RSC Book Wins Dingle Prize!


23 November 2007

The British Society for the History of Science Outreach and Education Committee is delighted to announce that the winner of this year's Dingle Prize is Philip Ball's "Elegant Solutions: Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry". This biennial prize, with monetary value of 300, is awarded for the best recent book that communicates the history of science, technology and or medicine to a wide audience of non-specialists.

Since its publication in 2005, Elegant Solutions has gone on to receive widespread acclaim. Ball, a regular contributor to Chemistry World,  with his column, "The Crucible", has won several awards himself, including the James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public, awarded by the American Chemical Society in 2006.

Elegant Solutions

Elegant Solutions

Copyright: 2007
Philip Ball

This book aims to stimulate the reader to think anew about some of the relationships and differences between science and art.


Column: The crucible

It is inevitable that the origins of life on Earth will be forever shrouded in mystery, says Philip Ball

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