I am in the final stages of writing a short 5000 word project on nanomedicine and hoped this book would provide me with a basic understanding of the major points of nanotechnology. In the past few months I have read a lot on the topic and have an understanding up to a point but really hoped this would lay it out clearly and simply. Unfortunately it does not, the book seems to take chunks of information on different topics within the field and lay them out without really explaining or going into detail before moving on to the next 'chunk'. The images are also of poor quality. The book was published in 2002, this would matter less if it was giving the overview I hoped for but as it doesn't really work as that type of book, its age shows in a field that has so rapidly expanded in recent years.