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Made to Measure:
New Materials for the 21st Century
Philip Ball

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"Made to Measure is a lucid account of the most advanced new materials. While it describes today's technology, this book is really about the future. If you like the down-to-the-last-atom designer 'stuff' described within, you'll love the twenty-first century. The future will be built of such stuff."--Richard E. Smalley, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

"The Materials Era anticipated the principal frontiers in science, technology, and engineering of the second half of the twentieth century. Philip Ball, in Made to Measure, extends these frontiers into the next millennium with skillful foresight. For Ball, the 'measure' of matter implies product design, wherein knowledge of rapidly advancing materials systems is now crucial for progress in commerce and culture. His book qualifies as a reference on the very matter that supports the Information Age."--W. O. Baker, Retired Chairman of the Board, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies

"Philip Ball's Made to Measure is an exceptional survey of state-of-art materials, science, and technology. It is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand where the advances in molecular physics are taking us in the 21st Century."--Professor Sir Harry Kroto, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

"The awesome cornucopia of modern material science, brimming with deft inventions and molecular marvels, is aptly and ably displayed here. Philip Ball's lucid exposition, augmented by dozens of well-crafted diagrams, celebrates the work of versatile bacterial elves as well as visionary scientists and engineers. Anyone eager to know what's coming, including both venture capitalists and poets, will relish this book."--Dudley Herschbach, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

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