Royal Society 2019 Science Book Prize shortlist announced
In the UK, the Royal Society has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Science Book Prize for popular science books written for a non-specialist audience.
The shortlisted books are:
- Invisible Women: Exposing data bias in a world designed for men (Caroline Criado Perez, Chatto & Windus)
- Six Impossible Things: The ‘quanta of solace’ and the mysteries of the subatomic world (John Gribbin, Icon)
- The Remarkable Life of the Skin: An intimate journey across our surface (Monty Lyman, Bantam)
- Clearing the Air: The beginning and the end of air pollution (Tim Smedley, Bloomsbury Sigma)
- The Second Kind of Impossible: The extraordinary quest for a new form of matter (Paul J Steinhardt, S&S)
- Infinite Powers: The story of calculus—the language of the universe (Steven Strogatz, Atlantic).
The winner of the £25,000 (A$45,500) prize will be announced on 23 September 2019. The five shortlisted authors will each receive £2500 (A$4550).
To learn more about the prize, visit the website.