The winner of the science world's equivalent to the Booker Prize - the Rhone-Poulenc Prize for Science Books - is to be awarded in a lavish ceremony at the Science Museum in London on 8 June. The winner of the short-list of six will be awarded £10,000. Commercial success doesn't tend to be a good indicator of success in this prize. Last year, Longitude, which made its author Dava Sobel a millionaire, failed to win - the prize going to the relatively unknown Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond. This year's judges, chaired by Fay Weldon, will have to decide the winner of a short-list that includes Stephen Pinker's How the Mind Works and One Renegade Cell by Robert Weinberg.
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