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I won the prize!

September 25, 2015

ADVENTURES IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet we Made has won the Royal Society Science Book of the year award!


I was shocked and utterly delighted to have won, especially as I am the first woman to have done so in the prize’s 28-year history. It’s received some great media attention, and a lovely new review, so hopefully people will buy my book and learn more about the remarkable people I found living with dramatic change around the planet at this extraordinary time. I will try to post articles about the book and the prize here: today I was talking about it with Professor Brian Cox on the One Show on BBC 1 television, I  spoke to the BBC’s Jon Amos, and I was on the Guardian podcast:

It has been an often gruelling journey, lengthy research and writing project to get here, so I want to thank all the people who have supported the book and this blog over the past few years. You are much appreciated!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. September 25, 2015 9:40 pm

    Yippee — well done you !!!
    Edward Davey, Prince’s Charities’ International Sustainability Unit (blackberry).

  2. September 26, 2015 4:20 am

    Well done Gaia, we have been following your blog since we met you both in Cusco, Peru in 2011, you probably don’t remember us, we had just come from South America and passed on our South America lonley planet to you. Great to be following all your success.

    Take care, Ann and John

  3. September 27, 2015 7:24 pm

    Congratulations on the award. Your journey and messages are very inspiring.

  4. September 28, 2015 5:20 am

    Yay you! What’s next?

  5. September 28, 2015 5:20 am

    Yay you!

  6. November 21, 2015 4:27 pm

    Congratulations for the award

  7. December 10, 2015 9:50 am

    Congratulations for the award

  8. Biro Jasa Perijinan Usaha permalink
    December 16, 2015 3:51 am

    yay. congratulation!

  9. January 14, 2016 5:29 pm

    Well done! Fantastic achievement

  10. Gargi Lagu permalink
    February 5, 2016 9:37 pm


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