One of the real highlights for me every year is the late-summer announcement of the Lane Anderson Awards short list.
From their website here:
Today, we are excited to announce the finalists for the best Canadian science books written in 2014.
Our jury panels evaluated submissions in two categories – adult and young readers. They arrived at their shortlist after evaluating the relevance of each book’s content to the importance of science in today’s world, as well as the author’s ability to connect the topic to the interests of the general trade reader.
The winner in each category receives a $10,000 prize.
“The jury adjudicated science books on subjects as varied and topical as space exploration, fracking, and even underwater dinosaurs,” said Holly Doll, Award Manager for the Lane Anderson Award. “Canada has so many talented authors writing about science in today’s world, and the Lane Anderson Award is very pleased to celebrate their work.”
The shortlisted finalists for the 2014 Lane Anderson Award are as follows:
Canadian Spacewalkers: Hadfield, MacLean and Williams Remember the Ultimate High Adventure
Publisher: Douglas and McIntyre
Dr. Francois Reeves
Planet Heart: How an Unhealthy Environment Leads to Heart Disease
Publisher: Greystone Books
Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products
Publisher: Firefly Books
Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild
Plesiosaur Peril (Tales of Prehistoric Life)
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Tastes Like Music: 17 Quirks of the Brain and Body
Publisher: Owl Kids
Winners will be announced at a dinner in Toronto in late September.