Tangata Whenua wins Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize!
Tangata Whenua: an Illustrated History has won the Royal Society of New Zealand 2015 Science Book Prize, announced on Friday 15 May by UK science writer Philip Ball at an event at the Auckland Writers Festival. He presented the $5,000 cash prize.
The judges, Professor Jean Fleming, Professor Ken Strongman and Dr Rebecca Priestley, said the book ‘brings together physical sciences, social sciences and the humanities in a dazzling work of scholarship’.
‘It draws on these disciplines to tell the stories of the Māori people, their origins, their journeys to find this country and their stories in Aotearoa New Zealand.
‘This beautifully published book has a broad public appeal and will be read widely by New Zealanders keen to discover who we are and where we come from.’