2017
Winners
R.R. Hawkins Award
Yale University Press
Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650
By Carlos M.N. Eire

  • Award for Excellence in Humanities
    Yale University Press
    By Carlos M.N. Eire

  • Award for Excellence in Social Sciences
    Stanford University Press
    Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court
    By Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

  • Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics
    University of California Press
    Ecosystems of California
    Edited by Harold Mooney annd Erika Zaveleta

  • Award for Excellence in Biological & Life Sciences
    Oxford University Press
    Listening for What Matters: Avoiding Contextual Errors in Health Care
    By Saul Weiner and Alan Schwartz

  • Award for Excellence in Reference Works
    Cambridge University Press
    The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare
    Edited by Bruce R. Smith

 

Category Award Winners

 

  • Anthropology
    Berghahn Books, Inc.
    Enduring Uncertainty: Deportation, Punishment and Everyday Life
    By Ines Hasselberg
    Honorable Mention
    University of Texas Press
    Thunder Shaman: Making History with Mapuche Spirits in Chile and Patagonia
    By Ana Mariella Bacigalupo

  • Archaeology & Ancient History
    Baylor University Press
    Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World
    By Larry W. Hurtado
    Honorable Mention
    Bloomsbury
    The Byzantine Dark Ages
    By Michael J. Decker

  • Architecture & Urban Planning
    Princeton University Press
    The Urbanism of Frank Lloyd Wright
    By Neil Levine
    Honorable Mention
    Yale University Press
    By Louis Nelson
    Honorable Mention
    Oxford University Press
    Power at Ground Zero
    By Lynn B. Sagalyn
    Honorable Mention
    The American University in Cairo Press
    The Mosques of Egypt
    By Bernard O’Kane

  • Art Exhibitions
    Getty Publications
    Edited by Neville Agnew, Marcia Reed and Tevvy Ball
    Honorable Mention
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Degas: A Strange New Beauty
    By Jodi Hauptman
    Honorable Mention
    National Gallery of Art
    Hubert Robert
    By Margaret Morgan Grasselli and Yuriko Jackall
    Honorable Mention
    Yale University Press/The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Edited by Barbara Drake Boehm and Melanie Holcomb

  • Art History & Criticism
    Princeton University Press
    Bosch and Bruegel: From Enemy Painting to Everyday Life
    By Joseph Leo Koerner
    Honorable Mention
    Cambridge University Press
    Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise: Humanism, History, and Artistic Philosophy in the Italian Renaissance
    By Amy R. Bloch
    Honorable Mention
    The MIT Press
    The Apparently Marginal Activities of Marcel Duchamp
    By Elena Filipovic

  • Biography & Autobiography
    Princeton University Press
    The Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern
    By Thomas J. Knock
    Honorable Mention
    Oxford University Press
    Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World
    By Marc Raboy
    Honorable Mention
    Grove Atlantic
    The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family
    By Gail Lumet Buckley

  • Biological Science
    Yale University Press
    Hubbard Brook: The Story of a Forest Ecosystem
    By Richard T. Holmes and Gene E. Likens
    Honorable Mention
    The MIT Press
    The Ancient Origins of Consciousness: How the Brain Created Experience
    By Todd E. Feinberg and Jon M. Mallatt
    Honorable Mention
    Scribner
    The Gene: An Intimate History
    By Siddhartha Mukherjee

  • Biomedicine & Neuroscience
    The MIT Press
    The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World
    By Adam Gazzaley and Larry Rosen
    Honorable Mention
    Elsevier/Academic Press
    Fundamentals of Brain Network Analysis
    By Alex Fornito, Andrew Zalesky and Edward Bullmore
    Honorable Mention
    Columbia University Press
    Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures
    By Eric R. Kandel

  • Business, Finance & Management
    The MIT Press
    The Disruption Dilemma
    By Joshua Gans
    Honorable Mention
    University of Toronto Press
    Achieving Longevity: How Great Firms Prosper through Entrepreneurial Thinking
    By Jim Dewald
    Honorable Mention
    Columbia University Press
    Appetite for Innovation: Creativity and Change at elBulli
    By M. Pilar Opazo

  • Chemistry & Physics
    Princeton University Press
    Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe
    By Roger Penrose
    Honorable Mention
    Elsevier
    Radioactivity: Introduction and History, from the Quantum to Quarks, Second Edition
    By Michael F. L’Annunziata
    Honorable Mention
    Cambridge University Press
    The Origin and Nature of Life on Earth: The Emergence of the Fourth Geosphere
    By Eric Smith and Harold J. Morowitz

  • Classics
    Oxford University Press
    Democracy: A Life
    By Paul Cartledge
    Honorable Mention
    Cambridge University Press
    Learning Latin in the Ancient Way
    By Eleanor Dickey

  • Clinical Medicine
    Elsevier/Academic Press
    Oncology Informatics: Using Health Information Technology to Improve Processes and Outcomes in Cancer
    Edited by Bradford W. Hesse, David K. Ahern and Ellen Beckjord
    Honorable Mention
    Elsevier/Academic Press
    Medical Epigenetics
    Edited by Trygve Tollefsbol

  • Computing & Information Sciences
    Cambridge University Press
    Computer Age Statistical Inference: Algorithms, Evidence, and Data Science
    By Bradley Efron and Trevor Hastie
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Compehensive Introduction
    By Arvind Narayanan, Joseph Bonneau, Edward Felten, Andrew Miller and Steven Goldfeder

  • Cosmology & Astronomy
    Princeton University Press
    The Cosmic Web: Mysterious Architecture of the Universe
    By J. Richard Gott
    Honorable Mention
    Yale University Press
    Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos
    By Priyamvada Natarajan
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour
    By Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss and J. Richard Gott

  • Earth Science
    Elsevier
    A Concise Geologic Time Scale: 2016
    By James G. Ogg, Gabi Ogg and Felix M. Gradstein

  • Economics
    Princeton University Press
    The Curse of Cash
    By Kenneth S. Rogoff
    Honorable Mention
    Harvard University Press
    Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict
    By Heather Boushey
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy
    By Robert H. Frank

  • Education Practice
    Princeton University Press
    “Keep the Damned Women Out”: The Struggle for Coeducation
    By Nancy Weiss Malkiel
    Honorable Mention
    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Diploma Mills: How For-Profit Colleges Stiffed Students, Taxpayers, and the American Dream
    By A.J. Angulo
    Honorable Mention
    Bloomsbury
    Peace Education: International Perspectives
    Edited by Monisha Bajaj and Maria Hantzopoulos

  • Education Theory
    The MIT Press
    The Rationality Quotient: Toward a Test of Rational Thinking
    By Keith E. Stanovich, Richard F. West and Maggie E. Toplak
    Honorable Mention
    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Miseducation: A History of Ignorance-Making in America and Abroad
    Edited by A.J. Angulo
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    Wisdom’s Workshop: The Rise of the Modern University
    By James Axtell

  • Engineering & Technology
    CRC Press/Taylor & Francis
    Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources: Exploitation and Development
    Edited by Usman Ahmed and D. Nathan Meehan
    Honorable Mention
    McGraw-Hill Education
    Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition
    By Paul Scherz and Simon Monk

  • Environmental Science
    University of California Press
    Ecosystems of California
    Edited by Harold Mooney annd Erika Zaveleta
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China
    By Matthew E. Kahn and Siqi Zheng

  • eProduct/Best in Biological Sciences
    Cell Press
    Figure360
    Senior Project Manager Gabriel Harp

  • eProduct/Best in Humanities
    Gale, a Cengage Company
    Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940

  • eProduct/Best in Physical Sciences & Mathematics
    McGraw-Hill/Semantico

  • eProduct/Best in Social Sciences
    American Psychological Association
    APA Style CENTRAL

  • European & World History
    Yale University Press
    By Carlos M.N. Eire
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy
    By Joel Mokyr
    Honorable Mention
    Cambridge University Press
    Europe after Empire: Decolonization, Society, and Culture
    By Elizabeth Buettner
    Honorable Mention
    Cambridge University Press
    Popular Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East
    By John Chalcraft

  • Government & Politics
    Princeton University Press
    Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government
    By Christopher H. Achen and Larry M. Bartels
    Honorable Mention
    Yale University Press
    Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World
    By Timothy Garton Ash
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    ISIS: A History
    By Fawaz A. Gerges

  • History of Science, Medicine & Technology
    Princeton University Press
    Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation
    By Timothy J. Jorgensen
    Honorable Mention
    The MIT Press
    How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet
    By Benjamin Peters

  • Journal/Award for Innovation
    American Chemical Society
    ACS Central Science
    Editor Carolyn R. Bertozzi
    Honorable Mention
    University of California Press
    Collabra: Psychology
    Editors Simine Vazire, Rolf Zwaan and Don Moore
    Honorable Mention
    Thieme Publishers
    Editors Graham Brumfield and Wakiko Ishii

  • Journal/Best New Humanities & Social Sciences
    Cambridge University Press
    Journal of the American Philosophical Association
    Editor John Heil
    Honorable Mention
    The Brookings Institution Press
    Behavioral Science & Policy
    Behavioral Science & Policy Association

  • Journal/Best New STM
    Oxford University Press
    Virus Evolution
    Editors Oliver Pybus and Santiago F. Elena
    Honorable Mention
    Cell Press
    Cell Systems
    Editor Craig Mark

  • Language & Linguistics
    Oxford University Press
    Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice: An Introduction to Applied Sociolinguistics
    By Ingrid Piller
    Honorable Mention
    The MIT Press
    Impossible Languages
    By Andrea Moro
    Honorable Mention
    Oxford University Press
    The Oxford Guide to Romance Languages
    Edited by Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden

  • Law & Legal Studies
    Stanford University Press
    Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court
    By Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve
    Honorable Mention
    The MIT Press
    The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy
    By Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz

  • Literature
    Yale University Press
    By Eugene O’Neill
    Edited by William Davies King
    Honorable Mention
    Harvard University Press
    Emily Dickinson’s Poems: As She Preserved Them
    By Emily Dickinson
    Edited by Christanne Miller
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    Ireland’s Immortals: A History of Gods of Irish Myth
    By Mark Williams
    Honorable Mention
    Cambridge University Press
    Shakespeare’s Literary Lives: The Author as Character in Fiction and Film
    By Paul Franssen

  • Mathematics
    Cambridge University Press
    Mathematical Foundations of Infinite-Dimensional Statistical Models
    By Evarist Gine and Richard Nickl
    Honorable Mention
    Yale University Press
    Fractal Worlds: Grown, Built, and Imagined
    By Michael Frame and Amelia Urry
    Honorable Mention
    American Mathematical Society
    Gallery of Infinite
    By Richard Evan Schwartz
    Honorable Mention
    Cambridge University Press
    Prime Numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis
    By Barry Mazur and William Stein

  • Media & Cultural Studies
    Oxford University Press
    Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and the Rise of Celebrity Politics
    By David Haven Blake
    Honorable Mention
    Bloomsbury
    Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation
    By Carolyn Cocca

  • Multivolume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences
    Cambridge University Press
    The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare
    Edited by Bruce R. Smith
    Honorable Mention
    The MIT Press
    Open MIND: Philosophy and the Mind Sciences in the 21st Century
    Edited by Thomas Metzinger and Jennifer M. Windt

  • Multivolume Reference/Science
    John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology, Ninth Edition
    Edited by Christopher Griffiths, Jonathan Barker, Tanya Bleiker, Robert Chalmers and Daniel Creamer
    Honorable Mention
    Elsevier/Academic Press
    Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology
    Edited by Richard M. Kliman
    Honorable Mention
    Elsevier/Academic Press
    Encyclopedia of Immunobiology
    Editor-in-Chief Michael J.H. Ratcliffe

  • Music & the Performing Arts
    Cambridge University Press
    Mozart’s Music of Friends: Social Interplay in the Chamber Works
    By Edward Klorman
    Honorable Mention
    University of Texas Press
    A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism
    By Paul Youngquist

  • Nursing & Allied Health
    Oxford University Press
    Listening for What Matters: Avoiding Contextual Errors in Health Care
    By Saul Weiner and Alan Schwartz
    Honorable Mention
    The MIT Press
    Ebola’s Message: Public Health and Medicines in the Twenty-First Century
    Edited by Nicholas G. Evans, Tara C. Smith and Maimuna S. Majumder
    Honorable Mention
    Oncology Nursing Society
    Edited by Jeanne M. Erickson and Kate Payne

  • Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher
    Harper Wave
    Honorable Mention
    Simon and Schuster
    How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything
    By Rosa Brooks

  • Philosophy
    Princeton University Press
    The Philosopher: A History in Six Types
    By Justin E.H. Smith
    Honorable Mention
    Yale University Press
    Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow
    By Steven B. Smith

  • Popular Science & Popular Mathematics
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Scanning the Pharaohs: CT Imaging of the New Kingdom Royal Mummies
    By Zahi Hawass and Sahar Saleem
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    Following the Wild Bees: The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting
    By Thomas D. Seeley
    Honorable Mention
    Harvard University Press
    Qbism: The Future of Quantum Physics
    By Hans Christian von Baeyer
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies
    By Sara Lewis

  • Psychology
    Harvard University Press
    A Natural History of Human Morality
    By Michael Tomasello
    Honorable Mention
    Cambridge University Press
    Does your Family Make You Smarter? Nature, Nurture, and Human Autonomy
    By James R. Flynn
    Honorable Mention
    American Psychological Association
    Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Competence in Psychotherapy
    By Pratyusha Tummala-Narra
    Honorable Mention
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux

  • Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences
    Bloomsbury
    Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World
    Edited by Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood
    Honorable Mention
    Cambridge University Press
    The Cambridge History of Japanese Literature
    Edited by Haruo Shirane, Tomi Suzuki and David Lurie
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    The Princeton History of Modern Ireland
    Edited by Richard Bourke and Ian McBride

  • Single Volume Reference/Science
    Princeton University Press
    The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees
    By Joseph S. Wilson and Olivia J. Messinger Carril

  • Sociology & Social Work
    The MIT Press
    Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia
    By Shannon Elizabeth Bell
    Honorable Mention
    Columbia University Press
    Exiled in America: Life on the Margins in a Residential Motel
    By Christopher P. Dum
    Honorable Mention
    Oxford University Press
    Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory
    By Julian Go

  • Textbook/Biological & Life Sciences
    Garland Science
    Molecular Biology of Assemblies and Machines
    By Alasdair C. Steven, Wolfgang Baumeister, Louise N. Johnson and Richard N. Perham

  • Textbook/Clinical Medicine
    Thieme Publishers
    Pediatric Neurosurgery: Tricks of the Trade
    By Alan R. Cohen
    Honorable Mention
    Demos Medical
    Imaging Anatomy of the Human Brain
    By Neil M. Borden, Scott E. Forseen and Christian Stefan
    Honorable Mention
    Thieme Publishers
    Neuroendoscopic Surgery
    By Jamie Gerardo Torres-Corzo, Leonardo Rangel-Castilla and Peter Nakaji
    Honorable Mention
    Thieme Publishers
    Neuro-Ophthlamology Illustrated, 2nd Edition
    By Valerie Biousse and Nancy J. Newman

  • Textbook/Best in Physical Sciences & Mathematics
    Cambridge University Press
    Network Science
    By Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
    Honorable Mention
    Princeton University Press
    Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists
    By A. Zee
    Honorable Mention
    Cambridge University Press
    Quantitative Biomedical Optics: Theory, Methods, and Application
    By Irving J. Bigio and Sergio Fantini
    Honorable Mention
    John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    Edited by Harald Atmanspacher and Sabine Maasen

  • Textbook/Best in Social Sciences
    Elsevier/Academic Press
    Crime Scene Photography, Third Edition
    By Edward M. Robinson
    Honorable Mention
    Cambridge University Press
    Cognition: A Neuroscience Approach
    By Arnold Lewis Glass

  • Theology & Religious Studies
    Baylor University Press
    Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels
    By Richard B. Hays
    Honorable Mention
    Harvard University Press
    History and Presence
    By Robert A. Orsi
    Honorable Mention
    Oxford University Press
    In the Beginning Was the Word: The Bible in American Public Life, 1492-1783
    By Mark A. Noll
    Honorable Mention
    New York University Press
    The Ground Has Shifted: The Future of the Black Church in Post-Racial America
    By Walter Earl Fluker

  • U.S. History
    Princeton University Press
    The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War
    By Robert J. Gordon
    Honorable Mention
    Liveright Publishing, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company
    Our Sister Republics: The United States in an Age of American Revolutions
    By Caitlin Fitz
    Honorable Mention
    Yale University Press
    The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition
    By Manisha Sinha
    Honorable Mention
    Little, Brown and Company
    Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South
    By Beth Macy