The Royal Society @royalsociety The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Sep. 23, 2019 2 min read

Tonight, we’ll be announcing the winner of the 2019 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize. This year’s six shortlisted books ask readers to rethink the way they view both themselves and the world around them. Explore the shortlist:  #SciBooks

‘Six Impossible Things’

John Gribbin – established science writer and Visiting Fellow at @SussexUni – delivers a short, common-sense guide that aims to explain Quantum Physics through six theories:  #SciBooks


‘Invisible Women’

@CCriadoPerez is nominated for ‘Invisible Women’ which exposes the data bias against women, using compelling new research, case studies and statistics:  #SciBooks

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‘The Remarkable Life of the Skin’

'This look at skin is crawling with revelations, from tiny mites to cellulite and skin care' - @monty_lyman looks at our largest organ and the world of micro-organisms that live on it:  #SciBooks


‘Clearing the Air: The Beginning and the End of Air Pollution’

@TimSmedley tells the full story of air pollution: what it is, which pollutants are harmful, where they come from and, most importantly, what we can do about them:  #SciBooks


‘The Second Kind of Impossible’

The exciting, first-hand story of how Paul Steinhardt predicted a new type of matter – the quasicrystal – shattering centuries-old laws of physics:  #SciBooks


‘Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus’

@stevenstrogatz, professor of applied mathematics @Cornell, explores the history of calculus and maps the impact that this branch of mathematics has had on our contemporary world:  #SciBooks


Good luck to all the nominated authors! The winner, chosen by a judging panel that includes Nigel Shadbolt FRS, Shukry James Habib, Dorothy Koomson, Stephen McGann and Gwyneth Williams, will be announced this evening. We’ll be sharing the winner here from 7.30pm (GMT). #SciBooks

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