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Book awards: Royal Society Prize for Science Books Shortlist

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Works (185)

TitlesOrder
Egg: A Photographic Story of Hatching by Robert Burton1988
Molecules by P. W. Atkins1988
The Omega Point: The Search for the Missing Mass and the Ultimate Fate of the Universe (Bantam New Age Books) by John Gribbin1988
The Quantum Universe by Tony Hey1988
Thinking Machines: The Search for Artificial Intelligence by Igor Aleksander1988
Bricks (Threads S.) by Terry CashJunior, 1989
A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen Hawkingnot in English Common KnowledgeGeneral, 1989
Chaos: Making a New Science by James GleickGeneral, 1989
Ecology (Science & Experiments Series) by Richard SpurgeonJunior, 1989
End: Cosmic Catastrophe and the Fate of the Universe by F. E. CloseGeneral, 1989
Lots of Rot by Vicki CobbJunior, 1989
Acid Rain (Conserving Our World) by John D. BainesJunior, 1990
Evolution: The Great Debate by Vernon BlackmoreGeneral, 1990
Helicopters (How It Works) by Ian GrahamJunior, 1990
The Mind Machine by Colin BlakemoreGeneral, 1990
The New Physics by Paul DaviesGeneral, 1990
Senses and Sensibilities by Jillyn SmithGeneral, 1990
The Time and Space of Uncle Albert by Russell StannardJunior, 1990
Time Reversal: An Autobiography by Anatole AbragamGeneral, 1990
The World of the Microscope by Chris OxladeJunior, 1990
The Big Book of Prehistoric Life by Dougal DixonJunior, 1991
The Big Book of Stars and Planets by Robin KerrodJunior, 1991
Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology by Eric DrexlerGeneral, 1991
Genome: The Story of the Most Astonishing Scientific Adventure of Our Time the Attempt to Map All the Genes in the Human by Jerry E. BishopGeneral, 1991
Global Warming: Are We Entering the Greenhouse Century? by Stephen H. SchneiderGeneral, 1991
The Stuff of the Universe: Dark Matter, Mankind and the Coincidences of Cosmology by John GribbinGeneral, 1991
The Trials of Life by David AttenboroughGeneral, 1991
Why Is Night Dark? (Usborne Starting Point Science) by Sophy TahtaJunior, 1991
Big Green Book by Fred PearceJunior, 1992
Black Holes and Uncle Albert by Russell StannardJunior, 1992
Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist by Adrian DesmondGeneral, 1992
Dawn of a Millennium: Beyond Evolution and Culture by Erich HarthGeneral, 1992
Dinosaur (Eyewitness Books) by DK PublishingJunior, 1992
Fossils: The Evolution and Extinction of Species by Niles EldredgeGeneral, 1992
Last Animals at the Zoo: How Mass Extinction Can Be Stopped by Colin TudgeGeneral, 1992
The Natural History of the Universe by Colin A. RonanGeneral, 1992
Tomorrow's Earth: A Squeaky-Green Guide by David J. BellamyJunior, 1992
"Newsround" Book of Space by Nick HeathcoteJunior, 1993
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James GleickGeneral, 1993
How the Earth Works (Reader's Digest) by John FarndonJunior, 1993
Insects in Flight by John BrackenburyGeneral, 1993
The Malaria Capers : More Tales of Parasites and People, Research and Reality by Robert S. DesowitzGeneral, 1993
The Mind of God : The Scientific Basis for a Rational World by Paul DaviesGeneral, 1993
Virtual Worlds: A Journey in Hype and Hyperreality (Penguin Science) by Benjamin WoolleyGeneral, 1993
Afterglow of Creation: From the Fireball to the Discovery of Cosmic Ripples by Marcus ChownGeneral, 1994
The Body Atlas by Steve ParkerJunior, 1994
The Diversity of Life by Edward O. WilsonGeneral, 1994
Dreams of a Final Theory by Steven WeinbergGeneral, 1994
The Engineer in the Garden: Genes and Genetics : From the Idea of Heredity to the Creation of Life by Colin TudgeGeneral, 1994
The Neandertals: Of Skeletons, Scientists, and Scandal by Erik TrinkausGeneral, 1994
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt RidleyGeneral, 1994
The Book of Man: The Human Genome Project and the Quest to Discover Our Genetic Heritage by W. F. BodmerGeneral, 1995
The Covenant of the Wild: Why Animals Chose Domestication by Stephen BudianskyGeneral, 1995
The Egg and Sperm Race by Frances R. BalkwillJunior, 1995
Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration by Bert HölldoblerGeneral, 1995
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language by Steven PinkerGeneral, 1995
Life (Eyewitness Books) by David BurnieJunior, 1995
Lucky Science: Accidental Discoveries From Gravity to Velcro, with Experiments by Royston M. RobertsJunior, 1995
The Robot Zoo: A Mechanical Guide to the Way Animals Work by John KellyJunior, 1995
The Snows of Olympus: A Garden on Mars by Arthur C. ClarkeGeneral, 1995
About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution by Paul DaviesGeneral, 1996
Creatures That Glow (Weird and Wonderful) by Anita GaneriJunior, 1996
Everyday Machines: Amazing Devices We Take for Granted by David BurnieJunior, 1996
The Faber Book of Science by John CareyGeneral, 1996
Microbes, Bugs & Wonder Drugs (Making Sense of Science) by F. BalkwillJunior, 1996
Nature's keepers : the new science of nature management by Stephen BudianskyGeneral, 1996
Nature's Numbers by Ian StewartGeneral, 1996
Our Universe: A Guide to What's Out There by Russell StannardJunior, 1996
River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life by Richard DawkinsGeneral, 1996
Wild Technology by Phil GatesJunior, 1996
The Big Bug Search by Caroline YoungJunior, 1997
Climbing Mount Improbable by Richard DawkinsGeneral, 1997
Fire in the Mind: Science, Faith, and the Search for Order by George JohnsonGeneral, 1997
In the Blood: God, Genes and Destiny by Steve JonesGeneral, 1997
The incredible journey to the center of the atom: From the unimaginable vastness of the universe to the unbelievably min by Trevor DayJunior, 1997
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava SobelGeneral, 1997
The origins of virtue by Matt RidleyGeneral, 1997
What Happens When...? (What's Inside?) by John FarndonJunior, 1997
The Young Gaia Atlas of Earthcare: An Illustrated Reference Guide to Looking After Our Planet by Miles LitvinoffJunior, 1997
Big Bang by Heather CouperJunior, 1998
Fermat's Last Theorem: The Story of a Riddle That Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years by Simon SinghGeneral, 1998
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond1998
Understanding Your Muscles & Bones by Rebecca TreaysJunior, 1998
Yum Yum (Wonderwise) by Mick ManningJunior, 1998
Ask Uncle Albert: 100 1/2 Tricky Science Questions Answered by Russell StannardJunior, 1999
A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash by Sylvia NasarGeneral, 1999
Big Head: A Book About Your Brain and Your Head by Peter RowanJunior, 1999
Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge by Edward O. WilsonGeneral, 1999
How the Mind Works by Steven PinkerGeneral, 1999
Incredible Body : Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections by Richard PlattJunior, 1999
Mapping the Mind by Rita CarterGeneral, 1999
One Renegade Cell: How Cancer Begins by Robert A. WeinbergGeneral, 1999
Science School by Mick ManningJunior, 1999
A Brief History of the Future: Origins of the Internet by John NaughtonGeneral, 2000
Children Of Prometheus: The Accelerating Pace Of Human Evolution by Christopher WillsGeneral, 2000
Evolve or Die by Phil GatesJunior, 2000
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt RidleyGeneral, 2000
The History News In Space by Michael JohnstoneJunior, 2000
The Kingfisher Book of Planet Earth by Martin RedfernJunior, 2000
The Usborne First Encyclopedia of Our World by Felicity BrooksJunior, 2000
The White Death: A History of Tuberculosis by Thomas DormandyGeneral, 2000
Creation: Life and How to Make It by Steve GrandGeneral, 2001
DK Guide to Dinosaurs by David LambertJunior, 2001
Epidemic (Eyewitness Books) by Brian WardJunior, 2001
Malignant Sadness: The Anatomy of Depression by Lewis WolpertGeneral, 2001
Mendel's Demon: Gene Justice and the Complexity of Life by Mark RidleyGeneral, 2001
Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements by Paul StrathernGeneral, 2001
Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics by George JohnsonGeneral, 2001
Suffering Scientists (Horrible Science) by Nick ArnoldJunior, 2001
Acid Tongues and Tranquil Dreamers: Eight Scientific Rivalries That Changed the World by Michael WhiteGeneral, 2002
Aeons: The Search for the Beginning of Time by Martin GorstGeneral, 2002
Albert Einstein and His Inflatable Universe by Dr. Mike GoldsmithJunior, 2002
The Kingfisher Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia by David BurnieJunior, 2002
The Madness of Adam and Eve: How Schizophrenia Shaped Humanity by David HorrobinGeneral, 2002
Materials (Library of Science) by Alastair SmithJunior, 2002
A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons by Robert M. SapolskyGeneral, 2002
The Secret Life of Dust: From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, the Big Consequences of Little Things by Hannah HolmesGeneral, 2002
The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking2002
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven PinkerGeneral, 2003
Dinosaur (Fast Forward Books) by Nicholas HarrisJunior, 2003
The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos (Princeton Science Library) by Robert P. KirshnerGeneral, 2003
If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens … Where Is Everybody?: Fifty Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life by Stephen WebbGeneral, 2003
Reckoning with Risk: Learning to Live with Uncertainty by Gerd GigerenzerGeneral, 2003
Small World: Uncovering Nature's Hidden Networks by Mark BuchananGeneral, 2003
The Terrible Truth About Time by Nick ArnoldJunior, 2003
The Way Science Works by Robin KerrodJunior, 2003
The Backroom Boys: The Secret Return of the British Boffin by Francis SpuffordGeneral, 2004
The Beginning by Peter AckroydJunior, 2004
In the Beginning Was the Worm: Finding the Secrets of Life in a Tiny Hermaphrodite by Andrew BrownGeneral, 2004
Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern Science by Nigel CalderGeneral, 2004
Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body by Armand Marie LeroiGeneral, 2004
Nature via Nurture: Genes, Experience and What Makes Us Human by Matt RidleyGeneral, 2004
Riotous Robots by Dr. Mike GoldsmithJunior, 2004
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson2004
Survivor's Science In the Rainforest (Survivor's Science) by Peter D. RileyJunior, 2004
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life by Richard DawkinsGeneral, 2005
Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another by Philip Ball2005
Earth: An Intimate History by Richard ForteyGeneral, 2005
Human Mind: How to Make the Most ItGeneral, 2005
Kingfisher Knowledge: Endangered Planet by David BurnieJunior, 2005
Leap Through Time Earthquake by Nicholas HarrisJunior, 2005
Matters of Substance: Drugs--and Why Everyone's a User by Griffith EdwardsGeneral, 2005
Mysteries & Marvels of Science by Phillip ClarkeJunior, 2005
Night Sky Atlas: The Moon, Planets, Stars and Deep Sky Objects by Robin ScagellJunior, 2005
Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older: How Memory Shapes our Past by Douwe DraaismaGeneral, 2005
Blame My Brain by Nicola MorganJunior, 2006
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared DiamondGeneral, 2006
Empire of the Stars: Obsession, Friendship, and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes by Arthur I. MillerGeneral, 2006
Go Figure!: A Totally Cool Book About Numbers by Johnny BallJunior, 2006
It's True! Squids Suck by Nicki GreenbergJunior, 2006
Kingfisher Knowledge: Forensics by Richard PlattJunior, 2006
Parallel Worlds : A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos by Michio KakuGeneral, 2006
Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life by Nick LaneGeneral, 2006
The Truth About Hormones: An Up-to-the-minute, Highly Entertaining Guide to Those Mysteriously Powerful Things, Hormones by Vivienne ParryGeneral, 2006
Usborne 100 Science Experiments (100 Science Experiments Il) by Georgina AndrewsJunior, 2006
Homo Britannicus : The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain by Chris StringerGeneral, 2007
How Nearly Everything Was Invented By The Brainwaves by Roger BridgmanJunior, 2007
Hurricanes, Tsunamis, and Other Natural Disasters (Kingfisher Knowledge) by Andrew LangleyJunior, 2007
In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind by Eric R. KandelGeneral, 2007
Lonesome George: The Life and Loves of a Conservation Icon by Henry NichollsGeneral, 2007
One in Three: A Son's Journey into the History and Science of Cancer by Adam WishartGeneral, 2007
The Rough Guide to Climate Change by Robert HensonGeneral, 2007
Coral: A Pessimist in Paradise by Steve JonesGeneral, 2008
Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious by Gerd GigerenzerGeneral, 2008
A Life Decoded by J. Craig VenterGeneral, 2008
Six degrees: our future on a hotter planet by Mark Lynas2008
The Sun Kings: The Unexpected Tragedy of Richard Carrington and the Tale of How Modern Astronomy Began by Stuart ClarkGeneral, 2008
Why Beauty Is Truth: A History of Symmetry by Ian StewartGeneral, 2008
Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks by Ben GoldacreGeneral, 2009
Decoding the Heavens: A 2,000-Year-Old Computer—and the Century-Long Search to Discover Its Secrets by Jo MarchantGeneral, 2009
The Drunkard's Walk : How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard MlodinowGeneral, 2009
What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life by Avery GilbertGeneral, 2009
Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil ShubinGeneral, 2009
Everyday Practice of Science: Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic by Frederick Grinnell2010
God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science by James Hannam2010
The Matchbox That Ate a Forty-Ton Truck: What Everyday Things Tell Us About the Universe by Marcus Chown2010
Why Does E=mc²?: (And Why Should We Care?) by Brian Edward Cox2010
A World Without Ice by Henry N. Pollack2010
Alex's adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos2011
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean2011
Massive: The Missing Particle That Sparked the Greatest Hunt in Science by Ian Sample2011
The Rough Guide to the Future by Jon Turney2011
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages by Guy Deutscher2011
Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird by Tim Birkhead2013
Buzzing! by Anneliese Emmans DeanJunior, 2013

Award description

The Royal Society gives out awards for popular science writing. Typically they give two awards per year - a junior and a general. There is no 2009 junior award because of budgetary reasons.

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 - : Royal Society Prizes for Science Books.

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