by Noah Berlatsky


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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title addresses various issues related to nanotechnology, including what the relationship between public perception and nanotechnology is, how nanotechnology will affect health, how nanotechnology will affect the environment, and how nanotechnology w; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

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ISBN-13: 9780737769623
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2014
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 What Is The Relationship Between Public Perception and Nanotechnology?

Chapter Preface 18

1 Nanotechnology's Popularity in Science Fiction Suggests That It Can Change the World Art Molella 20

2 Nanotechnology's Science-Fiction Qualities Have Been Publicly Overhyped Howard Lovy 25

3 Fear of Nanotechnology Has Resulted in Terrorist Violence Marion Lloyd Jeffrey R. Young 33

4 Few People Fear the Risks of Nanotechnology Susanna Priest 40

5 The US Public Knows Little About Nanotechnology but Mildly Supports It John Besley 45

6 Religious Individuals Tend to Be Less Supportive of Nanotechnology Dominique Brossard Dietram A. Scheufele Eunkyung Kim Bruce V. Lewenstein 52

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 62

Chapter 2 How Will Nanotechnology Affect Health?

Chapter Preface 64

1 Nanotechnology Shows Promise for Delivering Medications More Effectively Munyaradzi Makoni 66

2 Nanotherapy May Help Treat Cancer Carolyn Y. Johnson 73

3 Nanoparticles Can Cause Lung Damage, but Scientists Can Reduce Risk: Oxford University Press 77

4 Amid Nanotech's Dazzling Promise, Health Risks Grow Andrew Schneider 83

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 94

Chapter 3 How Will Nanotechnology Affect the Environment?

Chapter Preface 96

1 Nanotechnology May Present Dangerous Environmental Risks Heather Millar 98

2 Nanotechnology Can Be Beneficial for the Environment Veranja Karunaratne Nilwala Kottegoda Ajith de Alwis 112

3 Nanotechnology's Environmental Benefits Are Overstated: International POP's Elimination Network and European Environmental Bureau 123

4 Nanotechnology Can Help Provide Clean Water Worldwide Katharine Sanderson 135

5 Nanotechnology May Provide Innovative Solutions to Climate Change Miguel Estehan Christian Webersik David Leary Dexter Thompson-Pomeroy 140

6 Nanotechnology Is Unlikely to Provide Solutions to Climate Change Ian Illuminato Georgia Miller 156

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 169

Chapter 4 How Will Nanotechnology Affect International Relations?

Chapter Preface 171

1 Nanotechnology Could Alleviate Many of the Problems of the Developing World Jacob Heller Christine Peterson 173

2 More Regulation and Risk Assessment of Nanotechnology Is Needed in Developing Countries Alok Dhawan Vyom Sharma 179

3 Asian Nanotech Research Is Threatening to Surpass That of the West Tom Mackenzie 185

4 Future Wars Will Be Waged with Nano-Weapons Lev Navrozov 192

5 International Laws Must Be Developed to Regulate Nanoweaponry Thomas Alured Faunce Hitoshi Nasu 196

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 207

For Further Discussion 208

Organizations to Contact 210

Bibliography of Books 214

Index 217

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