Book awards: Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science

Works (55)

Darwin's Century: Evolution and the Men Who Discovered It by Loren Eiseley1959
The Forest and the Sea by Marston Bates1960
Communication among Social Bees: Revised Edition by Martin Lindauer1961
The World of Ice by James Lindsay Dyson1962
The unseen world by René J. Dubos1963
The origin of adaptations by Verne Grant1964
Bird migration by Donald R. Griffin1965
Man Adapting by Rene Dubos1966
Modern Genetics by Haig P. Papazian1967
Great waters; a voyage of natural history to study whales, plankton, and the waters of the Southern Ocean by Sir. Alister Clavering Hardy1968
Antibodies and Immunity (Pelican S.) by G. J. V. Nossal1969
Life and Death of the Salt Marsh by John Teal1970
Vitamin C and the Common Cold by Linus Pauling1971
The Closing Circle: Nature, Man, and Technology by Barry Commoner1972
The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann by Herman H. Goldstine1973
Darwin on Man: A Psychological Study of Scientific Creativity by Howard E. Gruber1974
The Healing Hand: Man and Wound in the Ancient World (Commonwealth Fund Publications) by Guido Majno1975
Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay by William W. Warner1976
The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space by Gerard K. O'Neill1977
Mechanics of the Mind (BBC Reith Lectures; 1976) by Colin Blakemore1978
Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery by John Imbrie1979
The Image of Eternity: Roots of Time in the Physical World by David Allen Park1980
Cosmic Dawn: The Origins of Matter and Life by Eric Chaisson1981
Emerging Cosmology by Bernard Lovell1982
Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes by Stephen Jay Gould1983
Frozen Star by George Greenstein1984
The scientific reinterpretation of form by Norma E. Emerton1985
The Mystery of Comets by Fred Lawrence Whipple1986
Chemicals and Society: A Guide to the New Chemical Age by Hugh D. Crone1987
Infinite in All Directions by Freeman Dyson1988
The How and the Why by David Park1989
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History by Stephen Jay Gould1990
Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte1991
One Long Argument: Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Modern Evolutionary Thought by Ernst Mayr1992
Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos by Garrett Hardin1993
Black Holes and Time Warps : Einstein's Outrageous Legacy by Kip S. Thorne1994
Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration by Bert Hölldobler1995
Where Does The Weirdness Go?: Why Quantum Mechanics Is Strange, But Not As Strange As You Think by David Lindley1996
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond1997
Taking Wing: Archaeopteryx and the Evolution of Bird Flight by Pat Shipman1998
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene1999
Cradle of Life: The Discovery of Earth's Earliest Fossils by J. William Schopf2000
The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future by Richard B. Alley2001
A Brain for All Seasons: Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change by William H. Calvin2002
Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth by Andrew H. Knoll2003
Isaac Newton by James Gleick2004
The Hunt for the Dawn Monkey: Unearthing the Origins of Monkeys, Apes, and Humans by Christopher Beard2005
Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate by William F. Ruddiman2006
The Making of the Fittest by Sean B. Carroll2007
Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin2008
The Art and Politics of Science by Harold Varmus2009
Complexity : A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell2010
Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century by Burton Richter2011
The Fate of Greenland: Lessons from Abrupt Climate Change by Philip W. Conkling2012
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't by Nate Silver2013

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Award description

Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science
The Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science is given by the Phi Beta Kappa Society for outstanding contributions by scientists to the literature of science. The intent of the award is to encourage literate and scholarly interpretations of the physical and biological sciences and mathematics. Monographs and compendiums are not eligible.


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