The Aventis Prizes for Science Books

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The Aventis Prizes for Science Books is an annual award for the previous year's best general science writing and best science writing for children. The nominees and winners are decided by the Royal Society, the UK national academy of science. The prizes were established in 1988.

It is generally considered to be the most prestigious science writing award, and is sometimes referred to as the Booker Prize of science writing. It was formerly known as the Rhône-Poulenc Prizes.

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2005 Winners

The winners were announced on May 12, 2005:

  • Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another, by Philip Ball ISBN 0374281254

Junior Prize:

The other nominees for 2005 were:

  • The Ancestor's Tale, by Richard Dawkins
  • Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older, by Douwe Draaisma
  • Matters Of Substance: Drugs - And Why Everyone's A User, by Griffith Edwards
  • The Earth: An Intimate History, by Richard Fortey
  • The Human Mind, by Robert Winston

Other nominees for the Junior Prize:

  • Kingfisher Knowledge: Endangered Planet, by David Burnie
  • Mysteries And Marvels Of Science, by Phillip Clarke, Laura Howell, and Sarah Khan
  • Leap Through Time: Earthquake, by Nicholas Harris
  • Night Sky Atlas, by Robin Scagell
  • Kingfisher Knowledge: Microscopic Life, by Richard Walker

General Prize

This category is awarded to the best science writing for a non-specialist audience.


2004 Winner

The winner was announced on June 14 2004:

The other nominees for 2004 were:

2003 Winner

Other nominees:

2002 Winner

Other nominees:

2001 Winner


2000 Winner

Other nominees:

Pre-2000 Winners

Junior Prize

This category is awarded to the best science writing for children.


2004 Winner

Other nominees:

2003 Winner

Other nominees:


2002 Winner

Other nominees:


2001 Winner


2000 Winner


Pre-2000 Winners

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