2018
Winners
R.R. Hawkins Award
Bloomsbury Publishing
Arcadian Library Online
By The Arcadian Library/Bloomsbury Publishing

  • PROSE Award for Excellence in Biological & Life Sciences
    The MIT Press
    Language in Our Brain: The Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity
    By Angela D. Friederici

  • PROSE Award for Excellence in Humanities
    Oxford University Press
    Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray
    By Rosalind Rosenberg

  • PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics
    Cell Press
    CHEM
    Robert D. Eagling, Editor-in-Chief

  • PROSE Award for Excellence in Reference Works
    Bloomsbury Publishing
    Arcadian Library Online
    By The Arcadian Library/Bloomsbury Publishing

  • PROSE Award for Excellence in Social Sciences
    Princeton University Press
    Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought
    By Andrew W. Lo

 

Category Award Winners

 

  • Applied Social Work, Nursing & Allied Health
    Elsevier/Academic Press
    Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience: From Theory to Practice
    By Darlyne G. Nemeth and Traci W. Olivier
    Honorable Mention
    Springer Publishing Company
    A New Era in Global Health: Nursing and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
    By William Rosa

  • Architecture & Urban Planning
    Princeton University Press
    Designing San Francisco: Art, Land, and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay
    By Alison Isenberg
    Honorable Mention
    The MIT Press
    The Largest Art: A Measured Manifesto for a Plural Urbanism
    Brent D. Ryan

  • Art Exhibitions
    Getty Publications
    Golden Kingdoms: Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas
    Edited by Joanne Pillsbury, Timothy Potts, and Kim N. Richter
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    William Blake and the Age of Aquarius
    By Stephen F. Eisenman
    With contributions by Mark Crosby, Elizabeth Ferrell, Jacob Henry Leveton, W. J. T. Mitchell & John P. Murphy

  • Art History & Criticism
    Cambridge University Press
    The Architecture of the Christian Holy Land: Reception from Late Antiquity through the Renaissance
    By Kathryn Blair Moore
    Honorable Mention
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Ethiopia: The Living Churches of an Ancient Kingdom
    By Mary Anne Fitzgerald and Philip Marsden

  • Best New Journal in Biological and Life Sciences
    SAGE Publishing
    JDR Clinical & Translational Research
    Jocelyne S. Feine, Editor

  • Best New Journal in Physical Sciences and Mathematics
    Cell Press
    CHEM
    Robert D. Eagling, Editor-in-Chief

  • Best New Journal in Social Sciences
    SAGE Publishing
    Communication & Sport
    Dr. Lawrence A. Wenner, Editor
    Honorable Mention
    Springer Publishing
    Urban Social Work
    Carl Mazza, DSW, Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi, Ph.D., Brenda Williams-Gray, DSW, and Dana Burdnell Wilson, Ph.D., Editors

  • Biography & Autobiography
    Oxford University Press
    Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray
    By Rosalind Rosenberg
    Honorable Mention
    Redwood Press
    Witnesses of the Unseen: Seven Years in Guantanamo
    By Lakhdar Boumediene and Mustafa Ait Idir
    Honorable Mention
    The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum
    By James Delbourgo

  • Biological Anthropology, Ancient History & Archaeology
    University of Texas Press
    Inka History in Knots: Reading Khipus as Primary Sources
    By Gary Urton
    Honorable Mention
    Oxford University Press
    The Plague of War: Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Ancient Greece
    By Jennifer Roberts

  • Biological Science
    Princeton University Press
    Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind
    By Kevin N. Laland
    Honorable Mention
    The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    Life at the Edge of Sight: A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World
    By Scott Chimileski and Roberto Kolter

  • Biomedicine & Neuroscience
    The MIT Press
    Language in Our Brain: The Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity
    By Angela D. Friederici
    Honorable Mention
    Columbia University Press
    Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods
    By E. Fuller Torrey

  • Business, Finance & Management
    Princeton University Press
    Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought
    By Andrew W. Lo
    Honorable Mention
    The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap
    By Mehrsa Baradaran

  • Chemistry & Physics
    Cell Press
    CHEM
    Robert D. Eagling, Editor-in-Chief
    Honorable Mention
    Cambridge University Press
    Quantum Field Theory and Condensed Matter: An Introduction
    By Ramamurti Shankar

  • Classics
    University of Texas Press
    Classics from Papyrus to the Internet: An Introduction to Transmission and Reception
    By Jeffrey M. Hunt, R. Alden Smith, Fabio Stok
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire
    By Kyle Harper

  • Clinical Medicine
    Elsevier/Academic Press
    Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine: Gender in the Genomic Era, Third Edition
    Marianna J. Legato, MD, PhD (hon.c.), FACP
    Honorable Mention
    Elsevier/Academic Press
    Individualized Drug Therapy for Patients: Basic Foundations, Relevant Software and Clinical Applications
    By Roger Jelliffe and Michael Neely
    Honorable Mention
    Oxford University Press
    Body Dysmorphic Disorder
    Katharine A. Phillips, MD

  • Computing & Information Sciences
    Cambridge University Press
    The Measure of All Minds: Evaluating Natural and Artificial Intelligence
    By José Hernández-Orallo
    Honorable Mention
    The MIT Press
    Once Upon an Algorithm: How Stories Explain Computing
    By Martin Erwig

  • Cosmology & Astronomy
    Cambridge University Press
    Bayesian Models for Astrophysical Data Using R, JAGS, Python, and Stan
    By Joseph M. Hilbe, Rafael S. de Souza, and Emille E. O. Ishida

  • Cultural Anthropology & Sociology
    University of Toronto Press
    Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution
    Written by Sherine Hamdy and Coleman Nye and illustrated by Sarula Bao and Caroline Brewer
    Honorable Mention
    Stanford University Press
    The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race
    By Neda Maghbouleh
    Honorable Mention
    Oxford University Press
    Someone To Talk To
    By Mario Luis Small

  • Earth Science
    Cambridge University Press
    Earth History and Palaeogeography
    By Trond H. Torsvik and L. Robin M. Cocks
    Honorable Mention
    Cambridge University Press
    Salt Tectonics: Principles and Practice
    By Martin P. A. Jackson and Michael R. Hudec
    Honorable Mention
    Elsevier
    Photo Atlas of Mineral Pseudomorphism
    By J. Theo Kloprogge, Rob Lavinsky and Stretch Young

  • Economics
    The MIT Press
    The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy
    By Peter Temin
    Honorable Mention
    Columbia University Press
    Crude Volatility
    By Robert McNally

  • Education Practice
    The MIT Press
    Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers and Play
    Mitchel Resnick
    Honorable Mention
    Harvard University Press
    Beyond Test Scores: A Better Way To Measure School Quality
    By Jack Schneider

  • Education Theory
    Emerald Publishing
    The Century of Science: The Global Triumph of the Research University
    Edited by Justin J. W. Powell, David P. Baker, and Frank Fernandez
    Honorable Mention
    Teachers College Press
    Deconstructing Race: Multicultural Education Beyond the Color-Bind
    By Jabari Mahiri

  • Engineering & Technology
    McGraw-Hill Education
    Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition
    By Vijay P. Singh
    Honorable Mention
    Cambridge University Press
    Human and Machine Hearing: Extracting Meaning from Sound
    By Richard F. Lyon

  • Environmental Science
    Yale University Press
    A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard
    David R. Foster
    Honorable Mention
    John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    Climate Extremes: Patterns and Mechanisms
    By S-Y Simon Wang, Jin-Ho Yoon, Christopher C. Funk and Robert R. Gillies

  • eProducts
    Bloomsbury Publishing
    Arcadian Library Online
    By The Arcadian Library/Bloomsbury Publishing
    Honorable Mention
    Wolters Kluwer
    Grant’s Anatomy Lab
    By Wolters Kluwer
    Honorable Mention
    Wolters Kluwer
    vSim for Nursing | Mental Health
    By Wolters Kluwer and Laerdal Medical

  • European & World History
    Princeton University Press
    The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution
    By Yuri Slezkine
    Honorable Mention
    Cambridge University Press
    Tamta’s World: The Life and Encounters of a Medieval Noblewoman from the Middle East to Mongolia
    By Antony Eastmond

  • Government & Politics
    The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    Awakening: How Gays and Lesbians Brought Marriage Equality to America
    By Nathaniel Frank
    Honorable Mention
    The MIT Press
    Climate of Capitulation: An Insider’s Account of State Power in a Coal Nation
    By Vivian Thomson

  • History of Science, Technology & Medicine
    The MIT Press
    Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing
    By Marie Hicks
    Honorable Mention
    Oxford University Press
    Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty
    By Thomas J. Ward, Jr.

  • Innovation in Journal Publishing: Humanities and Social Sciences
    RIT Press
    HAYDN: Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America
    Michael E. Ruhling, PhD, Editorial Director

  • Innovation in Journal Publishing: Multidisciplinary
    Oxford University Press
    GigaScience
    Laurie Goodman, PhD., Editor-in-Chief

  • Innovation in Journal Publishing: Science, Technology and Medicine
    American Society of Clinical Oncology
    Journal of Global Oncology
    Gilberto Lopes, MD, MBA, Editor-in-Chief

  • Language & Linguistics
    Harvard University Press
    Numbers and the Making of Us: Counting and the Course of Human Cultures
    By Caleb Everett

  • Law & Legal Studies
    New York University Press
    The Rise of Big Data Policing
    By Andrew Guthrie Ferguson
    Honorable Mention
    Cambridge University Press
    A Realistic Theory of Law
    By Brian Z. Tamanaha

  • Literature
    Princeton University Press
    At Home in the World: Women Writers and Public Life, from Austen to the Present
    By Maria DiBattista and Deborah Epstein Nord
    Honorable Mention
    Oxford University Press
    Was the Cat in the Hat Black? The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books
    By Philip Nel

  • Mathematics
    American Mathematical Society
    Harmonic Maass Forms and Mock Modular Forms: Theory and Applications
    By Kathrin Bringmann, Amanda Folsom, Ken Ono, and Larry Rolen
    Honorable Mention
    American Mathematical Society
    An Illustrated Theory of Numbers
    By Martin H. Weissman

  • Media and Cultural Studies
    University of Michigan Press
    The Fanfiction Reader: Folk Tales for the Digital Age
    By Francesca Coppa
    Honorable Mention
    The MIT Press
    Giving Voice: Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality
    Meryl Alper

  • Multivolume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences
    Cambridge University Press
    The Cambridge History of Communism
    By Silvio Pons

  • Multivolume Reference/Science
    John Wiley & Sons
    Encyclopedia of Physical Organic Chemistry
    Edited by Zerong Wang, Uta Wille, and Eusebio Juaristi

  • Music & the Performing Arts
    Princeton University Press
    The Politics of Opera: A History from Monteverdi to Mozart
    By Mitchell Cohen
    Honorable Mention
    Bloomsbury Publishing
    When Genres Collide: Down Beat, Rolling Stone, and the Struggle Between Jazz and Rock
    By Matt Brennan

  • Outstanding Work by a Trade Publisher
    Alfred A. Knopf
    The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens our Republic
    Ganesh Sitaraman
    Honorable Mention
    Little, Brown and Company
    Caesar’s Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us
    By Sam Kean

  • Philosophy
    The MIT Press
    Understanding Ignorance: The Surprising Impact of What We Don’t Know
    By Daniel DeNicola
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy
    By Steven Nadler and Ben Nadler

  • Popular Science & Popular Mathematics
    Princeton University Press
    Mariposas Nocturnas: Moths of Central and South America, A Study in Beauty and Diversity
    By Emmet Gowin
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    Monarchs & Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution
    By Anurag Agrawal
    Honorable Mention
    The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy
    By Govert Schilling

  • Psychology
    Princeton University Press
    The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology: A Manifesto for Reforming the Culture of Scientific Practice
    By Chris Chambers
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    Face Value: The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions
    By Alexander Todorov

  • Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences
    Cambridge University Press
    The Cambridge Intellectual History of Byzantium
    By Anthony Kaldellis and Niketas Siniossoglou

  • Single Volume Reference/Science
    Oxford University Press
    The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions
    By Arthur G. Shapiro and Dejan Todorovic

  • Textbook/Biological and Life Sciences
    Taylor & Francis
    Protein Actions
    By Ivet Bahar, Robert L. Jernigan,and Ken A. Dill

  • Textbook/Clinical Medicine
    Thieme Publishers
    Color Atlas of Brainstem Surgery
    By Robert F. Spetzler, M. Yashar S. Kalani, Peter Nakaji, and Kaan Yagmurlu
    Honorable Mention
    Thieme Publishers
    Auricular Reconstruction
    By Francoise Firmin, Joseph Dusseldorp, and Alexandre Marchac
    Honorable Mention
    Thieme Publishers
    Endoscopic Approaches to the Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base
    By Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen, Isam Alobid, Joaquim Enseñat, and Alberto Prats-Galino

  • Textbook/Humanities
    Bloomsbury Publishing
    A Practical Guide to Studying History: Skills and Approaches
    By Tracey Loughran

  • Textbook/Physical Sciences and Mathematics
    Princeton University Press
    Modern Classical Physics: Optics, Fluids, Plasmas, Elasticity, Relativity, and Statistical Physics
    By Kip S. Thorne and Roger D. Blandford

  • Textbook/Social Sciences
    Elsevier/Academic Press
    Forensic Science Reform: Protecting the Innocent
    By Wendy J. Koen and C. Michael Bowers
    Honorable Mention
    Elsevier/Academic Press
    Osteoarchaeology: A Guide to the Macroscopic Study of Human Skeletal Remains
    By Efthymia Nikita
    Honorable Mention
    Routledge/Taylor & Francis
    The Designer’s Field Guide to Collaboration
    By Caryn Brause

  • Theology & Religious Studies
    Yale University Press
    Paul: The Pagans’ Apostle
    By Paula Fredrikson
    Honorable Mention
    Cambridge University Press
    Genes, Determinism and God
    By Denis Alexander

  • U.S. History
    New York University Press
    True Sex: The Lives of Trans Men at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
    By Emily Skidmore
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    The Expanding Blaze: How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775-1848
    By Jonathan Israel
    Honorable Mention
    Oxford University Press
    Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919
    By Mike Wallace