AVENTIS (RHONE-POULENC) GENERAL PRIZE 
FOR 
SCIENCE BOOKS
1988-2002

This Aventis Prize, previously known as the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, is awarded annualy by the Science Museum and COPUS, and sponsored by the international life sciences and specialty chemical company, Rhone-Poulenc. Prizes are awarded to popular science and technology books in two categories: a General Prize for the best book written for the general reader; and a Junior Prize for the best book written for under-14s. Winners for the General Prize are as follows.

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2002 Stephen Hawking The Universe in a Nutshell
2001 Robert Kunzig Mapping the Deep: The Extraordinary World of Ocean Science
2000 Christopher Wills Children of Prometheus: The Accelerating Pace of Human Evolution
1999 Paul Hoffman The Man Who Loved Only Numbers
1998 Jared Diamond Guns, Germs and Steel
1997 Alan Walker & Pat Shipman The Wisdom of Bones
1996 Arno Karlen  Plague's Progress
1995 John Emsley The Consumer's Good Chemical Guide
1994 Steve Jones The Language of the Genes
1993 Steven Rose The Making of Memory
1992 Jared Diamond The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee
1991 Stephen Jay Gould Wonderful Life
1990 Roger Penrose The Emperor's New Mind
1989 Roger Lewin Bones of Contention
1988 British Medical Association Board of Science Living with Risk

 
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