Finalists announced for the 2014 Lane Anderson Award

The administrators of the Lane Anderson Award announced the finalists of their book prize for the best Canadian science books written in 2014.

The esteemed award’s jury panels evaluated submissions in two categories – adult and young readers. They arrived at their shortlist after evaluating the relevance of each book’s content to the importance of science in today’s world, as well as the author’s ability to connect the topic to the interests of the general trade reader. Winners, who will each receive a $10,000 prize, will be announced at a dinner in Toronto in late September.

“The jury adjudicated science books on subjects as varied and topical as space exploration, fracking, and even underwater dinosaurs,” said Holly Doll, Award Manager for the Lane Anderson Award. “Canada has so many talented authors writing about science in today’s world, and the Lane Anderson Award is very pleased to celebrate their work.”

The finalists for the young readers category are listed below.

Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild
Written by L.E. Carmichael

Plesiosaur Peril
(Tales of Prehistoric Life)
Written by Daniel Loxton
Illustrated by Daniel Loxton with Jim W.W. Smith
Kids Can Press

Tastes Like Music: 17 Quirks of the Brain and Body
Written by Maria Birmingham
Illustrated by Monika Melnychuk
Owlkids Books

Lane Anderson 2014 Finalists

The Lane Anderson Award — created by the Fitzhenry Family Foundation — honours the very best science writing in Canada today, both in the adult and young reader categories. Robert and Hilda Fitzhenry established the Fitzhenry Family Foundation in December 1987 as a private charitable foundation devoted to the promotion of human rights and education, animal welfare, culture, and the protection of the earth and its resources from overzealous development.

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