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York academic shortlisted for Royal Society award

A book by Professor Callum Roberts, a University of York marine biologist, has been shortlisted for The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.

Ocean of Life

Ocean of Life is one of six shortlisted by the judges and the winner will be announced at a free public event at The Royal Society in London on 25 November.

At the event hosted by Dara O Briain, Professor Roberts, of the Environment Department at York, will join his five fellow shortlisted authors in giving readings from their books and discuss their thoughts on the topics covered.

The judges, Lucy Siegle, Dr Emily Flashman, Joanne Harris, Jon Culshaw and the chair of the group, Professor Uta Frith FBA FRS said Professor Roberts’s book “sets modern conservation in context. For instance he has taken fisheries science and channelled it into the mainstream debate. This book is thrilling: a delightful mix of anecdote, research and polemic.”

Professor Roberts talks about Ocean of Life in the video to the right of this feature.

Further information

More about the event can be found here: http://royalsociety.org/events/2013/popular-science-book-night/