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Royal Society Winton Prize 2013

The winner of the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize, arguably a summary of the best popular science books published in 2012 (and now worth £25,000 for the winner) has been announced:
Winner
Shortlist
  • Bird Sense by Tim Birkhead (Bloomsbury)
  • Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change that Shape Life by Enrico Coen (Princeton University Press)
  • Pieces of Light: The New Science of Memory by Charles Fernyhough (Profile Books)
  • The Book of Barely Imagined Beings by Caspar Henderson (Granta)
  • Ocean of Life by Callum Roberts (Allen Lane)
Rest of the Longlist
  • The Spark of Life by Frances Ashcroft (Allen Lane)
  • The Story of Earth by Robert Hazen (Viking)
  • Life’s Ratchet by Peter Hoffmann (Basic Books)
  • Air: The Restless Shaper of the World by William Bryant Logan (WW Norton)
  • The Cosmic Tourist by Sir Patrick Moore, Brian May and Chris Lintott (Carlton Books)
  • The Life of a Leaf by Steven Vogel (The University of Chicago Press
and here are our favourites that didn’t make the long list, but certainly should have:

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