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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Royal Society Science Book Prize (1988-2010)

from The Royal Society accessed 8/25/10

The Royal Society Prize for Science Books celebrates the very best in popular science writing.
Ever since the Prizes were originally established in 1988 they have had the same aim - to encourage the writing, publishing and reading of good and accessible popular science books. They have grown to become one of the UK's most prestigious non-fiction literary prizes.

Shortlist-A World Without Ice by Henry Pollack
Shortlist-Everyday Practice of Science: Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic by Frederick Grinnell
Shortlist-God’s Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science by James Hannam
Shortlist-Life Ascending by Nick Lane
Shortlist-We Need To Talk About Kelvin by Marcus Chown
Shortlist-Why Does E=mc2? by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
Longlist-Why Evolution is True by Jerry A. Coyne
Longlist-In Search of the Multiverse by John Gribbin
Longlist-Storms of My Grandchildren by James Hansen
Longlist-Darwin’s Island: The Galapagos in the Garden of England by Steve Jones
Longlist-The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World by Iain McGilchrist
Longlist-Complexity: A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell

The winner will be announced on October 21.

The 2009 Prize
Winner: The age of wonder: How the Romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science by Richard Holmes
Shortlisted: Bad science by Ben Goldacre
Shortlisted: Decoding the heavens: Solving the mystery of the world's first computer by Jo Marchant,
Shortlisted: The drunkard's walk: How randomness rules our lives by Leonard Mlodinow
Shortlisted: What the nose knows: The science of scent in everyday life by Avery Gilbert
Shortlisted: Your inner fish: The amazing discovery of our 375-million-year-old ancestor by Neil Shubin
Longlisted: Ice, mud and blood: Lessons from climates past by Chris Turney
Longlisted: Living with Enza: The forgotten story of Britain and the great flu pandemic of 1918 by Mark Honigsbaum
Longlisted: Microcosm: E. coli and the new science of life by Carl Zimmer
Longlisted: Physics for future presidents: The science behind the headlines by Richard A Muller,
Longlisted: Quantum: Einstein. Bohr and the great debate about the nature of reality by Manjit Kumar
Longlisted: Strange fruit: Why both sides are wrong in the race debate by Kenan Malik
Longlisted: The universe in a mirror : The saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the visionaries who built it by Robert Zimmerman

2008 Junior Prize
Winner: The big book of science things to make and do, by Rebecca Gilpin and Leonie Pratt
Shortlisted: Ask Dr K Fisher about animals, by Claire Llewellyn
Shortlisted: How the incredible human body works, by the Brainwaves, written by Richard Walker
Shortlisted: It's elementary!, by Robert Winston
Shortlisted: Serious Survival: How to Poo in the Arctic and Other Essential Tips for Explorers, by Marshall Corwin
Shortlisted: Why is snot green?Science Museum question and answer book, by Glenn Murphy

2008 General Prize
Winner: Six degrees: Our future on a hotter planet by Mark Lynas (Fourth Estate)
Shortlisted: A life decoded by J. Craig Venter (Penguin Allen Lane, 978-0713997248)
Shortlisted: Coral : A pessimist in paradise by Steve Jones (Little, Brown, 9780316729383)
Shortlisted: Gut feelings by Gerd Gigerenzer (Penguin - Allen Lane, 978-0713997514)
Shortlisted: The sun kings by Stuart Clark (Princeton University Press, 9780691126609)
Shortlisted: Why beauty is truth by Ian Stewart (Basic Books, 978-0-465-08236-0)
Longlisted: Better looking, better living, better loving: How chemistry can help you achieve life's goals by John Emsley
Longlisted: How to fossilise your hamster by Mick O'Hare (Profile Books, 978-1846680441)
Longlisted: Making up the mind: How the brain creates our mental world by Chris Frith
Longlisted: The stuff of thought by Steven Pinker (Penguin - Allen Lane, 978-0713997415)
Longlisted: Why the lion grew its mane by Lewis Smith (Papadakis, 978-1901092-83-7)
Longlisted: Yes! by Noah Goldstein, Steve J Martin, and Robert B Cialdini

2007 Junior Prize
Winner: Can You Feel the Force? by Richard Hammond (Dorling Kindersley; ISBN 1405315431)
Shortlisted: How Nearly Everything Was Invented by The Brainwaves
Shortlisted: It's True! Space Turns You Into Spaghetti by Heather Catchpole and Vanessa Woods,
Shortlisted: KFK Natural Disasters by Andrew Langley (Kingfisher, ISBN 0753413051)
Shortlisted: My Body Book by Mick Manning and Brita Granström
Shortlisted: Science Investigations - Electricity by John Farndon

2007 General Prize
Winner: Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert (Harper Press)
Shortlisted: Homo Britannicus by Chris Stringer (Penguin Allen Lane)
Shortlisted: In Search of Memory by Eric R. Kandel (WW Norton & Co)
Shortlisted: Lonesome George by Henry Nicholls (Macmillan)
Shortlisted: One in Three by Adam Wishart (Profile Books)
Shortlisted: The Rough Guide to Climate Change by Robert Henson (Rough Guides)
Longlisted: A Mind of its Own by Cordelia Fine (Icon Books)
Longlisted: Bang! The Complete History of the Universe by Brian May, Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott
Longlisted: Francis Crick, Discoverer of the Genetic Code by Matt Ridley (Harper Press)
Longlisted: Giant Leaps by Jack Challoner and John Perry (Boxtree)
Longlisted: The Goldilocks Enigma by Paul Davies (Penguin Allen Lane)
Longlisted: The Science of Doctor Who by Paul Parsons (Icon Books)

2006 Junior Prize
Winner - Global Garden, Kate Petty, Jennie Maizels and Corina Fletcher ( Eden Project)
Shortlisted - Kingfisher Knowledge: Forensics, Richard Platt (Kingfisher Publications plc)
Shortlisted - Think of a Number, Johnny Ball (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - 100 Science Experiments, Georgina Andrews and Kate Knighton (Usborne Publishing)
Shortlisted - Blame My Brain, Nicola Morgan (Walker Books Ltd)
Shortlisted - It's true! Squids suck, Nicki Greenberg (Allen and Unwin)

2006 General Prize
Winner - Electric Universe - How Electricity Switched on the Modern World, David Bodanis
Shortlisted - Collapse - How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive, Jared Diamond
Shortlisted - Parallel Worlds - Science of Alternative Universes and our Future in the Cosmos, Michio Kaku
Shortlisted - Power, Sex, Suicide - Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life, Nick Lane
Shortlisted - Empire of the Stars - Friendship, Obsession and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes, Arthur I. Miller
Shortlisted - The Truth About Hormones - What's Going on when we're Tetchy, Spotty, Fearful, Tearful or Just Plain Awful, Vivienne Parry
Longlisted - The Elements of Murder - A History of Poison, John Emsley
Longlisted - The Gecko's Foot - Bio-inspiration - Engineering New Materials from Nature, Peter Forbes
Longlisted - The Silicon Eye - How a Silicon Valley Company Aims to Make All Current Computers, Cameras, and Cell Phones Obsolete, George Gilder
Longlisted - Venomous Earth - How Arsenic Caused the World's Worst Mass Poisoning, Andrew Meharg
Longlisted - Seven Deadly Colours - Genius of Nature's Palette and how it Eluded Darwin, Andrew Parker
Longlisted - Stalking the Riemann Hypothesis - The Quest to Find the Hidden Law of Prime Numbers, Dan Rockmore
Longlisted - The Fruits of War - How War and Conflict have Driven Science, Michael White

2005 Junior Prize
Winner - What Makes Me, Me?, Robert Winston (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Kingfisher Knowledge: Endangered Planet, David Burnie (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - Kingfisher Knowledge: Microscopic Life, Richard Walker (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - Leap Through Time: Earthquake, Nicholas Harris (Orpheus Books)
Shortlisted - Mysteries and Marvels of Science, Phillip Clarke, Laura Howell, Sarah Khan
Shortlisted - Night Sky Atlas, Robin Scagell (Dorling Kindersley)
Longlisted - Bodyscope: Movers and Shakers, Patricia MacNair (Kingfisher)
Longlisted - Bodyscope: The Story of Life, Patricia MacNair (Kingfisher)
Longlisted - Curie and the Science of Radioactivity, Ian Graham, David Antram
Longlisted - E Explore Earth, Matt Turner (Dorling Kindersley)
Longlisted - Kingfisher Knowledge: Animal Giants, Barbara Taylor (Kingfisher)
Longlisted - Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Solar System, Mike Goldsmith (Kingfisher)
Longlisted - Seaside Scientist, Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom (Franklin Watts)

2005 General Prize
Winner - Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another, Philip Ball (William Heinemann)
Shortlisted - Matters of Substance, Griffith Edwards (Penguin (Allen Lane))
Shortlisted - The Ancestor's Tale, Richard Dawkins (Weidenfeld & Nicholson)
Shortlisted - The Earth: An Intimate History, Richard Fortey (HarperCollins)
Shortlisted - The Human Mind, Robert Winston (Bantam Press/Transworld Publishers)
Shortlisted - Why life speeds up as you get older, Douwe Draaisma (Cambridge University Press)
Longlisted - Aspirin: The Story of a Wonder Drug, Diarmuid Jeffreys (Bloomsbury)
Longlisted - Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control, Kathleen Taylor
Longlisted - Deep Simplicity, John Gribbin (Penguin (Allen Lane))
Longlisted - Hippocratic Oaths, Raymond Tallis (Atlantic Books)
Longlisted - Pandora's Breeches: Women, Science, & Power in the Enlightenment, Patricia Fara
Longlisted - Status Syndrome, Michael Marmot (Bloomsbury)
Longlisted - The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization, Brian Fagan

2004 Junior Prize
Winner - Really Rotten Experiments, Nick Arnold & Tony De Saulles
Shortlisted - In the Rainforest, Peter Riley (Hodder Wayland)
Shortlisted - Riotous Robots, Mike Goldsmith (Scholastic Children's Books)
Shortlisted - Start science: Forces and Motion, Sally Hewitt (Chrysalis Children's Book)
Shortlisted - The Beginning: Voyages Through Time, Peter Ackroyd (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Who Lives In Space?, Clare Oliver (Chrysalis Children's Books)
Longlisted - A Drop In The Ocean: The Story Of Water,, Jacqui Bailey & Lilly Matthew
Longlisted - Artificial Intelligence, Anne Rooney (Chrysalis Children's Books)
Longlisted - Big Numbers, John Gribbin & Mary Gribbin (Icon Books)
Longlisted - Eureka !, Richard Platt (Kingfisher)
Longlisted - Introduction to Weather & Climate Change, Laura Howell (Usborne)
Longlisted - Mysteries & Marvels of Nature, Elizabeth Dalby (Usborne)
Longlisted - Optical Illusions, Duncan Muir (Chrysalis Children's Books)
Longlisted - The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, John Gribbin & Mary Gribbin

2004 General Prize
Winner - A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson (Doubleday/Transworld)
Shortlisted - Backroom Boys, Francis Spufford (Faber & Faber)
Shortlisted - In the Beginning was the Worm, Andrew Brown (Simon & Schuster)
Shortlisted - Magic Universe, Nigel Calder ( Oxford University Press)
Shortlisted - Mutants, Armand Marie Leroi (Penguin: Viking USA)
Shortlisted - Nature via Nurture, Matt Ridley (Fourth Estate)
Longlisted - A Brief History of Infinity, Brian Clegg (Constable & Robinson)
Longlisted - Adam's Curse, Bryan Sykes (Bantam Press)
Longlisted - After the Ice, Steven Mithen (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Longlisted - Einstein's Refrigerator, Gino Segre (Penguin: Allen Lane)
Longlisted - Freedom Evolves, Daniel C Dennett (Penguin: Allen Lane)
Longlisted - Galileo's Finger, Peter Atkins ( Oxford University Press)
Longlisted - How to Clone the Perfect Blonde, Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham (Ebury Press)
Longlisted - Sex, Botany & Empire, Patricia Fara (Icon Books)
Longlisted - The Essential Difference, Simon Baron-Cohen (Penguin: Allen Lane)

2003 Junior Prize
Winner - The DK Guide to the Oceans, Dr Frances Dipper (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Get in Gear, Sholly Fisch (Innovative Kids)
Shortlisted - Horrible Science: The Terrible Truth about Time, Nick Arnold (Scholastic)
Shortlisted - Leap Through Time: Dinosaur, Nicholas Harris (Orpheus Books)
Shortlisted - The Way Science Works, Robin Kerrod & Dr Sharon Ann Holgate
Shortlisted - Why Can't I..? Series, Sally Hewitt

2003 General Prize
Winner - Right Hand, Left Hand, Chris McManus (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Shortlisted - Reckoning with Risk, Gerd Gigerenzer (Allen Lane)
Shortlisted - Small World, Mark Buchanan (Wieidenfeld & Nicholson)
Shortlisted - The Blank Slate, Steve Pinker (Allen Lane)
Shortlisted - The Extravagant Universe, Robert P Kirshner (Princeton University Press)
Shortlisted - Where Is Everybody?, Stephen Webb (Copernicus Books)

2002 Junior Prize
Winner - DK Guide to The Human Body, Richard Walker (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Dead Famous:Einstein, Mike Goldsmith (Scholastic Children's Books)
Shortlisted - Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia, David Burnie (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - Life Finds It Feet, Jacqui Bailey (A & C Black Publishers)
Shortlisted - Materials (Library of Science Series), Alastair Smith, Phillip Clarke and Lorinne Henderson
Shortlisted - Mega Bites: Bugs, Christopher Maynard (Dorling Kindersley)

2002 General Prize
Winner - The Universe in a Nutshell, Stephen Hawking (Bantam Press/ Transworld Publishers)
Shortlisted - A Primate's Memoir, Robert Sapolsky (Jonathan Cape)
Shortlisted - Aeons:The Search for the Beginning of Time, Martin Gorst (Fourth Estate)
Shortlisted - Rivals, Michael White (Secker & Warburg)
Shortlisted - The Madness of Adam & Eve, David Horrobin (Bantam Press/ Transworld Publishers)
Shortlisted - The Secret Life of Dust, Hannah Holmes (John Wiley and Sons)

2001 Junior Prize
Winner - DK Guide to Weather, Michael Allaby (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - DK Guide to Dinosaurs, David Lambert (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Eyewitness Guides: Epidemics, Brian Ward (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Suffering Scientists (Horrible Science Series), Nick Arnold (Scholastic)
Shortlisted - The At Home with Science Series, Janice Lobb and Peter Utton (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - The Complete Book of the Brain, John Farndon (Hodder Wayland)

2001 General Prize
Winner - Mapping the Deep - The Extraordinary Story of Ocean Science, Robert Kunzig
Shortlisted - Creation: Life and How to Make it, Steve Grand (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Shortlisted - Malignant Sadness - The Anatomy of Depression, Lewis Wolpert (Faber)
Shortlisted - Mendeleyev's Dream - The Quest for the Elements, Paul Strathern (Penguin)
Shortlisted - Mendel's Demon - Gene Justice and the Complexity of Life, Mark Ridley
Shortlisted - Strange Beauty - Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth Century Physics, George Johnson

2000 Junior Prize
Winner - DK Guide to Space, Peter Bond (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Evolve or Die, Phil Gates (Scholastic Children's Books)
Shortlisted - History News - In Space, Michael Johnstone ( Walker Books)
Shortlisted - Science Magic: Brainwaves in the Bedroom, Richard Robinson ( Oxford University Press)
Shortlisted - The Kingfisher Book of Planet Earth, Martin Redfern (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - The Usborne First Excyclopedia of Our World, Felicity Brooks (Usborne Publishing)

2000 General Prize
Winner - The Elegant Universe, Brian Greene (Jonathan Cape)
Shortlisted - A Brief History of the Future, John Naughton (Weidenfeld and Nicolson)
Shortlisted - Children of Prometheus, Christopher Wills (Allen Lane)
Shortlisted - Genome, Matt Ridley (Fourth Estate)
Shortlisted - The White Death, Thomas Dormandy (Hambledown Press)
Shortlisted - Time, Love, Memory, Jonathan Weiner (Faber & Faber)

1999 Junior Prize
Winner - The Usborne Complete Book of the Microscope, Kirsteen Rogers (Usborne Publishing)
Shortlisted - Ask Uncle Albert 100½ Tricky Science Questions Answered, Russell Stannard
Shortlisted - Big Head! A Book about your Brain and your Head, Pete Rowan (Bodley Head)
Shortlisted - Science School , Mick Manning and Brita Granström (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - Stephen Biesty's Incredible Body, Richard Platt (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - The Marshall Children's Guide to Astronomy, Jacqueline and Simon Mitton

1999 General Prize
Winner - The Man who Loved Only Numbers, Paul Hoffman (Fourth Estate)
Shortlisted - A Beautiful Mind, Sylvia Nasar (Faber and Faber)
Shortlisted - Consilience, Edward O Wilson (Little, Brown and Company)
Shortlisted - How the Mind Works, Steven Pinker (Allen Lane)
Shortlisted - Mapping the Mind, Rita Carter (Weidenfeld and Nicolson)
Shortlisted - One Renegade Cell, Robert Weinberg (Weidenfeld and Nicolson)

1998 Junior Prize
Winner - The Kingfisher Book of Oceans, David Lambert (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - Big Bang: The Story of the Universe, Heather Couper/Nigel Henbest (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - How Did I Begin?, Mick Manning and Brita Granström (Franklin Watts)
Shortlisted - Understanding Your Muscles and Bones, Rebecca Treays (Usborne Publishing)
Shortlisted - Yikes!, Mike Janulewicz (HarperCollins Children's Books)
Shortlisted - Yum-Yum!, Mick Manning and Brita Granström (Franklin Watts)

1998 General Prize
Winner - Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond (Jonathan Cape)
Shortlisted - Fermat's Last Theorem, Simon Singh (Fourth Estate)
Shortlisted - Life: An Unauthorised Biography, Richard Fortey (HarperCollins)
Shortlisted - The Fabric of Reality, David Deutsch (Allen Lane)
Shortlisted - This Is Biology, Ernst Mayr (Belknap/Harvard)
Shortlisted - Twins, Lawrence Wright (Weidenfeld and Nicolson)

1997 Junior Prize
Winner - Horrible Science series: Blood, Bones and Body Bits and Ugly Bugs, Nick Arnold (Scholastic)
Shortlisted - Atlas of Earthcare, Miles Litvinoff (Gaia Books Ltd)
Shortlisted - The Big Bug Search, Caroline Young (Usborne Publishing Ltd)
Shortlisted - The Incredible Journey to the Centre of the Atom, Nicholas Harris, Joanna Turner and Dr Trevor Day (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - What Happens When..., John Farndon (Macdonald Young Books)

1997 General Prize
Winner - The Wisdom of Bones: In Search of Human Origins, Alan Walker and Pat Shipman
Shortlisted - Climbing Mount Improbable, Richard Dawkins (Viking)
Shortlisted - Fire in the Mind, George Johnson (Viking)
Shortlisted - In the Blood: God, Genes and Destiny, Steve Jones (HarperCollins)
Shortlisted - Longitude, Dava Sobel (Fourth Estate)
Shortlisted - The Origins of Virtue, Matt Ridley (Viking)

1996 Junior Prize
Winner - The World of Weather, Chris Maynard (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - Creatures that Glow, Anita Ganeri with Obin, Roger Stewart and Peter Sarson
Shortlisted - Everyday Machines, John Kelly with David Burnie and Obin (Hamlyn)
Shortlisted - Microbes, Bugs and Wonder Drugs, Fran Balkwill
Shortlisted - Our Universe, Russell Stannard (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - Wild Technology, Phil Gates (Kingfisher)

1996 General Prize
Winner - Plague's Progress, Arno Karlen (Victor Gollancz)
Shortlisted - About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution, Paul Davies (Viking)
Shortlisted - Nature's Keepers, Stephen Budiansky (Weidenfeld and Nicolson)
Shortlisted - Nature's Numbers, Ian Stewart (Weidenfeld and Nicolson)
Shortlisted - River Out of Eden, Richard Dawkins (Weidenfeld and Nicolson)
Shortlisted - The Faber Book of Science, John Carey (Faber and Faber)

1995 Junior Prize
Winner - The Most Amazing Pop-Up Science Book, Jay Young ( Watts Books)
Shortlisted - Fire - Friend or Enemy?, Jack Challoner (Kingfisher)
Shortlisted - Life, David Burnie (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Lucky Science, Royston M Roberts and Jeanie Roberts (John Wiley)
Shortlisted - The Egg and Sperm Race, Fran Balkwill and Mic Rolph (Collins)
Shortlisted - The Robot Zoo, John Kelly (Hamlyn)

1995 General Prize
Winner - The Consumer's Good Chemical Guide, John Emsley (WH Freeman)
Shortlisted - Journey to the Ants, Bert Holldobler and Edward O Wilson
Shortlisted - The Book of Man, Walter Bodmer and Robin McKie (Little, Brown and Company)
Shortlisted - The Covenant of the Wild, Stephen Budiansky (Weidenfeld and Nicholson)
Shortlisted - The Language Instinct, Steven Pinker (Allen Lane)
Shortlisted - The Snows of Olympus, Arthur C Clarke (Victor Gollancz)

1994 Junior Prize
Winner - Eyewitness Science: Evolution, Linda Gamlin (Dorling Kindersley)
Winner - Science with Weather, Rebecca Heddle and Paul Shipton (Usborne)
Winner - The Ultimate Dinosaur Book, David Lambert (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - The Body Atlas, Steve Parker (Dorling Kindersley)

1994 General Prize
Winner - The Language of the Genes, Steve Jones (HarperCollins)
Shortlisted - Afterglow of Creation, Marcus Chown (Arrow)
Shortlisted - Dreams of a Final Theory, Steven Weinberg (Hutchinson Radius)
Shortlisted - The Diversity of Life, Edward O Wilson ( Allen Lane /The Penguin Press)
Shortlisted - The Engineer in the Garden, Colin Tudge (Jonathan Cape)
Shortlisted - The Neandertals, Eric Trinkaus and Pat Shipman (Jonathan Cape)
Shortlisted - The Red Queen, Matt Ridley (Viking)

1993 Junior Prize
Winner - Mighty Microbes, Thompson Yardley (Cassell plc)
Shortlisted - Distance, Brenda Walpole (A and C Black)
Shortlisted - How the Earth Works, John Farndon (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Jumbo Jets, Althea and Edward Parker (A and C Black)
Shortlisted - The Newsround Book of Space, Nick Heathcote, Susie Staples and Marshall Corwin

1993 General Prize
Winner - The Making of Memory by Steven Rose, Steven Rose (Bantam Press)
Shortlisted - Genius: Richard Feynman and Modern Physics, James Gleick (Little, Brown and Co.)
Shortlisted - Insects in Flight, John Brackenbury (Blandford)
Shortlisted - The Malaria Capers, Robert S Desowitz (WW Norton and Co Ltd)
Shortlisted - The Mind of God, Paul Davies (Simon and Schuster Ltd)
Shortlisted - Virtual Worlds, Benjamin Woolley (Blackwell)

1992 Junior Prize
Winner - The Amazing Voyage of the Cucumber Sandwich, Peter Rowan (Jonathan Cape Ltd)
Winner - How Nature Works, David Burnie (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Black Holes and Uncle Albert, Russell Stannard (Faber and Faber Ltd)
Shortlisted - Dinosaur!, David Norman (Boxtree Ltd)
Shortlisted - Ian and Fred's Big Green Book, Fred Pearce and Ian Winton (Kingfisher/Bennett Books)
Shortlisted - Tomorrow's Earth, David Bellamy (Mitchell Beazley Publishers)

1992 General Prize
Winner - The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee, Jared Diamond (Hutchinson Radius)
Shortlisted - Darwin, Adrian Desmond and James Moore (Michael Joseph)
Shortlisted - Dawn of a Millennium, Erich Earth (Penguin Books)
Shortlisted - Fossils, Niles Eldridge (Aurum Press Ltd)
Shortlisted - Last Animals at the Zoo, Colin Tudge (Hutchinson Radius)
Shortlisted - The Natural History of the Universe, Colin Ronan (Transworld Publishers Ltd)

1991 Junior Prize
Winner - Cells are Us and Cell Wars, Fran Balkwill and Mic Rolph (William Collins Sons and Co Ltd)
Shortlisted - Flight, Malcolm Dixon (Wayland (Publishers) Ltd)
Shortlisted - Sounds and Music, Robin Kerrod (Cherrytree Press Ltd)
Shortlisted - The Big Book of Prehistoric Life, Dougal Dixon (The Octopus Publishing Group Ltd)
Shortlisted - The Big Book of Stars and Planets, Robin Kerrod (The Octopus Publishing Group Ltd)
Shortlisted - Why is Night Dark?, Sophy Tahta (Usborne Publishing Ltd)
Shortlisted - Worm's Eye View, Kipchak Johnson (Cassell Publishers Ltd)

1991 General Prize
Winner - Wonderful Life, Stephen Jay Gould (Hutchinson Radius)
Shortlisted - Engines of Creation, K Eric Drexler (Fourth Estate Ltd)
Shortlisted - Genome, Jerry Bishop and Michael Waldholz (Simon and Schuster)
Shortlisted - Global Warming, Stephen H Schneider (The Lutterworth Press)
Shortlisted - The Stuff of the Universe, John Gribbin and Martin Rees (William Heinemann Ltd)
Shortlisted - The Trials of Life, David Attenborough (William Collins Sons and Co. Ltd/BBC Books)

1990 Junior Prize
Winner (under 8) - The Giant Book of Space, Ian Ridpath (Hamlyn Publishing)
Winner (under 14) - Starting Point Science Series: What Makes a Flower Grow?/What Makes it Rain?/What's Under the Ground?/Where Does Electricity Come From?, Susan Mayes
Shortlisted - Acid Rain, John Baines (Wayland (Publishers) Ltd)
Shortlisted - Dinosaur, David Norman and Angela Milner (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Helicopters, Ian Graham (Franklin Watts Ltd)
Shortlisted - The Time and Space of Uncle Albert, Russell Stannard (Faber and Faber)
Shortlisted - The World of the Microscope, Chris Oxlade and Corinne Stockley

1990 General Prize
Winner - The Emperor's New Mind, Roger Penrose (Oxford University Press)
Shortlisted - Evolution The Great Debate, Vernon Blackmore and Andrew Page (Lion Publishing)
Shortlisted - Senses and Sensibilities, Jillyn Smith (John Wiley and Sons)
Shortlisted - The Mind Machine, Colin Blakemore (BBC Books)
Shortlisted - The New Physics, Paul Davies (Cambridge University Press)
Shortlisted - Time Reversal, Anatole Abragam ( Oxford University Press)

1989 Junior Prize
Winner - The Way Things Work, David Macaulay (Dorling Kindersley)
Shortlisted - Bricks, Terry Cash (A and C Black)
Shortlisted - Ecology, Richard Spurgeon (Usborne)
Shortlisted - Lots of Rot, Vicki Cobb (A and C Black)
Shortlisted - Smallpox is Dead, Arnold R Sanderson (Farrand Press)

1989 General Prize
Winner - Bones of Contention, Robert Lewin (Simon and Schuster)
Shortlisted - A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking (Bantam Press)
Shortlisted - Chaos, James Gleick (William Heinemann)
Shortlisted - End. Cosmic Catastrophe etc..., Kenneth Jon Rose (John Wiley)
Shortlisted - The Crumbs of Contention, John Lenihan (Adam Hilger)

1988 Junior Prize
Winner - Science Alive - Living Things, Robin Kerrod (Macdonalds Children's Books)
Shortlisted - Size is Vital, Eric Laithwaite (Franklin Watts Ltd)
Shortlisted - Spaceprobes and Satellites, Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest (Franklin Watts Ltd)
Shortlisted - Visual Science - Medicine, Bruce Durie (Macdonald Children's Books)

1988 General Prize
Winner - Living with Risk, the British Medical Association Board of Science
Shortlisted - Egg, Robert Burton (Collins)
Shortlisted - Molecules, Peter Atkins (WH Freeman and Co.)
Shortlisted - The Omega Point, John Gribbin (William Heinemann)
Shortlisted - The Quantum Universe, Tony Hey and Patrick Walters (Cambridge University Press)
Shortlisted - Thinking Machines, Igor Aleksander and Piers Burnett ( Oxford University Press)

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