The shortlist for the 2011 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

We are very pleased and proud that 3QD writer Sam Kean has made it to the shortlist for the Royal Society's Winton Prize for his extremely well-written and fascinating book The Disappearing Spoon, which means he is already the winner of 1,000 pounds cash. Bravo and congratulations to Sam! The winner of the 10,000 pound prize will be announced on November 17th. This is from the Royal Society's website:

TheDisappearingSpoon The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books judges have chosen a shortlist of six books that they describe as having taken them out of their depth and giving them thrilling new experiences of the world of science.

The winning book will be annouced at a public event on November 17 2011.

The six books shortlisted by the judges are:

The Disappearing Spoon

by Sam Kean (Doubleday (UK); Little, Brown and Company (USA) )

The judges said: “This is much more than just a witty guide to the periodic table – it gives a fascinating insight into the history of the elements, how they were discovered, and the extraordinary part they play in our lives.”

More here.