Book awards: Royal Society Prize for Science Books

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Living with Risk: The British Medical Assocation Guide (Wiley Medical Publications) by British Medical AssociationGeneral, 1988
Bones of Contention: Controversies in the Search for Human Origins by Roger LewinGeneral, 1989
The Way Things Work by David MacaulayJunior, 1989
The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics by Roger PenroseGeneral, 1990
What Makes a Flower Grow (Usborne Starting Point Science) by Susan MayesJunior, 1990
What Makes It Rain? (Usborne Starting Point Science) by Susan MayesJunior, 1990
What's Under the Ground (Usborne Starting Point Science) by Susan MayesJunior, 1990
Where Does Electricity Come From? (Usborne Starting Point Science Series) by Susan MayesJunior, 1990
Cell Wars (Cells and Things) by Frances R. BalkwillJunior, 1991
Cells Are Us (Cells and Things) by Frances R. BalkwillJunior, 1991
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History by Stephen Jay GouldGeneral, 1991
The Amazing Voyage of the Cucumber Sandwich by Peter RowanJunior, 1992
How Nature Works (How It Works) by David BurnieJunior, 1992
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal by Jared M. DiamondGeneral, 1992
The Making of Memory: From Molecules to Mind by Steven RoseGeneral, 1993
Evolution (Eyewitness Books) by Linda GamlinJunior, 1994
The Language of the Genes by Steve JonesGeneral, 1994
Science With Weather (Usborne Science Activities) by Rebecca HeddleJunior, 1994
The Consumer's Good Chemical Guide: A Jargon-free Guide to the Chemicals of Everyday Life by John EmsleyGeneral, 1995
The Most Amazing Science Pop-Up Book by Jay YoungJunior, 1995
Plague's Progress: A Social History of Man and Disease by Arno KarlenGeneral, 1996
Blood, Bones and Body Bits by Nick ArnoldJunior, 1997
The Wisdom of the Bones: In Search of Human Origins by Alan WalkerGeneral, 1997
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared DiamondGeneral, 1998
The Kingfisher Young People's Book of Oceans by David LambertJunior, 1998
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth by Paul HoffmanGeneral, 1999
The Usborne Complete Book of the Microscope by Kirsteen RogersJunior, 1999
DK Guide to Space by Peter BondJunior, 2000
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian GreeneGeneral, 2000
DK Guide to Weather by Michael AllabyJunior, 2001
Mapping the Deep: The Extraordinary Story of Ocean Science by Robert KunzigGeneral, 2001
DK Guide to the Human Body by Richard WalkerJunior, 2002
The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen William HawkingGeneral, 2002
Ocean (DK Guides) by Frances DipperJunior, 2003
Right Hand, Left Hand: The Origins of Asymmetry in Brains, Bodies, Atoms and Cultures by Chris McManusGeneral, 2003
Really Rotten Experiments (Horrible Science) by Nick ArnoldJunior, 2004
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonGeneral, 2004
Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another by Philip BallGeneral, 2005
What Makes Me, Me? (Big Questions) by Robert WinstonJunior, 2005
Electric Universe by David BodanisGeneral, 2006
Global Garden by Jennie MaizelsJunior, 2006
Can You Feel The Force? by Richard HammondJunior, 2007
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel GilbertGeneral, 2007
Six degrees: our future on a hotter planet by Mark LynasGeneral, 2008
The Usborne Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do by Rebecca GilpinJunior, 2008
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard HolmesGeneral, 2009
Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution by Nick LaneGeneral, 2010
How the World Works: A Hands-On Guide to Our Amazing Planet by Christian DorionJunior, 2011
The wave watcher's companion by Gavin Pretor-PinneyGeneral, 2011
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James GleickGeneral, 2012
Science experiments by Robert M.L. WinstonJunior, 2012
Look inside space by Rob Lloyd JonesJunior, 2013
The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World by Sean CarrollGeneral, 2013
Eye Benders: The Science of Seeing and Believing by Clive GiffordJunior, 2014
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark MiodownikGeneral, 2014
Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet we Made by Gaia VinceGeneral, 2015
Utterly Amazing Science by Robert WinstonJunior, 2015
How Machines Work: Zoo Break! by David MacaulayJunior, 2016
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea WulfGeneral, 2016

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Award description

The Royal Society gives an annual award for new popular science writing for a general adult readership. The Prize is open to science books written for a non-specialist audience. The winner receives £25,000 and the authors of the short listed books £2,500.

The awards have changed names many times:
1988 - 89: Science Book Prizes
1990 - 00: Rhône-Poulenc Prizes for Science Books
2001 - 06: Aventis Prizes for Science Books
2007 - 2010 : Royal Society Prizes for Science Books
2011- 2015 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books (General prize)
2016 - : Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize

More details of the Prizes are avaialble at Royal Society Book Prizes


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