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The 2007 Environment Book Prize, the second in the competition launched by the Veolia Environnement Foundation, will be presented by Henri Proglio in the prestigious setting of the new Musée des Arts Premiers, quai Branly in Paris, on June 5 this year.
The jury, chaired by Claude Michelet, will award this distinction to a work dealing with environmental conservation from a shortlist of 25 books in a variety of literary forms.
The works shortlisted include photo reportages (Regards partagés sur la terre et les hommesby Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Albert Jacquard and Isabelle Delannoy), novels (Le parfum d'Adamby Jean-Christophe Rufin) and comic strips (Le chant du Paypayoby Julie Blanchin).
Created by the Veolia Environnement Foundation to support and encourage writers and editorial initiatives on the part of publishing houses, this Prize aims to raise public awareness of the environmental challenges facing our planet.
To this end, the Foundation will spend €15,000 on acquiring copies of the prize-winning work that will then be donated to French and French-language school documentation centers and municipal libraries.