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2015 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

2015 winner: Gaia Vince, Adventures in the Anthropocene

Royal Society Professor of Public Engagement in Science, Brian Cox, with the winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2015, Gaia Vince.
Royal Society Science Book Prize, sponsored by Insight Investment

Judging panel 2015

Gaia Vince was revealed as the winner of the 2015 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books for her book Adventures in the Anthropocene. Taking the reader on a journey examining the most pressing issues facing the planet, the book also champions the people who are using science to solve them.

In a unanimous decision from the judging panel, Vince is the first woman to win the prize as a sole author in the Prize’s history.  

Chair of judges Ian Stewart said: “This is an underreported area of science and a truly original story. We were all humbled by Vince’s commitment to this book – she quit her job and spent 800 days on the global road to gather her evidence. She has captured the issue of the day in a way that is ultimately empowering without ever being complacent. We are very proud to recognise this ambitious and essential work.” 

Read the full press release.

Shortlist 2015

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