Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science

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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 show more and scholarly interpretations of the physical and biological sciences and mathematics. Monographs and compendiums are not eligible. show less
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Winner 65

Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas by Jennifer Raff2023
The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein2022
The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World by Sarah Stewart Johnson2021
Archaeology from Space : How the Future Shapes our Past by Sarah Parcak2020
Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth by Adam Frank2019
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky2018
The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee2017
The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History by Thor Hanson2016
Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle by Douglas J. Emlen2015
Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian by A. Douglas Stone2014
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't by Nate Silver2013
The Fate of Greenland: Lessons from Abrupt Climate Change by Philip Conkling2012
Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century by Burton Richter2011
Complexity : A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell2010
The Art and Politics of Science by Harold Varmus2009
Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin2008
The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution by Sean B. Carroll2007
Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate by William F. Ruddiman2006
The Hunt for the Dawn Monkey: Unearthing the Origins of Monkeys, Apes, and Humans by Christopher Beard2005
Isaac Newton by James Gleick2004
Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth by Andrew H. Knoll2003
A Brain for All Seasons: Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change by William H. Calvin2002
The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future by Richard B. Alley2001
Cradle of Life: The Discovery of Earth's Earliest Fossils by J. William Schopf2000
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene1999
Taking Wing: Archaeopteryx and the Evolution of Bird Flight by Pat Shipman1998
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond1997
Where Does The Weirdness Go?: Why Quantum Mechanics Is Strange, But Not As Strange As You Think by David Lindley1996
Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration by Bert Hölldobler1995
Black Holes and Time Warps : Einstein's Outrageous Legacy by Kip S. Thorne1994
Living Within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos by Garrett Hardin1993
One Long Argument: Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Modern Evolutionary Thought by Ernst Mayr1992
Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte1991
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History by Stephen Jay Gould1990
The How and the Why: An Essay on the Origins and Development of Physical Theory by David Park1989
Infinite in All Directions by Freeman J. Dyson1988
Chemicals and Society: A Guide to the New Chemical Age by Hugh D. Crone1987
The Mystery of Comets by Fred Lawrence Whipple1986
The scientific reinterpretation of form by Norma E. Emerton1985
Frozen Star: Of Pulsars, Black Holes and the Fate of Stars by George Greenstein1984
Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes by Stephen Jay Gould1983
Emerging Cosmology by Bernard Lovell1982
Cosmic Dawn: The Origins of Matter and Life by Eric Chaisson1981
The Image of Eternity: Roots of Time in the Physical World by David Allen Park1980
Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery by John Imbrie1979
Mechanics of the Mind (BBC Reith Lectures; 1976) by Colin Blakemore1978
The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space by Gerard K. O'Neill1977
Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay by William W. Warner1976
The Healing Hand: Man and Wound in the Ancient World (Commonwealth Fund Publications) by Guido Majno1975
Darwin on Man: A Psychological Study of Scientific Creativity by Howard E. Gruber1974
The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann by Herman H. Goldstine1973
The Closing Circle: Nature, Man, and Technology by Barry Commoner1972
Vitamin C and the Common Cold by Linus Pauling1971
Life and Death of the Salt Marsh by John Teal1970
Antibodies and Immunity (Pelican S.) by G. J. V. Nossal1969
Great waters; a voyage of natural history to study whales, plankton, and the waters of the Southern Ocean by Sir. Alister Clavering Hardy1968
Modern Genetics by Haig P. Papazian1967
Man Adapting by Rene Dubos1966
Bird migration by Donald R. Griffin1965
The origin of adaptations by Verne Grant1964
The unseen world by René J. Dubos1963
The World of Ice. by James Lindsay Dyson1962
Communication among social bees by Martin Lindauer1961
The Forest and the Sea by Marston Bates1960
Darwin's Century: Evolution and the Men Who Discovered It by Loren Eiseley1959

Shortlist 22

Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions by Temple Grandin2023
A Voice in the Wilderness: A Pioneering Biologist Explains How Evolution Can Help Us Solve Our Biggest Problems by Professor Joseph L Graves Jr. Ph.D2023
A Silent Fire: The Story of Inflammation, Diet, and Disease by Shilpa Ravella2023
Quantum Steampunk: The Physics of Yesterday's Tomorrow by Nicole Yunger Halpern2023
The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein2022
Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else by Jordan Ellenberg2022
The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us by Meg Lowman2022
You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, the Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation by Paul A. Offit (Author)2022
Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality by Frank Wilczek2022
The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World by Sarah Stewart Johnson2021
x + y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender by Eugenia Cheng2021
Clean: The New Science of Skin and the Beauty of Doing Less by James Hamblin2021
Galileo: And the Science Deniers by Mario Livio2021
Mathematics for Human Flourishing by Francis Su2021
Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime by Sean M. Carroll2020
The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution by Susan Hockfield2020
The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last by Azra Raza2020
Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves by Frans de Waal2020
Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World by Marcia Bjornerud2019
Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hanson2019
Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures by Nick Pyenson2019
Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto by Alan Stern2019


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