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Caspar HendersonCaspar Henderson's Book of Barely Imagined Beings (Granta) has been shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society Winton science book prize.

From The Blog
8 November 2013

On 10 July 1985 a limpet mine attached to the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior exploded, tearing a hole the size of a car in its hull. The ship, which was docked in Auckland harbour, began to list. Captain Peter Wilcox and his crew of twelve disembarked. After a few minutes, with all quiet and the ship having settled but not sunk, the photographer Fernando Pereira went back on board to retrieve equipment. A second bomb exploded, sending the ship to the bottom and drowning him.

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