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2016 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize

2016 winner: Andrea Wulf, The Invention of Nature

2016 Winner Andrea Wulf at the award ceremony with Professor Brian Cox and Chair of judges Bill Bryson
Royal Society Science Book Prize, sponsored by Insight Investment

Judging panel 2016

Andrea Wulf was announced as the 29th winner of the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize for The Invention of Nature. A biography of Alexander von Humboldt, her book documents the life of a 'lost hero of science’ who was a visionary polymath and made science accessible and popular to the public. 

Chair of judges and former winner of the Prize, Bill Bryson said:

“The decisive factor for the winning book was that it excited and gripped us as judges the most. The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf is a thrilling adventure story as much as a science book about a polymath who had an extraordinary impact on our contemporary understanding of nature. It is a book you will find yourself talking endlessly about with friends in the pub.”

Read the full press release.

Shortlist 2016

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