Discover five acts in the running for the 2022 Audience Prize. Three will be selected by an awards jury composed of book scientists and actors, and offered to the first fifty readers who have registered to vote for their favorite work.
I dinosaur walks
At the intersection of Earth science and life science, paleontology is a multidisciplinary scientific discipline, with all the means of investigation, all available study techniques, allowing to talk about rocks and fossils from the depths of time. Alternatively geologists, anatomists, ecologists, chemists, etc., paleontologists are majorly polymorphic and touch on everything, as the fields of investigation are many.
Jean-Michel Mazina He is both a man of science (paleontologist, director of research at CNRS) and a man of the field (he has directed several excavations).
for migratory birds
In early fall, many birds migrate long distances, mainly from temperate regions to the south, and then return north in the spring. Because of its geography and diverse climate, France is an important stop for millions of them. But why do some species migrate and why others don’t? How do birds prepare? How do they find their way? While these species are at increased risk of disappearing from their habitat, pollution and global warming,
Christian Moulek, the one who flies with the birds in the subtle light, and Xavier TrashR, the science journalist, leads the investigation to meet with the people who work to protect him.
Fossil DNA, a time machine
Stronger than Jurassic Park, where the past comes to life in fiction, with DNA sequencing, paleogenetics has invented a real-time machine, inaugurating an extraordinary scientific journey. ludovic orlando is a pioneer. His book describes how genomics, thanks to the dazzling advances of genetics, sheds new light on the evolution of man—his migration, his society, and even his languages, but also on the great pandemics of the past, the horse’s Development and its upbringing, birth of agriculture, etc.
secret life of material
Why is glass transparent? Why do metal paper clips bend when razor blades are sharp? Why do a cup of tea, a pencil lead, or a basketball sole look like we know them and behave like them? We have created content around us and don’t pay much attention to it. However, they hide many secrets and teach us a lot. with passion and enthusiasm, mark miodonik Creates an intimate portrait of ten of them and reveals their secrets through a thousand anecdotes.
I a gene odyssey
Genes are a fascinating time machine because we know how to “speak” the DNA of not only present-day sapiens, but of our distant ancestors as well. By sharing with us the latest lab results and its exploits in the field, Evelyn Hair Uncovers a story that seemed forever inaccessible: that of human adventure. Or how a species, which barely diverged from chimpanzees 7 million years ago, was able to conquer the planet. Evelyn Heyer is a professor of genetic anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History, where she researches the genetic evolution and diversity of our species. does.
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