May 22, 2008

Best Science Books 2007: Royal Society Prize Short List

The short list for the The Royal Society's annual prize for science books is announced here.

  • A Life Decoded by J. Craig Venter

  • Coral: A pessimist in paradise by Steve Jones

  • Gut Feelings: The intelligence of the unconscious by Gerd Gigerenzer

  • Six Degrees: Our future on a hotter planet by Mark Lynas

  • The Sun Kings: The unexpected tragedy of Richard Carrington and the tale of how modern astronomy began by Stuart Clark

  • Why Beauty is Truth: The history of symmetry by Ian Stewart

1 comment:

CogSci Librarian said...

Great to see these recommendations -- I'm going to suggest the Sun Kings to my favorite amateur astronomer. Looks like a good one!