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Aventis Prize for Science Books

Awards Winners: General (older readers)

Junior (readers 14 and under)

Winners 2002 | Details

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General Prize: The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking | Hardcover Boxed Set | Hardcover | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | Paperback | Audiobook Download  

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Junior Category: DK Guide to the Human Body: A Photographic Journey Through the Human Body by Richard Walker | Hardcover

The Aventis Prizes for Science Shortlist 2002

The Aventis Prizes for Science books honor the best in popular science writing. The awards were first established (as the Science Book Prizes) by COPUS and the Science Museum in 1988 to encourage the writing, publishing and sale of popular science books.

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The Aventis Prizes are organized jointly by COPUS and the Science Museum.  The aim to encourage the writing, publishing and reading of popular science books. Sponsored by Aventis, the international life sciences company, the awards have a total prize of 30,000. The Aventis Awards are regarded as one of the major book awards.  Popular science books for older readers are considered for the General Prize, worth 10,000.   Science books for younger readers (under 14) are eligible for the Junior Prize, also worth 10,000.

The shortlists are announced in March/April and the Prizes are awarded to the winning authors at a ceremony at the Science Museum in May/June of each year

Aventis Prizes for Science Books enquiries about the should be sent to booksprize@copus.org.uk

The Aventis Prizes are awarded to authors of popular non-fiction science and technology books that are judged to contribute the most towards making science more accessible to public audiences. The books must be in the English language and had their first publication in the UK during the previous year. Deadline for entry is the last day of February. Download the Entry Form (which includes the Regulations, Eligibility Details, and Terms and Conditions).

Aventis Prize for Science Books General

2002 The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking | Hardcover Boxed Set | Hardcover | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | Paperback | Audiobook Download  

2001 Mapping the Deep, The Extraordinary Story of Ocean Science by Robert Kunzig, 10,000 | Paperback

2000  Brian Greene, for his best-seller The Elegant Universe | Hardcover | Paperback

Aventis Junior Prize for Science Books

2002 DK Guide to the Human Body: A Photographic Journey Through the Human Body by Richard Walker | Hardcover

2001DK Guide to Weather by Michael Allaby | Hardcover

2000 Peter Bond DK Guide to Space | Hardcover

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