it, many of the people currently working in the field. Because this is the sleight of hand that Frankel and Whitesides pull - by not writing about nanotechnology, they have published what is perhaps the best book on the subject to date!

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