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Royal Society Prize for Science Books 2010 shortlist

A Listmania! list by Scott Keir (London, UK)
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We Need to Talk About Kelvin: What everyday things tell us about the universe
1.  We Need to Talk About Kelvin: What everyday things tell us about the universe by Marcus Chown
The list author says:
  "The judges said: “Your everyday world will never look the same again after reading this inspiring book.""
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Why Does E=mc2?
2.  Why Does E=mc2? by Brian Cox
The list author says:
  "The judges said: “takes the world’s most famous equation apart and puts it back together again in a way that is lively and understandable.""
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Everyday Practice of Science: Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic
3.  Everyday Practice of Science: Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic by Frederick Grinnell
The list author says:
  "The judges said: “A fascinating, personal account – essential reading for anyone with an interest in science, from pupil to politician.”"
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God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science
4.  God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science by James Hannam
The list author says:
  "The judges said: “A vibrant  insight into the medieval approach to science, full of wonderful anecdotes and personalities.""
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Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution
5.  Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution by Nick Lane
The list author says:
  "The judges said: “An elegant and adventurous step-by-step guide. With a pleasing overarching structure, it is a beautifully written book and an extremely rewarding read.”"
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A World Without Ice
6.  A World Without Ice by Henry Pollack
The list author says:
  "The judges said: “A thoughtful and refreshing book that brings ice to life. Fascinating, accessible and very powerful.”"
£9.63   Used & New from: £1.18
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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