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Gleick wins £10,000 science book prize for ‘The Information’

The Information by James Gleick (Fourth Estate) has won the 2012 UK Royal Society Prize for Science Books, worth £10,000 (A$15,300), reports the Bookseller. Chair of the judges Jocelyn Bell said The Information was ‘an ambitious and insightful book that takes us, with verve and fizz, on a journey from African drums to computers, throwing in generous helpings of evidence and examples along the way’. ‘It is one of those very rare books that provide a completely new framework for understanding the world around us,’ she said. The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books is open to authors of science books written for a non-specialist audience.



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