Wildhood wins ASE Book of the Year 2020

We're delighted that Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers' book Wildhood has won the ASE Book of the Year award 2020. Founded five years ago, the award was designed to celebrate science writing that educates and inspires science learners of all ages. Every year they invite entries from books that go that extra mile and support our vision of ‘science for all’, a book that could supplement a teacher’s understanding or something that goes beyond the traditional science curriculum.

The award was presented at the ASE Annual Conference on 7 January 2021. For more information and to see the other shortlisted books click here.

Congratulations to Barbara and Kathryn!


A revelatory investigation of human and animal adolescence from the New York Times bestselling authors of Zoobiquity.

Teenagers: behind the banter, the tediously repetitive games and clicks, the moping and screaming, the fast living, and the jockeying and preening lie the rules of the entire animal kingdom. Based on their popular Harvard University course, latest research, and worldwide travels, Natterson-Horowitz and Bowers examine the four universal challenges that every adolescent on our planet must face on the journey to adulthood: how to be safe, how to navigate hierarchy, how to court potential…

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