David Bodanis' Electric Universe Wins Aventis Prize
David Bodanis' Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World has won the 2006 Aventis General Prize, which celebrates the very best in popular science writing for adult readers (ages 14 and up).
The Aventis Prize's aim is to "...to encourage the writing, publishing and reading of good and accessible popular science books." (The Royal Society). Since its founding in 1988, the prize has become one of the UKs most prestigious non-fiction literary prizes.
Parallel Worlds, by Michio Kaku, was also shortlsited for this year's prize.
Previous winners have included Stephen Hawking, Stephen J. Gould and Bill Bryson.