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Canadian Science Writers’ Association awards best science books of 2012

The Canadian Science Writers’ Association has announced the winners of its annual book awards. Fatal Flaws (HarperCollins Canada) by Jay Ingram, former host of Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet, won the general audience award. Helaine Becker’s The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea (Kids Can Press) won the youth book award. Each winner receives $1,000.

The awards honour outstanding contributions to science writing intended for children/middle grades (ages 8-12 years) and for the general public.

The awards will be presented June 7 during the CSWA annual conference in Montreal.