The 204-page Nanotechnology Regulation and Policy Worldwide describes legal and policy initiatives that are designed toeither encourage or restrict nanotechnology research and applications. Targeted to scientists, engineers, government officials and business professionals, thevolume discusses how to comply with regulations in various countries as applications are developed and how to protect intellectual property rights associated with the technology. An overview is provided on global nanotechnology R&D, and health, medical, environmental and international trade regulations that affect the technology are presented. Ways in which applicable laws, regulations and public policies can be structured and enforced to encourage nanotechnologydevelopment while protecting the public interest are discussed. Jeffrey H. Matsuura; Artech House, Norwood, Mass., 2006; $89.