Royal Society Trivedi Science Book PrizeGeneral

Given by The Royal Society

Other Names: Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books (Russian)
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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 show more 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 show less
Stages:
All, Winner (66), Shortlist (312), Longlist (65)
Categories:
All, General (282), Junior (95)
Years:
All, 2023 (6), 2022 (6), 2021 (6), 2020 (6), 2019 (6), 2018 (6), 2017 (6), 2016 (6), 2015 (6), 2014 (12), 2013 (13), 2012 (12), 2011 (13), 2010 (11), 2009 (13), 2008 (12), 2007 (6), 2006 (13), 2005 (13), 2004 (14), 2003 (6), 2002 (6), 2001 (6), 2000 (6), 1999 (6), 1998 (6), 1997 (6), 1996 (6), 1995 (6), 1994 (7), 1993 (6), 1992 (6), 1991 (6), 1990 (6), 1989 (5), 1988 (6)
Announced:
November 2023: Winner2023 Recent

Winner 36

WorkYear
An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong2023
A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth: 4.6 Billion Years in 12 Pithy Chapters by Henry Gee2022
Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake2021
Explaining Humans by Camilla Pang2020
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez2019
Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore2018
Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society by Cordelia Fine2017
The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science by Andrea Wulf2016
Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet we Made by Gaia Vince2015
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik2014
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 M. Carroll2013
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick2012
The Wave Watcher's Companion: From Ocean Waves to Light Waves Via Shock Waves, Stadium Waves, and all the Rest of Life's Undulations by Gavin Pretor-Pinney2011
Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution by Nick Lane2010
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes2009
Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynas2008
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert2007
Electric Universe: The Shocking True Story of Electricity by David Bodanis2006
Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another by Philip Ball2005
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson2004
Right Hand, Left Hand: The Origins of Asymmetry in Brains, Bodies, Atoms and Cultures by Chris McManus2003
The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking2002
Mapping The Deep: The Extraordinary Story of Ocean Science by Robert Kunzig2001
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene2000
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth by Paul Hoffman1999
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond1998
The Wisdom of the Bones: In Search of Human Origins by Alan Walker1997
Man and Microbes: Disease and Plagues in History and Modern Times by Arno Karlen1996
The Consumer's Good Chemical Guide: A Jargon-free Guide to the Chemicals of Everyday Life by John Emsley1995
The Language of the Genes by Steve Jones1994
The Making of Memory: From Molecules to Mind by Steven Rose1993
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal by Jared M. Diamond1992
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History by Stephen Jay Gould1991
The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics by Roger Penrose1990
Bones of Contention: Controversies in the Search for Human Origins by Roger Lewin1989
Living with Risk: The British Medical Assocation Guide (Wiley Medical Publications) by British Medical Association1988

Shortlist 217

WorkYear
An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong2023
Nuts and Bolts: Seven Small Inventions That Changed the World in a Big Way by Roma Agrawal2023
Jellyfish Age Backwards: Nature's Secrets to Longevity by Nicklas Brendborg2023
Taking Flight by Lev Parikian2023
Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus by David Quammen2023
The Exceptions: Nancy Hopkins, MIT, and the Fight for Women in Science by Kate Zernike2023
A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth: 4.6 Billion Years in 12 Pithy Chapters by Henry Gee2022
The Greywacke: How a Priest, a Soldier and a School Teacher Uncovered 300 Million Years of History by Nick Davidson2022
Spike: The Virus v The People - the inside story by Jeremy Farrar2022
Age Proof: The New Science of Living a Longer and Healthier Life The No 1 International Bestseller by Rose Anne Kenny2022
Hot air : the inside story of the battle against climate change denial by Peter Stott2022
Different: Gender Through the Eyes of a Primatologist by Frans de Waal2022
Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake2021
The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers by Emily Levesque2021
Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor2021
The End of Bias: A Beginning: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias by Jessica Nordell2021
The Sleeping Beauties: And Other Stories of Mystery Illness by Suzanne O'Sullivan2021
Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth by Stuart Ritchie2021
Explaining Humans by Camilla Pang2020
The World According to Physics by Jim Al-Khalili2020
The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson2020
The Great Pretender by Susannah Cahalan2020
The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Women's Empowerment by Linda Scott2020
Transcendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time by Gaia Vince2020
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez2019
Six Impossible Things: The ‘Quanta of Solace’ and the Mysteries of the Subatomic World by John Gribbin2019
The Remarkable Life of the Skin: An intimate journey across our surface by Monty Lyman2019
Clearing the Air: The Beginning and the End of Air Pollution by Tim Smedley2019
The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter by Paul J. Steinhardt2019
Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe by Steven Strogatz2019
Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore2018
The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife by Lucy Cooke2018
The Beautiful Cure: Harnessing Your Body's Natural Defences by Daniel M. Davis2018
Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms by Hannah Fry2018
Liquid Rules by Mark Miodownik2018
The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World by Simon Winchester2018
Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society by Cordelia Fine2017
Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics by Eugenia Cheng2017
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith2017
In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's by Joseph Jebelli2017
To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death by Mark O'Connell2017
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong2017
The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science by Andrea Wulf2016
The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird’s Egg by Tim Birkhead2016
The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe by Thomas Levenson2016
Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant2016
The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World by Oliver Morton2016
The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee2016
Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet we Made by Gaia Vince2015
The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought by David Adam2015
The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life by Alex Bellos2015
Smashing Physics: Inside the World’s Biggest Experiment by Jon Butterworth2015
Life’s Greatest Secret: The Story of the Race to Crack the Genetic Code by Matthew Cobb2015
Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology by Johnjoe McFadden2015
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik2014
Serving the Reich: the struggle for the soul of physics under Hitler by Philip Ball2014
Seven Elements that Changed the World: An Adventure of Ingenuity and Discovery by John Browne2014
The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity by Pedro G. Ferreira2014
The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery by George Johnson2014
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach2014
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 M. Carroll2013
Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird by Tim Birkhead2013
Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change That Shape Life by Enrico Coen2013
Buzzing! by Anneliese Emmans Dean2013
Pieces of Light: How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our Pasts by Charles Fernyhough2013
The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary by Caspar Henderson2013
The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea by Callum Roberts2013
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick2012
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer2012
My Beautiful Genome: Exposing Our Genetic Future, One Quirk at a Time by Lone Frank2012
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos by Brian Greene2012
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker2012
The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age by Nathan Wolfe2012
The Wave Watcher's Companion: From Ocean Waves to Light Waves Via Shock Waves, Stadium Waves, and all the Rest of Life's Undulations by Gavin Pretor-Pinney2011
Alex's Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos2011
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages by Guy Deutscher2011
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
Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution by Nick Lane2010
We Need to Talk About Kelvin: What Everyday Things Tell Us About the Universe by Marcus Chown2010
Why Does E=mc²?: (And Why Should We Care?) by Brian Cox2010
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
A World Without Ice by Henry N. Pollack2010
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes2009
What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life by Avery Gilbert2009
Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks by Ben Goldacre2009
Decoding the Heavens: A 2,000-Year-Old Computer—and the Century-Long Search to Discover Its Secrets by Jo Marchant2009
The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow2009
Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin2009
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 Clark2008
Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious by Gerd Gigerenzer2008
Coral: A Pessimist in Paradise by Steve Jones2008
Why Beauty Is Truth: A History of Symmetry by Ian Stewart2008
A Life Decoded by J. Craig Venter2008
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert2007
The Rough Guide to Climate Change by Robert Henson2007
In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind by Eric R. Kandel2007
Lonesome George: The Life and Loves of a Conservation Icon by Henry Nicholls2007
Homo Britannicus : The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain by Chris Stringer2007
One in Three: A Son's Journey into the History and Science of Cancer by Adam Wishart2007
Electric Universe: The Shocking True Story of Electricity by David Bodanis2006
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared M. Diamond2006
Parallel Worlds : A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos by Michio Kaku2006
Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life by Nick Lane2006
Empire of the Stars: Obsession, Friendship, and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes by Arthur I. Miller2006
The Truth About Hormones: An Up-to-the-minute, Highly Entertaining Guide to Those Mysteriously Powerful Things, Hormones by Vivienne Parry2006
Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another by Philip Ball2005
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life by Richard Dawkins2005
Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older: How Memory Shapes our Past by Douwe Draaisma2005
Matters of Substance: Drugs--and Why Everyone's a User by Griffith Edwards2005
Earth: An Intimate History by Richard Fortey2005
Human Mind: How to Make the Most It2005
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson2004
In the Beginning Was the Worm: Finding the Secrets of Life in a Tiny Hermaphrodite by Andrew Brown2004
Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern Science by Nigel Calder2004
Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body by Armand Marie Leroi2004
Nature via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human by Matt Ridley2004
The Backroom Boys: The Secret Return of the British Boffin by Francis Spufford2004
Right Hand, Left Hand: The Origins of Asymmetry in Brains, Bodies, Atoms and Cultures by Chris McManus2003
Small World: Uncovering Nature's Hidden Networks by Mark Buchanan2003
Reckoning with Risk: Learning to Live with Uncertainty by Gerd Gigerenzer2003
The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos (Princeton Science Library) by Robert P. Kirshner2003
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker2003
If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens … Where Is Everybody?: Fifty Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life by Stephen Webb2003
The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking2002
Aeons: The Search for the Beginning of Time by Martin Gorst2002
The Secret Life of Dust: From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, the Big Consequences of Little Things by Hannah Holmes2002
The Madness of Adam and Eve: How Schizophrenia Shaped Humanity by David Horrobin2002
A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons by Robert M. Sapolsky2002
Acid Tongues and Tranquil Dreamers: Eight Scientific Rivalries That Changed the World by Michael White2002
Mapping The Deep: The Extraordinary Story of Ocean Science by Robert Kunzig2001
Creation: Life and How to Make It by Steve Grand2001
Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics by George Johnson2001
Mendel's Demon: Gene Justice and the Complexity of Life by Mark Ridley2001
Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements by Paul Strathern2001
Malignant Sadness: The Anatomy of Depression by Lewis Wolpert2001
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene2000
The White Death: A History of Tuberculosis by Thomas Dormandy2000
A Brief History of the Future: Origins of the Internet by John Naughton2000
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley2000
Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior by Jonathan Weiner2000
Children Of Prometheus: The Accelerating Pace Of Human Evolution by Christopher Wills2000
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth by Paul Hoffman1999
Mapping the Mind by Rita Carter1999
A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash by Sylvia Nasar1999
How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker1999
One Renegade Cell: How Cancer Begins by Robert A. Weinberg1999
Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge by Edward O. Wilson1999
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond1998
The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes and Its Implications by David Deutsch1998
Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth by Richard A. Fortey1998
This Is Biology: The Science of the Living World by Ernst Mayr1998
Fermat's Last Theorem: The Story of a Riddle That Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years by Simon Singh1998
Twins: And What They Tell Us About Who We Are by Lawrence Wright1998
The Wisdom of the Bones: In Search of Human Origins by Alan Walker1997
Climbing Mount Improbable by Richard Dawkins1997
Fire in the Mind: Science, Faith, and the Search for Order by George Johnson1997
In the Blood: God, Genes and Destiny by Steve Jones1997
The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation by Matt Ridley1997
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel1997
Man and Microbes: Disease and Plagues in History and Modern Times by Arno Karlen1996
Nature's Keepers: The New Science of Nature Management by Stephen Budiansky1996
The Faber Book of Science by John Carey1996
About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution by Paul Davies1996
River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life by Richard Dawkins1996
Nature's Numbers by Ian Stewart1996
The Consumer's Good Chemical Guide: A Jargon-free Guide to the Chemicals of Everyday Life by John Emsley1995
The Book of Man: The Human Genome Project and the Quest to Discover Our Genetic Heritage by W. F. Bodmer1995
The Covenant of the Wild: Why Animals Chose Domestication by Stephen Budiansky1995
The Snows of Olympus: A Garden on Mars by Arthur C. Clarke1995
Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration by Bert Hölldobler1995
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language by Steven Pinker1995
The Language of the Genes by Steve Jones1994
Afterglow of Creation: From the Fireball to the Discovery of Cosmic Ripples by Marcus Chown1994
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley1994
The Neandertals: Of Skeletons, Scientists, and Scandal by Erik Trinkaus1994
The Engineer in the Garden: Genes and Genetics : From the Idea of Heredity to the Creation of Life by Colin Tudge1994
Dreams of a Final Theory by Steven Weinberg1994
The Diversity of Life by Edward O. Wilson1994
The Making of Memory: From Molecules to Mind by Steven Rose1993
Insects in Flight by John Brackenbury1993
The Mind of God : The Scientific Basis for a Rational World by Paul Davies1993
The Malaria Capers : More Tales of Parasites and People, Research and Reality by Robert S. Desowitz1993
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick1993
Virtual Worlds: A Journey in Hype and Hyperreality (Penguin Science) by Benjamin Woolley1993
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal by Jared M. Diamond1992
Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist by Adrian Desmond1992
Fossils: The Evolution and Extinction of Species by Niles Eldredge1992
Dawn of a Millennium: Beyond Evolution and Culture (Penguin Science) by Erich Harth1992
The Natural History of the Universe by Colin A. Ronan1992
Last Animals at the Zoo: How Mass Extinction Can Be Stopped by Colin Tudge1992
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History by Stephen Jay Gould1991
The Trials of Life by David Attenborough1991
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. Bishop1991
Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology by Eric Drexler1991
The Stuff of the Universe: Dark Matter, Mankind and the Coincidences of Cosmology by John Gribbin1991
Global Warming: Are We Entering the Greenhouse Century? by Stephen H. Schneider1991
The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics by Roger Penrose1990
Time Reversal: An Autobiography by Anatole Abragam1990
Evolution: The Great Debate by Vernon Blackmore1990
The Mind Machine by Colin Blakemore1990
The New Physics by Paul Davies1990
Senses and Sensibilities by Jillyn Smith1990
Bones of Contention: Controversies in the Search for Human Origins by Roger Lewin1989
End: Cosmic Catastrophe and the Fate of the Universe by F. E. Close1989
Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick1989
A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen Hawking1989
The Crumbs of Creation: Trace elements in history, medicine, industry, crime and folklore by J Lenihan1989
Living with Risk: The British Medical Assocation Guide (Wiley Medical Publications) by British Medical Association1988
Thinking Machines: The Search for Artificial Intelligence by Igor Aleksander1988
Molecules by P. W. Atkins1988
Egg: A Photographic Story of Hatching by Robert Burton1988
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

Longlist 65

WorkYear
Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson2014
What a Wonderful World: One Man's Attempt to Explain the Big Stuff by Marcus Chown2014
Dice World: Science and Life in a Random Universe by Brian Clegg2014
The Compatibility Gene: How Our Bodies Fight Disease, Attract Others, and Define Our Selves by Daniel M. Davis2014
My Brief History by Stephen Hawking2014
Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live by Marlene Zuk2014
The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body by Frances Ashcroft2013
The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet by Robert M. Hazen2013
Life's Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos by Peter M. Hoffmann2013
Air: The Restless Shaper of the World by William Bryant Logan2013
The Cosmic Tourist: Visit the 100 Most Awe-Inspiring Destinations in the Universe! by Brian May2013
The Life of a Leaf by Steven Vogel2013
The Two Kinds of Decay: A Memoir by Sarah Manguso2012
The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality by Richard Panek2012
The Address Book: Our Place in the Scheme of Things by Tim Radford2012
Pricing the Future: Finance, Physics, and the 300-year Journey to the Black-Scholes Equation by George G. Szpiro2012
Race?: Debunking a Scientific Myth by Ian Tattersall2012
The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life by Robert Trivers2012
Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating by Leslie Brunetta2011
Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet by Tim Flannery2011
The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness by Oren Harman2011
What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly2011
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley2011
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach2011
The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years by Sonia Shah2011
Why Evolution Is True by Jerry A. Coyne2010
In Search of the Multiverse by John Gribbin2010
Storms of my grandchildren by James Hansen2010
The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World by Iain McGilchrist2010
Complexity : A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell2010
Living with Enza: The Forgotten Story of Britain and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918 by Mark Honigsbaum2009
Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality by Manjit Kumar2009
Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides are Wrong in the Race Debate by Kenan Malik2009
Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines by Richard A. Muller2009
Ice, Mud and Blood: Lessons from Climates Past by Chris Turney2009
Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life by Carl Zimmer2009
The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It by Robert Zimmerman2009
The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life? by Paul Davies2008
A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis by David M. Friedman2008
Bang!: The Complete History of the Universe by Brian May2008
The Science of Doctor Who by Paul Parsons2008
Giant Leaps: Mankind's greatest scientific advances by John Perry2008
Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code by Matt Ridley2008
The Elements of Murder: A History of Poison by John Emsley2006
The Gecko's Foot: Bio-inspiration: Engineering New Materials from Nature by Peter Forbes2006
The Silicon Eye: How a Silicon Valley Company Aims to Make All Current Computers, Cameras, and Cell Phones Obsolete (Ent by George Gilder2006
Venomous Earth: How Arsenic Caused The World's Worst Mass Poisoning by Andrew Meharg2006
Seven Deadly Colours by Andrew Parker2006
Stalking the Riemann Hypothesis: The Quest to Find the Hidden Law of Prime Numbers by Dan Rockmore2006
The Fruits of War by Michael White2006
The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization by Brian Fagan2005
Pandora's Breeches: Women, Science & Power in the Enlightenment by Patricia Fara2005
Deep Simplicity: Chaos, Complexity and the Emergence of Life by John Gribbin2005
Aspirin: The Remarkable Story of a Wonder Drug by Diarmuid Jeffreys2005
The Status Syndrome: How Social Standing Affects Our Health and Longevity by Michael Marmot2005
Hippocratic Oaths: Medicine and Its Discontents by Raymond Tallis2005
Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control by Kathleen Taylor2005
Galileo's Finger: The Ten Great Ideas of Science by Peter Atkins2004
The Essential Difference: Male And Female Brains And The Truth About Autism by Simon Baron-Cohen2004
A Brief History of Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable by Brian Clegg2004
Freedom Evolves by Daniel C. Dennett2004
Sex, Botany and Empire: The Story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks by Patricia Fara2004
After the Ice: A Global Human History 20,000-5000 BC by Steven Mithen2004
How to Clone the Perfect Blonde: Using Science to Make Your Wildest Dreams Come True by Sue Nelson2004
Adam's Curse: A Future without Men by Bryan Sykes2004

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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 (English, Member-written)
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.

See also http://www.librarything.com/bookaward/Royal+Society+Winton+Prize+for+Science+Books+shortlist for 2012-2016, although the sponsorship had changed again in 2016. (English, Member-written)
See also the longlist and the winners.

See also http://www.librarything.com/bookaward/Royal+Society+Prize+for+Science+Books+Shortlist for 1988-2011. (English, Member-written)
The Royal Society gives an annual prize 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 name of the prize has changed over the years:
1988-1989: Science Book Prize
1990-2000: Rhône-Poulenc Prize for Science Books
2001-2006: Aventis Prize for Science Books
2007-2010: Royal Society Prize for Science Books
2011-date: Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

More details of the prize are available at Royal Society Winton Prize for Science books.

See also the longlist and the shortlist. (English, Member-written)
See also the shortlist and the winners. (English, Member-written)
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