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Science Writing – What Inspires You?

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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.

Vote here:
https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/book-prizes/science-book-prize/30-anniversary/inspiring-scibooks/

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.

Suggested books

  • 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

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