The longlist for this year’s Royal Society Prize for Science Books – the world’s most prestigious award for science writing – has been announced.
- We Need To Talk About Kelvin by Marcus Chown
- Why Does E=mc2? By Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
- Why Evolution is True by Jerry A. Coyne
- In Search of the Multiverse by John Gribbin
- Everyday Practice of Science: Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic by Frederick Grinnell
- God’s Philosophers: How the medieval world laid the foundations of modern science by James Hannam
- Storms of My Grandchildren by James Hansen
- Darwin’s Island: The Galapagos in the Garden of England by Steve Jones
- Life Ascending by Nick Lane
- The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World by Iain McGilchrist
- Complexity: A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell
- A World Without Ice by Henry Pollack
The judges on the judging panel are: Maggie Philbin, radio and television presenter (Chair); Professor Tim Birkhead, Fellow of the Royal Society; Tracy Chevalier, author; Robin Ince, stand-up comedian, writer and actor; Dr Janet Anders, Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow.
The shortlist will be announced on 24th August 2010.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Society on 21st October 2010 and awarded £10,000. The authors of each shortlisted book will receive £1000.
Last year’s winner was The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes.