AAAS and Subaru are proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books. The Prizes celebrate outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults and are meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all ages.
Young Adult Science Book Finalists
Caesar’s Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us, by Sam Kean. Little Brown & Co. 2017. 9780316381642
This is a fun, delightful, and informative way to learn about the chemistry of the atmospheric gasses and related materials.
Darwin’s Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory, by James T. Costa. W.W. Norton & Co. 2017. 9780393239898
This book is for all those who wish to more fully understand the scientist and the origin of his ideas.
How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution, by Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut. University of Chicago Press. 2017. 9780226444185
This is the extraordinary, untold story of a remarkable undertaking to recreate the evolution of wolves into dogs in real time.
Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake, by Kathryn Miles. Penguin Random House. 2017. 9780525955184
Quakeland is an interesting and informative look at the serious aspects of earthquakes and the potentially disastrous results of earthquakes in the United States.