PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing Winners

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Winners

Eager: The Surprising, Secr...

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PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing (2019)
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The Butchering Art: Joseph ...

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4.29 avg rating — 11,226 ratings
PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing (2018)
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Patient H.M.: A Story of Me...

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3.83 avg rating — 4,581 ratings
PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing (2017)
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Thunder & Lightning: Weathe...

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4.21 avg rating — 666 ratings
PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing (2016)
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War of the Whales: A True S...

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4.06 avg rating — 1,407 ratings
PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing (2015)
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High Price: A Neuroscientis...

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4.10 avg rating — 2,399 ratings
PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing (2014)
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Subliminal: How Your Uncons...

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4.07 avg rating — 10,309 ratings
PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing (2013)
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The Information: A History,...

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4.01 avg rating — 14,692 ratings
PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing (2012)
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The Emperor of All Maladies...

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4.28 avg rating — 87,120 ratings
PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing (2011)
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nominees

Seaweed Chronicles: A World...

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3.90 avg rating — 282 ratings
PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing Nominee for Longlist (2019)
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The Tangled Tree: A Radical...

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3.97 avg rating — 2,999 ratings
PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing Nominee for Longlist (2019)
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The Poison Squad: One Chemi...

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3.90 avg rating — 2,717 ratings
PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing Nominee for Longlist (2019)
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Timefulness: How Thinking L...

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4.08 avg rating — 730 ratings
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What Is Real?: The Unfinish...

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She Has Her Mother's Laugh:...

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4.17 avg rating — 4,423 ratings
PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing Nominee for Shortlist (2019)
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Blue Dreams: The Science an...

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The Beginning of Everything...

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The World in a Grain: The S...

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The Evolution of Beauty: Ho...

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PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing Nominee for Longlist (2018)
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Where the Water Goes: Life ...

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The Climate Swerve: Reflect...

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The Greatest Story Ever Tol...

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How Emotions Are Made: The ...

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Behave: The Biology of Huma...

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4.43 avg rating — 13,151 ratings
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No One Cares About Crazy Pe...

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3.87 avg rating — 3,108 ratings
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Growing a Revolution: Bring...

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4.43 avg rating — 439 ratings
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American Eclipse: A Nation'...

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3.77 avg rating — 1,095 ratings
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The Dragon Behind the Glass...

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The Glass Universe: How the...

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The Gene: An Intimate History

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4.33 avg rating — 36,983 ratings
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