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Book Awards Shortlist 2014

The following books have been shortlisted for the Society of Biology Book Awards, celebrating outstanding biology books for the general reader, as well as exceptional undergraduate and postgraduate textbooks.


The Society would like to congratulate the winners who were celebrated at the Biology Week Annual Award Ceremony on Tuesday 14th October.

General biology book

Birds and People -Mark Cocker

Birds and People

Mark Cocker

Jonathan Cape, Vintage




Feral-George Monbiot


Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding

George Monbiot

Allen Lane



Paleofantasy -Marlene Zuk


Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live

Marlene Zuk

WW Norton Ltd



The Cancer Chronices - George Johnson


The Cancer Chronicles

George Johnson

Bodley Head



The Compatibility Gene - Daniel Davis


The Compatibility Gene

Daniel M Davis

Allen Lane



Undergraduates textbook

Molecular Biology - Craig et al

Molecular Biology: Principles of Genome Function, 2nd edition

Nancy Craig, Rachel Green, Carol Greider, Gisela Storz, Cynthia Wolberger and Orna Cohen-Fix

Oxford University Press


Primer to the Immune Response - Tak W Mak et al


Primer to the Immune Response

Tak W Mak, Mary Saunders and Bradley Jett




Vertebrate Endocrinology - David O Norris and James A Carr


Vertebrate Endocrinology, 5th edition

David Norris and James Carr




Zoo Animals


Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management, and Welfare, 2nd edition

Geoff Hosey, Vicky Melfi, and Sheila Pankhurst

Oxford University Press

Postgraduates textbook

Evolutionary Biomechanics - Graham Taylor and Adrian Thomas


Evolutionary Biomechanics: Selection, Phylogeny, and Constraint

Graham Taylor and Adrian Thomas

Oxford University Press


Pheromones and Animal Behaviour - Tristram Wyatt


Pheromones and Animal Behaviour, 2nd edition

Tristram D Wyatt

Cambridge University Press


Plenty of Room for Biology at the Bottom - Ehud Gazit and Anna Mitraki


Plenty of Room for Biology at the Bottom: An Introduction to Bionanotechnology, 2nd edition

Ehud Gazit and Anna Mitraki

Imperial College Press



Urban Ecology- Richard T T Forman


Urban Ecology - The Science of Cities

Richard T T Forman

Cambridge University Press