Royal Society’s top 6 books of 2010

Royal Society’s top 6 books of 2010

Mercurial soccer boots indoor nike soccer shoes mercurial soccer boots the bastion of science that is the Royal Society has announced its shortlist for the Winton Prize for Science Books. The judges have whittled it down to six books that, they think, are the cream of last year’s popular science crop. In the main part, we gave the shortlist glowing reviews. Our deputy news editor, Celeste Biever, described Alex Bellos’s Alex’s Adventures in Numberland as “a pageturner about humanity’s strange, never easy and above all never dull, relationship with numbers, that includes “beautiful explanations” of a variety of mathematical complexities, and colourful descriptions of the characters Bellos encounters in the world of mathematics.

Guy Deutscher’s Through the Language Glass looks at the effect of language on the way we think, focussing on the perception of colour. Our reviewer Christine Kenneally describes it as “a book so robustly researched and wonderfully told that it is hard to put down, concluding that “Deutscher makes a convincing case for the influence of language on thought, and in doing indoor nike soccer shoes so he reveals as much about the way colour words indoor nike soccer shoes on cutting edge science indoor nike soccer shoes mercurial soccer boots.