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2014 Lane Anderson Award finalists revealed

The finalists for the Lane Anderson Award for best Canadian science book published in 2014 have been announced.

Titles are judged by relevance to science in the modern world and the author’s ability to make scientific topics appealing to the general trade reader.

The juries comprise experts from the Canadian academic, publishing, institutional, and creative fields.

The 2014 shortlists are as follows:

Adult book

  • Bob McDonald, Canadian Spacewalkers: Hadfield, MacLean and Williams Remember the Ultimate High Adventure (Douglas & McIntyre)
  • François Reeves, Planet Heart: How an Unhealthy Environment Leads to Heart Disease (Greystone Books)
  • Stephen Leahy, Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products (Firefly Books)

Book for young readers

  • L.E. Carmichael, Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild (Ashby-BP)
  • Daniel Loxton, Plesiosaur Peril (Tales of Prehistoric Life) (Kids Can Press)
  • Maria Birmingham, Tastes Like Music: 17 Quirks of the Brain and Body (Owl Kids)

The winner in each category will receive a $10,000 prize on a date to be announced.