Congratulations Are In Order

By Carl Zimmer | June 25, 2009 9:07 am

Congratulations are in order to the writers who are now finalists for the Royal Society Science Book Prize:

What the nose knows: The science of scent in everyday life by Avery Gilbert

Bad science by Ben Goldacre

The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science by Richard Holmes

Decoding the heavens: Solving the mystery of the world’s first computer by Jo Marchant

The drunkard’s walk: How randomness rules our lives by Leonard Mlodinow

Your inner fish: The amazing discovery of our 375-million-year-old ancestor by Neil Shubin

Also, as I mentioned earlier, Three Quarks Daily has established a prize for the best science blog post, judged by linguist Steven Pinker. Congratulations to the winners, including Discover’s own Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Meta, Microcosm: The Book

Comments (2)

  1. Guess I need to get “The nose knows…” Keeps being nominated for prizes.
    Thanks for the list!

  2. I don’t agree with everything in this posting, but you do make some very good points. Im very interested in this subject matter and I myself do alot of research as well. Either way it was a well thoughtout and nice read so I figured I would leave you a comment. Feel free to check out my website sometime and let me know what you think.


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