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Below you will find a selection of books whose main theme is Nanotechnology. Here you will find a comprehensive and frequently updated selection of nanotech books to purchase, from hard science to science fiction, as well as online versions which are free! If you would like the audio or e-book versions, once you click on one of these links and enter the Barnes and Noble site, in the left hand column you will see "Books by such-and-such author" -- click there and get the entire selection, including audio and e-book versions, when available.

Consider the first two a must read and the first ten an introduction. #3 is a book that many feel is the one to read in order to understand the history and potential of MNT. It is followed by two others that will give you additional history and background on the emerging science of Nanotechnology, a sixth and seventh that will bring you up-to-speed on Nanomedicine (actually more technical than the others in our top 10), followed by an eight that will get you acquainted with Transhumanism and Extropianism, a ninth book that will give those of you planning on investing in the Nanospace a little heads up, while the final and tenth book is another great intro to the field. Following them is a very comprehensive list of resource and technical books that range from the easy to the exceptionally complex and scientifically detailed. Click on the links to be taken to Barnes and Noble, where you will generally find both a description of the book, and a review or two. You can also order books at the same time. Occassionally, a book will be out of stock, and you will see the message "This title is not presently stocked by Barnes & Noble. Check availability from our network of book dealers." Check availability will be a link you can click to see if one of B&N's network has the book. Or check back here frequently, or visit your local used book store.

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Resource books for the serious reader, researcher, investor, or business person:

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Jack Uldrich - Investing in Nanotechnology
Investing in Nanotechnology: Thank Small. Win Big
Jack Uldrich

Investing in Nanotechnology: Thank Small. Win Big
Although nanotechnology deals with the very small-the art and science of manipulating and rearranging individual molecules to create useful materials, devices, and systems-its impact on business will be very big. Within a decade, nanotechnology should account for $1 trillion worth of products in the United States alone. This groundbreaking book provides you with:

  • The steps you MUST take to assess and profit from the nanotech market
  • Relevant information on more than 100 leading public and private nanotech companies-and how to distinguish the real players from the "nano-pretenders"
  • A comprehensive methodology for prudently investing in-and profiting from-nanotechnology in a way that yields market-beating returns while minimizing risk.

Author Biography:
Jack Uldrich, president of The NanoVertias Group, is the leading voice in America on nanotechnology today. Formerly the chief strategy advisor to Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, Uldrich is a sought-after speaker on the ever-growing nanotechnology circuit. His articles on nanotechnology have appeared in publications including the Motley Fool. He has been interviewed for ABC News, the Weekend Edition of NPR, and has been a featured speaker at 3M's "Big Thinkers" Symposium.


Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and Opportunity
Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and Opportunity Lynn E. Foster, Foreword by George Allen, Foreword by Joe Lieberman

"A fascinating look at the art and science of nanotechnology. Hold on to your hats, the world is about to change big time. . . . A comprehensive look at nanotechnology from the perspective of science, investment, IP, and business development with a healthy dose of vision for good measure. First-rate authors with an excellent presentation of the material. Buy this book." iDavid Bishop, Ph.D., V.P. of Nanotechnology Research, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies

Coverage includes

  • How the convergence of nanoscale science foreshadows revolutionary societal change
  • Technical and business obstacles that still challenge the industry
  • Lessons from the early "gold rush" days of biotech: managing the hype
  • Nanotech as disruptive innovation: implications for investors and venture capitalists
  • The evolving roles of entrepreneurs, universities, and the U.S. government
  • Key application areas: materials, microelectronics, sensors, energy, and beyond
  • Bio-Nano-Information fusion: the potential to transform medicine
  • Relevant patent law and intellectual property issues
  • The ethics of nanotechnology


Discovering the Nanoscale
Discovering the Nanoscale Edited by: Davis Baird, Alfred Nordmann, and Joachim Schummer

Labeled by the editors as "a collection of studies that considers nanoscience and nanotechnologies from the critical perspective of Science and technology Studies (STS)," Discovering the Nanoscale is comprised of 25 papers on where we are, how we got here, and where we may be headed with nanoscale technologies, as seen through the eyes of distinguished philosophers and scientists.


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Nanotechnology: Risk, Ethics and Law. Edited by Geoffrey Hunt and Michael Mehta
Nanotechnology: Risk, Ethics and Law Edited by: Geoffrey Hunt and Michael Mehta

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.

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Nanotechnology: Global Strategies, Industry Trends and Applications. April 2005

Kabbalistic Nanotechnology. Rav P. S. Berg. August 2005

Nanotechnology for Dummies. Richard Booker, K. Feltman (Editor). July 2005

Nanoscale Assembly Techniques. Huck Wilhelm T. S. April 2005

Fantastic Voyage: The Science behind Radical Life Extension, Live Long Enough to Live Forever. Ray Kurzweil, Terry Grossman. October 2004 Read Excerpt

Nanophysics and Nanotechnology: An Introduction to Modern Concepts in Nanoscience. Edward L. Wolf. August 2004

The Handbook of Nanotechnology Business, Policy, and Intellectual Property Law. John C. Miller. October 2004

Nanotechnology and the Environment. Barbara Karn, Vicki Colvin, Paul Alivasatos. September 2004

Nanotechnology in Construction. Editors: W. Zhu, P.J.M. Bartos, J.J. Hughes, P. Trtik. July 2004

Soft Machines: Nanotechnology and Life. Richard A. L. Jones. October 2004

Nanotechnology and Nano-Interface Controlled Electronic Devices. Editors: M. Iwamoto, K. Kaneto, S. Mashiko. February 2003

Nanotechnology in Catalysis, Vol. 2. Bing Zhou, Editors: Gabor A. Somorjai, Sophie Hermans. April 2004

Thin-Film Solar Cells. Yoshihiro Hamakawa. January 2004

Asianano 2002: Proceedings of the Asian Symposium on Nanotechnology and Nanoscience 2002. Editors: Masatsugu Shimomura, Teruya Ishihara. November 2003

Nanotechnology: An Introduction to Nanostructuring Techniques. Michael Kohler. April 2004

Thin Film Materials Technology: Sputtering of Compound Materials. Kiyotaka Wasa, Makoto Kitabatake, Hideaki Adachi. April 2004

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TOP 10

Do you plan on being in business in the next 5, 10, or 20 years?
If so, read this:

The Next Big Thing Is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business.
Jack Uldrich & Deb Newberry. March 2003 Read review

Got Nanotechnology?
If not, read this:

Our Molecular Future: How Nanotechnology, Robotics, Genetics, and Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Our World.
Douglas Mulhall, March 2002. Read review

Engines of Creation: The coming era of nanotechnology. K. Eric Drexler  Reviews

Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation. K. Eric Drexler 1992 reviews

Nano: The Emerging Science of Nanotechnology. Ed Regis

Nanomedicine: Basic Capabilities, Vol. 1 by Robert A. Freitas Jr. 1999 Reviews
Nanomedicine, Volume IIA: Biocompatibility by Robert A. Freitas Jr. October 2003

Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition -- Ed Regis 1991

The Investor's Guide to Nanotechnology and Micromachines. Glenn Fishbine January 2002

Nanotechnology: A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea. Mark Ratner & Daniel Ratner. November 2002 Read reviews

FREE Online Books

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Engines of Creation - The Coming Era of Nanotechnology. K. Eric Drexler

Unbounding the Future: the Nanotechnology Revolution. Eric Drexler and Chris Peterson, with Gayle Pergamit

Nanomedicine. Robert A. Freitas Jr.

There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom - Richard Feynman
An Invitation to Enter a New Field of Physics

Leaping the Abyss
Putting Group Genius to Work - Gayle Pergamit and Chris Peterson

The Global Technology Revolution: Bio/Nano/Materials Trends and Their Synergies with Information Technology by 2015
Philip S. Antón, Richard Silberglitt, and James Schneider, 2001. RAND Corp.

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