Shortlist announced for General Prize. ‘All six authors in the running to win this year’s Royal Society Prize for Science Books, the world’s most prestigious award for science writing, are newcomers to the prize’s shortlist. They include neuroscientist and Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, Chris Stringer, Professor of the Natural History Museum and Adam Wishart, a writer and television director. The shortlist is made up of four practising scientists and two science writers. The books cover a range of scientific issues including climate science, psychology, environmental and medical science.The winner will be announced on 15 May 2007 and awarded £10, 000 and the author of each shortlisted book will receive £1000.
The six books short listed by the judges are:
- Homo Britannicus by Chris Stringer (Penguin Allen Lane)
- In Search of Memory by Eric R. Kandel (WW Norton & Co)
- Lonesome George by Henry Nicholls (Macmillan)
- One in Three by Adam Wishart (Profile Books)
- Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert (Harper Press)
- The Rough Guide to Climate Change by Robert Henson (Rough Guides)