In 2013 the Society of Biology launched an annual Book Awards prize to celebrate outstanding textbooks aimed at undergraduates and postgraduates and general biology books.
General biology book
Winner: Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, David Quammen (Bodley Head)
Winner: Physical Biology of the Cell, 2nd edition by Rob Phillips, Jane Kondev, Julie Theriot and Hernan Garcia, illustrated by Nigel Orme (Garland Science)
Winner: Landslide Ecology, Lawrence R Walker & Aaron B Shiels (Cambridge University Press)
Highly commended: Evolutionary Perspectives on Pregnancy, John C Avise (Columbia University Press)
A complete list of successful books entered in the 2013 awards is available to download.