Royal Society Winton Prize 2015 contenders

This year the Royal society decided to go straight to the shortlist, rather than starting with a longlist of 12 books and then selecting a shortlist of 6, which is what they have done in previous years.

I've now read all of the books, formed an opinion of each of them, and below I've put them into (reverse) ranking order. Note that although I think that some are better than others, I thought that they were all worth reading. In previous years I've had serious criticisms of some of the books, the criticisms are more about suitability for a popular science book prize.

And the actual winner is Adventures in the Anthropocene