Annal: 1982 National Book Award for Science

Results of the National Book Award in the year 1982.

Book:Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind

Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind

Donald Johanson, Maitland Edey

When Donald Johanson found a partial skeleton, approximately 3.5 million years old, in a remote region of Ethiopia in 1974, a headline-making controversy was launched that continues on today.

Book:Taking the Quantum Leap

Taking the Quantum Leap: The New Physics for Nonscientists

Fred A. Wolf

This book entertainingly traces the history of physics from the observations of the early Greeks through the discoveries of Galileo and Newton to the dazzling theories of such scientists as Planck, Einstein, Bohr, and Bohm. This humanized view of science opens up the mind-stretching visions of how quantum mechanics, God, human thought, and will are related, and provides profound implications for our understanding of the nature of reality and our relationship to the cosmos.

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