The books shortlisted for the 2013 award were:
Bird Sense: What it’s Like to be a Bird by Tim Birkhead
The Particle at the End of the Universe by Sean Carroll
Cells to Civilizations: Principles of Change that Shape Life by Enrico Coen
Pieces of Light: the New Science of Memory by Charles Fernyhough
The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: a 21st Century Bestiary by Caspar Henderson
Ocean of Life: How our Seas are Changing by Callum Roberts
Previous winners of this prize have included Stephen Hawking and Bill Bryson.