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ASE Book Award

Introduced in 2016. This award has been designed to celebrate science writing that educates and inspires science learners of all ages. The award will be presented at our annual conference and hopes to raise the profile of science publishing and showcase the best authors.

We were seeking a book that goes that extra mile and supports our vision of ‘science for all’, a book that could supplement a teacher’s understanding, that innovative hook, or something that goes beyond the traditional science curriculum – something more than just ‘run of the mill’.

ASE Book Award 2016 Winner

A study in geological time and Earth history. Beautifully written and illustrated, this book is guaranteed to hold the attention of anyone interested in the sheer scale of time that is geological time. Those teaching evolution have much to gain from understanding the depth of time involved and the book addressing many more topics than geology for example the changing atmosphere, archaeology and the measurement of time.

ASE Book Award 2016 Shortlist

The two other shortlisted titles were:

 

Author: Alaric Thompson, Chair of the Puclications Committee, 
First published in Education in Science 266 November 2016