Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize
The Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize, named in honor of the longtime director of Science Service and his wife, was established in 1985 through a long-term pledge from Miles and Audrey Davis. The prize consists of $1000 and a certificate; it honors books in the history of science that are directed to wide public audiences or to undergraduate teaching. Books published during the three years prior to the award date are eligible for nomination.
Winners of The Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize are:
1986 Daniel J. Boorstin, The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself (New York: Random House, 1983).
1987 Thomas L. Hankins, Science in the Enlightenment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985).
1988 John L. Heilbron, The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck as Spokesman for German Science (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986).
1989 Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Fasting Girls: The Emergence ofAnorexia Nervosa as a Modern Disease (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1988).
1990 Robert W. Smith, The Space Telescope: A Study ofNASA Science, Technology, and Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989).
1991 Nancy G. Siraisi, Medieval and Early Modern Medicine: An Introduction to Knowledge and Practice (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990).
1992 John Hedley Brooke, Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991).
1993 James Moore and Adrian Desmond, Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist (London: Michael Joseph, 1991).
1994 David C. Lindberg, The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, 600 B.C. to A.D. 1450 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992).
1995 Victor J. Katz, A History of Mathematics, An Introduction (New York: Harper Collins, 1993).
1996 Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs and Margaret C. Jacob, Newton and the Culture of Newtonianism (Humanities Press, 1995).
1997 Richard Rhodes, Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb (Simon & Schuster, 1995).
1998 Ruth Lewin Sime, Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996).
1999 Daniel J. Kevles, The Baltimore Case: A trial of Politics, Science and Character (W.W. Norton & Company, 1998).
2000 Gregg Mitman, Reel Nature: America's Romance with Wildlife on Film (Harvard University Press, 1999)

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