Which science and popular science books inspire you? Celebrate 30 years of the Royal Society’s Science Books Prize; vote from a selection of books or nominate the book you think should be included in their #scibooks poll.
The poll closes at 23:59 on Sunday 16 July and the results will be announced as part of the Royal Society’s 30th birthday celebrations on July 19th.
- The natural history of Selbourne, by Gilbert White (1789)
- On the origin of species, by Charles Darwin (1859)
- Married love, by Marie Carmichael Stopes (1918)
- The science of life, by H.G. Wells, Julian Huxley and G.P. Wells (1920)
- Silent spring, by Rachel Carson (1962)
- The selfish gene, by Richard Dawkins (1976)
- A brief history of time, by Stephen Hawking (1988)
- Fermat’s last theorem, by Simon Singh (1997)
- A short history of nearly everything, by Bill Bryson (2003)
- Bad science, by Ben Goldacre (2009)
- The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot (2010)
What about current science writers – what inspires Brian Cox, Garry Kasparov, Claudia Hammond and others? The Guardian newspaper interviewed them to find out. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jul/10/science-writers-books-inspired-them-brian-cox-garry-kasparov
What science writing inspires you? Let us know in the comments below or on our facebook page at Young Thinkers Guild