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Electrifying book wins Aventis Prize

    Naturevolume 441page408 (2006) | Download Citation


    Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World

    Little, Brown 0316861820 | ISBN: 0-316-86182-0

    David Bodanis has won this year's Aventis Prize for science books. His book, Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World published by Little, Brown, was described by the judges as “a very good read” that “opens up a universe of facts that would scarcely be credible in an imaginary tale”.

    The Global Garden

    Eden Books (Transworld) 1903919169 | ISBN: 1-903-91916-9

    The junior prize went to Kate Petty, Jennie Maizels and Corina Fletcher for their book The Global Garden, inspired by the Eden Project and published by Eden Books (Transworld).

    The winners received their awards at a ceremony on 16 May 2006 at the Royal Society in London.

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