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Canadian Science Writers’ Association reveals 2011’s best Canadian science books

The Canadian Science Writers’ Association have announced their picks for the best Canadian science books published in 2011.

Judges selected Jerry Thompson’s Cascadia’s Fault: The Deadly Earthquake that Will Devastate North America (HarperCollins Canada) as the best general audience book and Tanya Lloyd Kyi’s 50 Poisonous Questions: A Book with Bite (Annick Press) as the best youth title.

Entries were judged on the “basis of initiative, originality, scientific accuracy, clarity of interpretation and value in promoting a better understanding of science by the public.”

The awards will be presented at the CSWA’s annual meeting, which is being held at the University of Windsor, June 2“5.