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Royal Society Prize for Science Books 2010 shortlist

Scott Keir
 
We Need to Talk About Kelvin: What everyday things tell us about the universe
We Need to Talk About Kelvin: What everyday things tell us about the universe
"The judges said: “Your everyday world will never look the same again after reading this inspiring book.""
Why Does E=mc2?
Why Does E=mc2?
"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.""
Everyday Practice of Science: Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic
Everyday Practice of Science: Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic
"The judges said: “A fascinating, personal account – essential reading for anyone with an interest in science, from pupil to politician.”"
God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science
God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science
"The judges said: “A vibrant  insight into the medieval approach to science, full of wonderful anecdotes and personalities.""
Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution
Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution
"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.”"
A World Without Ice
A World Without Ice
"The judges said: “A thoughtful and refreshing book that brings ice to life. Fascinating, accessible and very powerful.”"