Titles in this Series

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As scientists develop the ability to work at levels thousands of times smaller than a human hair, a new world of possibilities—and critical concerns—opens up. This three-part series of Fred Friendly Seminars explores the social, ethical, and personal implications of advances in nanotechnology. Hosted by Peabody award-winning journalist John Hockenberry, each program asks policymakers, researchers, and activists to wrestle with difficult but essential issues that will impact the environment, human health, public safety, and individual privacy. Discussion guides and other resources are available online. 3-part series, 57 minutes each.

Item#: BVL39762

ISBN: 978-1-60467-691-4

Copyright date: ©2008

Reviews & Awards

“‘The Power of Small’ achieves something rather important — it eloquently demonstrates the need for broad engagement throughout society, if complex decisions on emerging nanotechnologies are to be made.” —Dr. Andrew D. Maynard, Chief Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

“A real contribution to educating the public and to exploring how the public can become involved in decisions about technology... also shows vividly why it is so essential that the public be involved.” —J. Clarence (Terry) Davies, former EPA official
and author of “Nanotechnology Oversight: An Agenda for the New Administration”

“I urge you to tune in.”  Richard Denison, PhD, Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

“Small and powerful.” —Tracy Staedter, author of Discovery Channel’s blog “Material World: Nanoarticles to cyborgs and everything in between”   


“A great collection of content and expert presentations that will not only acquaint you with the science of nanotechnology, but help you intelligently discuss the ethical issues and implications of the field.” — Michael Greer, author of “The Project Manager’s Partner”  


Related Resources

The related resources for each title in this series are listed below.

Watching Me Watching You: Nanotechnology and Civil Liberties—A Fred Friendly Seminar

Forever Young: Nanotechnology and Medicine-A Fred Friendly Seminar

Clean, Green, and Unseen: Nanotechnology and the Environment-A Fred Friendly Seminar

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