"A vivid and realistic look at nanotechnology, written by an insider and experienced science writer, providing a view of how this new field will affect people in the near future. The author looks at the social, political and economic changes involved."
Enviromental Science and Polution Research
"In a very easy going journalistic style the author takes the reader on a journey through the subject touching on current technology, which is already having an impact on our lives, to future technology... The author has clearly taken time to talk to leaders in the field and as a result the book is full on interesting quotes and analogies ... In summary, if you have a passing interest in nanotechnology and fancy a light read as well as a change from scaremongering and ill informed nanotechnology-related novels I would fully recommend this book." Chemistry World
"Edwards writes with such passion that it is hard not to be infected with the nanotech bug. His words fill the reader with optimism that nanotechnology really is the next big thing." The Lancet
"... the author gives an excellent overview of the development of nanotechnology and the pioneers themselves explain their social, political and economic background. ...provides a realistic view of this new technology giving easy-to-understand explanations of every key concept. Therefore, the author offers a plain and non-technical guide to the field of nanotechnology. This is an easy-to-understand introduction to nanotechnology. Hence, the book is recommendable to all experimental natural scientists in academic organizations as well as in industry. It is a brief, simple, almost math-free introduction, easy to understand and in no way boring." Engineering in Life Sciences
"Anyone who has even a slight interest in science topics should read this book!" Measurement & Control
"... the author appears to be a real human being, and his book is certainly worth reading."
Chemistry and Industry
Buchnennung i.d. Rubrik "Also of interest" in: Chemical & Engineering News
"In conclusion, Edward's book is a good introduction to the huge and confusing field of nanotechnology. It is well written and contains a wealth of information, often in the form of simple tables, which can be useful for undergraduate and PhD students, as well as for teachers interested in where we are and where we are going to be. Which, unfortunately, is not where we should go."
"... clear...readily comprehensible to a general readership..." Nature Nanotechnology
"...the book is recommendable to all experimental natural scientists in academic organizations as well as in industry. It is a brief, simple, almost math-free introduction, easy to understand and in no way boring."
Engineering in Life Sciences