The Royal Society of London, founded in 1660, today announced the nominees for its 2009 Science Book Prize and What the Nose Knows made the list. To be plucked from the torrent of new books on popular science is a great honor.
The thirteen initial nominees will be whittled down to a short list of finalists on June 25. Short-listed authors receive £1,000, which, as we say here at First Nerve, is nothing to sniff at.
UPDATE May 26, 2009
New Scientist posts links to its reviews of the Royal Society Prize nominees.