Friday, September 25, 2015

Gaia Vince becomes the first woman to win the Top science book prize:

The most prestigious science book
prize in Britain has been won by a solo
female writer Gaia Vince for the first
time in its 28-year history. Gaia Vince,
a journalist and broadcaster based in
London, was named the winner of the
2015 Royal Society Winton prize for
Science Books at a ceremony in
London.
The award puts her name at the top of a
long list of previous winners that
includes some of the greats of science
writing, such as Stephen Hawking,
Stephen Jay Gould, Jared Diamond,
James Gleick and Bill Bryson.
Gaia Vince
Vince quit her job as an editor at the
journal, Nature, to spend more than
two years travelling the world to
research her book, Adventures in the
Anthropocene: a Journey to the
Heart of the Planet We Made.
Vince sought out people and places
most disrupted by humanity's
plundering of Earth's resources.
She visited slums in Colombia, and
clambered down a silver mine in
Bolivia.
Vince becomes the first woman as
sole author to win the Royal Society
book prize, worth £25,000 this year.
The book is illustrated with
photographs taken by Vince's
partner, Nick Pattinson, who
captured remarkable shots.
In 1997, the award was given to Alan
Walker and Pat Shipman, who co-
wrote The Wisdom of Bones.
Anthropocene
Anthropocene was a proposed term for
the present geological epoch (from the
time of the Industrial Revolution
onwards), during which humanity has
begun to have a significant impact on
the environment.
Meaning of Epoch – a particular period
of time in history
What is Anthropology?

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Answer – The comparative study of
human societies and cultures and their
development.
#2015 Royal Society Winton prize #
Gaia Vince