The World's first Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 10-Volume Set, (Edited by H. S. Nalwa, Foreword by Professor Richard E. Smalley, Nobel Prize Laureate, Endorsed by Professor Jean-Marie Lehn, Nobel Prize Laureate) that appeared in 2004 received the "2005 Best Reference Work Award" of the American Society for Engineering Education (USA) and "2005 Outstanding Academic Title" by the CHOICE magazine from the American Library Association (USA). The 10-volume set contained 419 chapters organized in an alphabetical order A-Z format by title, over 1,000 contributing authors, 7,500 figures, 800 tables, 80,000 bibliographic citations and hundreds of illustrations, chemical and mathematical equations covering over 10,000 pages. The first 10-volume set of this encyclopedia proved to be a milestone for the scientific community working in the field of nanotechnology.
Given the tremendous success of the first 10-volumes and fast research development in the different fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, the new 15 volumes were published containing 300 chapters organized in an A-Z format by title, 6,600 figures, 600 tables, 60,000 bibliographic references, and hundreds of equations to provide a complete coverage of advanced research in all nanotechnology related fields including chemistry, physics, engineering, biology, and medical sciences. With the addition of new 15 volumes, the entire 25-volume then contained over 710 review chapters contributed by over 2,000 of the world's leading scientists from top-notch academic and industrial institutions worldwide.
Again new 5 volumes were published which contained 90 chapters organized in an alphabetical order A-Z format by title, ca. 2,600 figures, 370 tables, 24,500 bibliographic citations and hundreds of chemical and mathematical equations covering over 3,000 pages. The entire 30 volumes of encyclopedia now contains over 800 chapters, 16,700 figures, 1,770 tables, 165,000 bibliographic citations, hundreds of chemical structures, formulas, and mathematical equations covering over 25,000 pages. The most expanded, this classic reference is one of the best reference books in the world. It is the most comprehensive and unique reference with a very broad and wide-ranging coverage defining the entire field of nanotechnology. There is no match for this landmark reference since this encyclopedia covers all research topics reported over the past two decades. It is the most useful reference for all academic and research libraries.