Aventis Prize 2005 Shortlist

Reviews of Aventis prize shortlisted books
The Ancestor’s Tale Richard Dawkins Weidenfeld & Nicholson
Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older Douwe Draaisma Cambridge University Press
Matters of Substance: Drugs - and why everyone’s a user Griffith Edwards Penguin, Allen Lane
The Earth: An Intimate History Richard Fortey HarperCollins
The Human Mind and how to make the most of it Robert Winston Bantam Press/ Transworld Publishers
Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another Philip Ball William Heinemann