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September 25, 2012

Allen Lane dominates Science Books prize

Allen Lane dominates Science Books prize

25.09.12 | Katie Allen

Allen Lane has dominated the shortlist for this year’s £10,000 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, taking four of the six places.

Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein, a study of human memory, makes the list alongside The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene, which explores parallel universes, The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker, an analysis of the decline of violence in history, and The Viral Storm by Nathan Wolfe, an exploration of the virus.

Also shortlisted are The Information by James Gleick, published by Fourth Estate – a study of information and how it is used, transmitted and stored – and My Beautiful Genome by Lone Frank (Oneworld), a personal perspective on human genetics.

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