Nominees for the Aventis Prize, celebrating popular science books for adults, were announced.

  • Electric Universe – How Electricity Switched on the Modern World by David Bodanis
  • Collapse – How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive by Jared Diamond
  • The Elements of Murder – A History of Poison by John Emsley
  • The Gecko’s Foot – Bio-inspiration – Engineering New Materials from Nature by Peter Forbes
  • The Silicon Eye – How a Silicon Valley Company Aims to Make All Current Computers, Cameras, and Cell Phones Obsolete by George Gilder
  • Parallel Worlds – The Science of Alternative Universes and our Future in the Cosmos by Michio Kaku
  • Power, Sex, Suicide – Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life by Nick Lane
  • Venomous Earth – How Arsenic Caused the World’s Worst Mass Poisoning by Andrew Meharg
  • Empire of the Stars – Friendship, Obsession and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes by Arthur I. Miller
  • Seven Deadly Colours – The Genius of Nature’s Palette and how it Eluded Darwin by Andrew Parker
  • The Truth About Hormones – What’s Going on when we’re Tetchy, Spotty, Fearful, Tearful or Just Plain Awful by Vivienne Parry
  • Stalking the Riemann Hypothesis – The Quest to Find the Hidden Law of Prime Numbers by Dan Rockmore
  • The Fruits of War – How War and Conflict have Driven Science by Michael White

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