Longlist for Young Adult Science Book Award
AAAS and Subaru are pleased to announce the longlist for the 2019 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books in the Young Adult Science Book category. The Prize celebrates outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults and is meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all ages.
The longlist titles in the 2019 Young Adult Science Book category are:
Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures, by Roma Agrawal. Bloomsbury, 2018.
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine, by Lindsey Fitzharris. Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees, by Thor Hanson. Basic Books, 2018.
Champions of Illusion: The Science Behind Mind-Boggling Images and Mystifying Brain Puzzles, by Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik. Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto, by Alan Stern and David Grinspoon. Picador, 2018.
Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon, by Robert Kurson. Random House, 2018.
Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures, by Nick Pyenson. Viking, 2018.
Think Tank: Forty Neuroscientists Explore the Biological Roots of Human Experience, by David J. Linden (ed.). Yale University Press, 2018.
The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife, by Lucy Cooke. Basic Books, 2018.
The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Nearly Nothing, by Caleb Scharf. Illustrations by Ron Miller. Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
Finalists for the 2019 prize will be announced in October. The prize will be bestowed at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., February 14-17, 2019.