Adventures in the Anthropocene, by Gaia Vince, has been awarded the 2015 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.
Chair of judges Professor Ian Stewart FRS described the book as ‘ambitious and essential’, while fellow judge and novelist Sarah Waters called it ‘an inspiring testament to human ingenuity’.
The winner was announced by Professor Brian Cox at the award ceremony on 24 September. Gaia Vince is the first solo female winner in the Prize’s 28-year history.
The author of the winning book receives £25,000 and £2,500 each is awarded to the authors of the five shortlisted books.
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The prize is supported by Winton.