The Fitzhenry Family Foundation has revealed the winners of its Lane Anderson Awards for the best Canadian science books published the year prior. Selections are made based on a title’s pertinence to science in today’s world and the author’s ability to relate scientific issues to everyday life.
Prolific Halifax kids’ science writer L.E. Carmichael was awarded the YA prize for Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild (Ashby-BP Publishing), about using forensic science to fight crimes against animals.
Uxbridge, Ontario–based environmental journalist Stephen Leahy received the adult prize for Your Water Footprint (Firefly Books), which examines human usage of the valuable natural resource.
The winners were each awarded a $10,000 prize at a ceremony Sept. 28 in Toronto.