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Book awards: PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Finalist/Shortlist

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Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology by David Abram2011
Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them by Donovan Hohn2012
The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature by David George Haskell2013
Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus by Bill Wasik2013
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen2013
The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code by Sam Kean2013
The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light by Paul Bogard2014
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink2014
Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking by Douglas Hofstadter2014
Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America by Jon Mooallem2014
The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era by Craig Nelson2015
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson2015
Proof: The Science of Booze by Adam Rogers2015
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert2015
The Boy Who Played with Fusion: Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting, and How to Make a Star by Tom Clynes2016
The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World by Joel K. Bourne Jr2016
Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World by Alexandra Witze2016
Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett2016
Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History by Dan Flores2017
The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish by Emily Voigt2017
How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight by Julian Guthrie2017
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren2017

Award description

The PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award celebrates writing that exemplifies literary excellence on the subject of physical and biological sciences. The winner receives a cash award of $10,000 and will be honored at the PEN Literary Awards Ceremony.

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Book awards: PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award winners

Book awards: PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Longlist


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