Winners of this year's Rhone-Poulenc Prize for Science Books

26th May 1995 at 01:00
The winners of this year's Rhone-Poulenc Prize for Science Books are The Consumer's Good Chemical Guide by John Emsley and The Most Amazing Pop-Up Science Book by Jay Young.

The annual awards, worth Pounds 10,000 each and now in their seventh year, aim to encourage popular science writing. This year there were almost 150 entries, more than ever before.

John Emsley's book, subtitled A jargon-free guide to the chemicals of everyday life was the adult prize winner. It aims to give clear answers to common questions about subjects such as diet, the causes of cancer, global warming and pollution (W H FreemanSpektrum Pounds 18.99).

Jay Young's book won the children's prize. Using seven pop up working models - including a compass, a microscope and a record player - it demonstrates the principles behind inventions taken for granted (Watts Pounds 14.99).

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now