by PhilipJ on 18 May 2006
From the longlist, David Bodanis’s Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World has been named the 2006 winner of the Aventis Prize!
Via The Guardian:
“It’s a huge canvas but it reads like a novel, with twists and turns that would make a fiction writer happy to have been so inventive, and opens up a universe of facts that would scarcely be credible in an imaginary tale,” commented Nick Ross, the chair of the judging panel.
“It’s simply a very good read and if you have little or no interest in electricity, after reading this you will have,” he added.