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.”
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