Homo Britannicus , a book telling the fascinating story of how ancient humans occupied the British Isles, is shortlisted for the Royal Society's Aventis Prize for Science Books.
Author, Chris Stringer, is the Natural History Museum's expert on human evolution. Chris reveals ancient human's dramatic battle for survival, sometimes living alongside hippos and sabre tooth cats.
The latest evidence and scientific techniques are explored in the book resulting in a gripping detective story.
Chris leads the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project, and its discoveries have stunned the world, such as putting the earliest date of human arrival to an incredible 700,000 years ago.
The Royal Society Prizes for Science Books celebrates the very best in popular science books and has become one of the UK's most prestigious non-fiction literary prizes.
The winner is announced on 15 May 2007 .