Who became the first solo woman to win the prestigious Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books of the Year award?
Gaia Vince became the first solo woman to win the prestigious Royal Society Science Book of the year award. She won 2015 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books for her book, Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet. Ms. Vince is a science editor and journalist who completed a 800 day tour of the globe which was the basis of her book. The book investigates the Anthropocene Age the epoch in which we currently live and how humans are changing the planet, for the better and for the worse. The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books was founded in 1988 to celebrate outstanding popular science books.