No Small Matter

Science on the Nanoscale

What People Are Saying About No Small Matter

“Reorienting our eye to the nanoscale is No Small Matter. This coffee-table book juxtaposes images and ideas to encapsulate the significance of size and shape… Exploring where art meets science, the authors search for promising paths to make small-scale science more intuitive… Frankel and Whitesides’ book adds gravitas and nuance to the popularization of nanotechnology, articulating its interest and vast opportunities.”
—Jeremy Baumberg, Nature

Whitesides, a professor at Harvard University, is one of the most productive chemists in the world and arguably one of the most inventive. He brings this spirit to the book, an entertaining jaunt through the world of the micro- and nanoscale. The short essays, each dripping with enthusiasm for the topic, are roughly themed around the importance of scientific endeavour on this scale to such areas as medicine, modern computing and the quantum world… Frankel’s photography can be equally creative… The pictures are a mix of traditional photography, CGI and images produced using various microscopic techniques, and are dazzling.”
—Colin Barras, New Scientist

“Seemingly invisible objects such as viruses and molecules are imaged in rich detail through high-powered microscopes and photography.”
Science News

No Small Matter conveys science on the nanoscale through a remarkable series of photographs… This is a brilliant book that will help a wide readership to appreciate the wonders of the very small.”
—Andrew Briggs, Times Higher Education

“It is hard to grasp what we cannot see, even harder when not even a microscope can see it. With unmatched clarity and arresting elegance, Frankel and Whitesides have designed a narrative and visual voyage into the nanouniverse, revealing its basic constructs without sacrificing its magic.”
—Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA: The Museum of Modern Art

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