Watson Davis og Helen Miles Davis -prisen

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History of Science Society Watson Davis og Helen Miles Davis -prisen deles ut årlig for bøker fra de tre siste årene som formidler vitenskapshistorien til et bredere publikum. Den skal publiseres på engelsk og være tilgjengelig for nybegynnere med lite forkunnskaper (inkludert studenter ved universiteter). Det er bevilget $ 1000 og deles ut til ære for paret Watson Davis og Helen Miles Davis , som var kjent som vitenskapspopulører i USA.


  • 1986 Daniel J. Boorstin , The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know his World and Himself (New York: Random House, 1983).
  • 1987 Thomas L. Hankins , Science in the Enlightenment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985).
  • 1988 John Heilbron , The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck som talsmann for tysk vitenskap (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986).
  • 1989 Joan Mark , A Stranger in Her Native Land: Alice Fletcher and the American Indians (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1988). Om Alice Fletcher .
  • 1990 Robert W. Smith , The Space Telescope: A Study of NASA Science, Technology, and Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989).
  • 1991 Nancy G. Siraisi , Medieval and Early Modern Medicine: An Introduction to Knowledge and Practice (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990).
  • 1992 John Hedley Brooke , Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991).
  • 1993 James Moore og Adrian Desmond , Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist (London: Michael Joseph, 1991).
  • 1994 David C. Lindberg , The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, 600 BC to AD 1450 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992).
  • 1995 Victor J. Katz , History of Mathematics: An Introduction (New York: Harper Collins, 1993).
  • 1996 Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs og Margaret C. Jacob , Newton and the Culture of Newtonianism (Humanities Press, 1995).
  • 1997 Richard Rhodes , Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb (Simon & Schuster, 1995).
  • 1998 Ruth Lewin Sime , Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996).
  • 1999 Daniel J. Kevles , The Baltimore Case: A Trial of Politics, Science and Character (WW Norton & Company, 1998).
  • 2000 Gregg Mitman , Reel Nature: America's Romance with Wildlife on Film (Harvard University Press, 1999).
  • 2001 Nancy Tomes , The Gospel of Germs: Men, Women, and the Microbe in American Life (Harvard University Press, 2000).
  • 2002 Peter Dear , Revolutionizing Sciences: European Knowledge and Its Ambitions, 1500-1700 (Princeton University Press, 2001).
  • 2003 Ken Alder , The Measure of All Things: The Seven Year Odyssey and Hidden Error that Transformed the World (The Free Press, 2002, on the Meridian Expedition in France in the 18th century av Jean-Baptiste Joseph Delambre )
  • 2004 Jeff Hughes , The Manhattan Project: Big Science and the Atomic Bomb (Columbia University Press / Icon Books, 2003)
  • 2005 Alan M. Kraut , Goldberger's War: The Life and Work of a Public Health Crusader (Hill and Wang, 2004). Om Joseph Goldberger .
  • 2006 Robin Marantz Henig , Pandoras baby: Hvordan babyer fra første testrør utløste den reproduktive revolusjonen (Houghton Mifflin Press, 2004).
  • 2007 Matt Ridley , Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code (Atlas Books, Harper Collins Publishers, 2006).
  • 2008 Helen Rozwadowski , Fathoming the Ocean: The Discovery and Exploration of the Deep Sea (Belknap Press, 2005).
  • 2009 Charles Seife , Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking (Viking Adult, 2008).
  • 2010 Marcia Bartusiak , The Day We Found the Universe (Pantheon Books, 2009).
  • 2011 Naomi Oreskes og Erik M. Conway , Merchants of Doubt: Hvordan en håndfull forskere skjulte sannheten om spørsmål fra tobakkrøyk til global oppvarming (Bloomsbury Press, 2010).
  • 2012 Mark Barrow , Nature's Ghosts: Confronting Extinction from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of Ecology (University of Chicago Press, 2009).
  • 2013 David Kaiser , How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture and Quantum Revival (WW Norton & Company, 2011).
  • 2014 W. Patrick McCray , The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future (Princeton University Press, 2012).
  • 2015 Martin Rudwick , Earth's Deep History: How It was Discovered and Why It Matters (The University of Chicago Press, 2014).
  • 2016 Jacob Hamblin , Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism (Oxford University Press, 2013).
  • 2017 Tania Munz , The Dancing Bees: Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language (University Of Chicago Press, 2016).
  • 2018 Jim Endersby , Orchid: A Cultural History (University of Chicago Press, 2016).
  • 2019 Michael F. Robinson , The Lost White Tribe: Explorers, Scientists, and theory that Changed a Continent (Oxford University Press, 2016).
  • 2020 Cathy Gere , Pain, Pleasure, and the Greater Good: From Panopticon to the Skinner Box and Beyond (University of Chicago Press, 2017).