Nanotechnology and the public [electronic resource] : risk perception and risk communication / Susanna Hornig Priest.Material type: BookSeries: Perspectives in nanotechnology: Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2012Description: xi, 190 p. : ill.ISBN: 9781439826843 (ebook : PDF).Subject(s): Nanotechnology -- Social aspects | Nanotechnology -- Risk assessmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: No titleOnline resources: Distributed by publisher. Purchase or institutional license may be required for access. Also available in print edition.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Risk communication in a democratic society -- 2. Introducing nanotechology to the public -- 3. Risk communication in theory and practice -- 4. Public opinion, public perception, and public understanding -- 5. What do people want from technology? -- 6. Audiences, stakeholders, cultures, and nanotechnology risk -- 7. Disseminating information about new technologies -- 8. Lessons and future challenges.
Also available in print edition.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.