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Tuesday, 11 March 2008

The Royal Society Prizes for Science Books - judging underway

With the judging process for the Royal Society Prizes for science books now underway, the search has begun for the best science books published in 2007. The Prizes were originally established in 1988 with the aim of encouraging the writing, publishing and reading of good and accessible popular science books.

A total of over 150 books for both the Junior and General Prize have been submitted from around the world and will be judged by two separate panels. The junior winner will be decided by groups of children from over 100 schools, libraries, science centres and youth groups who are part of an innovative judging panel.

This year the prize is managed by the Royal Society and funded by the Beecroft Trust. The awards ceremony will take place at the Royal Society on Monday 16 June 2008.

Further information about the Prizes is available at http://royalsociety.org/sciencebooks

Scott Kier - Project Manager, Royal Society Prizes for Science Books