The shortlist for this year’s Royal Society Prize for Science Books has been announced. The longlist was announced in June and the winner will be announced on 21 October 2010 and wil get £10000. Personally I’ve only read the Brian Cox/Jeff Forshaw book, which I enjoyed greatly, and it actually does what it says – it explains why e=mc2, and I’ve never had anything do that for me before.
The shortlisted books are:
- World Without Ice by Henry Pollack (Avery Books)
- Life Ascending by Nick Lane (Profile Books)
- Everyday Practice of Science: Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic by Frederick Grinnell (Oxford University Press)
- We Need To Talk About Kelvin by Marcus Chown (Faber and Faber)
- Why Does e=mc2? by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw (Da Capo Press)
- God’s Philosophers: How the medieval world laid the foundations of modern science by James Hannam (Icon Books)