"At a time when we are concerned about the potential hazards of engineered nanomaterials, this book gives a timely and delightful overview of the variety of nanoparticles that exist in our environment — from noble metal nanoparticles in ore systems and nanodust in the solar system to magnetic nanoparticles in homing pigeons and photonic crystals in beetles. It is an enjoyable and a useful companion for anyone interested in knowing about the potential hazards of nanomaterials and those seeking inspiration from nature to create functional materials."
—Dr Ai Lin Chu - Senior Editor, Nature Nanotechnology
597 pages; ISBN 9789814364218
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Title: Nature's Nanostructures
Author: Amanda S. Barnard; Haibo Guo