2015 Winners

R.R. Hawkins Award
The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
By Thomas Piketty
Translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Award for Excellence in Humanities
Cambridge University Press
The Material Life of Roman Slaves
By Sandra R. Joshel and Lauren Hackworth Petersen
Award for Excellence in Social Sciences
The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
By Thomas Piketty
Translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Award for Excellence in Biological & Life Sciences
John Wiley and Sons
Ultrastructure Atlas of Human Tissues
By Fred E. Hossler
Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics
Cambridge University Press
Atlas of Meteorites
By Monica Grady, Giovanni Pratesi and Vanni Moggi Cecchi
Awards for Excellence in Reference Works
Cambridge University Press
The Cambridge History of the First World War
Edited by Jay Winter
Archeology and AnthropologyMcGill-Queen’s University Press
Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge
By Nancy J. Turner

Honorable Mention
Princeton University Press
1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed
By Eric H. Cline

Oxford University Press
Nomadism in Iran: From Antiquity to the Modern Era
By D.T. Potts

Architecture and Urban Planning
Yale University Press
Wordly Gurus and Spiritual Kings: Architecture and Asceticism in Medieval India
By Tamara I. Sears

Honorable Mention
Yale University Press
Wasteland: A History
By Vittoria Di Palma

Art Exhibitions
The Museum of Modern Art
Gauguin: Metamorphoses
By Starr Figura, Elizabeth Childs, Hal Foster and Erika Mosier

Honorable Mention
Stanford University Press
Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums
Edited by Cantor Arts Center

University of Texas Press
Miguel Covarrubias
By Georgia O’Keefe Museum

Art History & Criticism
Yale University Press
The Life Within: Classic Maya and the Matter of Permanence
By Stephen Houston

Honorable Mention
The University of Chicago Press
Kurt Schwitters: Space, Image, Exile
By Megan R. Luke

Harvard University Press
The Image of the Black in Western Art
By David Bindman and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Cambridge University Press
The Mystic Ark: Hugh of Saint Victor, Art, and Thought in the Twelfth Century
By Conrad Rudolph

Biography & Autobiography
Columbia University Press
Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film
By Robert Sitton

Honorable Mention
Yale University Press
Augustus: First Emperor of Rome
By Adrian Goldsworthy

The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence
By David Bromwich

Biological Sciences
John Wiley and Sons
Ultrastructure Atlas of Human Tissues
By Fred E. Hossler

Honorable Mention
Princeton University Press
40 Years of Evolution: Darwin’s Finches on Daphne Major Island
By Peter R. Grant and B. Rosemary Grant

Harvard University Press
Apes and Human Evolution
By Russell H. Tuttle

Biomedicine & Neuroscience
Princeton University Press
Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain
By Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek

Honorable Mention
The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are
By Jennifer M. Groh

Elsevier
The Stimulated Brain: Cognitive Enhancement Using Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
Edited by Roi Cohen Kadosh

Business, Finance & Management
Princeton University Press
Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit
By Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber

Honorable Mention
Princeton University Press
The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance
By Eswar S. Prasad

The MIT Press
The Innovator’s Hypothesis: How Cheap Experiments Are Worth More Than Good Ideas
By Michael Schrage

Chemistry & Physics
Elsevier/Academic Press
Distillation: 1. Fundamentals and Principles, 2. Operations and Applications, 3. Equipment and Processes
Edited by Andrzej Gorak, Eva Sorensen, Hartmut Schoenmakers and Zarko Olujic
Classics & Ancient History
Cambridge University Press
The Material Life of Roman Slaves
By Sandra R. Joshel and Lauren Hackworth Petersen

Honorable Mention
Cambridge University Press
Jewish War under Trajan and Hadrian
By William Horbury

Clinical Medicine Practice
Oxford University Press
A Video Atlas of Neuromuscular Disorders
By Aziz Shaibani

Honorable Mention
Demos Medical
Ultrasound Evaluation of Focal Neuropathies: Correlation with Electrodiagnosis
By Jeffrey Strakowski, MD

Computing & Information Science
The MIT Press
Reality Mining: Using Big Data to Engineer a Better World
By Nathan Eagle and Kate Greene

Honorable Mention
Wiley
Software War Stories: Case Studies in Software Management
By Donald J. Reifer

Cosmology & Astronomy
Elsevier
Encyclopedia of the Solar System
Edited by Tilman Spohn, Doris Breuer and Torrence Johnson

Earth Science
Cambridge University Press
Atlas of Meteorites
By Monica Grady, Giovanni Pratesi and Vanni Moggi Cecchi

Honorable Mention
Elsevier Science
Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography
By Dr. D.R. Fraser Taylor and Tracey Lauriault

Louisiana State University Press
Southern Waters: The Limits to Abundance
By Craig E. Colten

Economics
The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
By Thomas Piketty
Translated by Arthur Goldhammer

Honorable Mention
Columbia University Press
Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress
By Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald

The University of Chicago Press
House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again
By Atif Mian and Amir Sufi

Princeton University Press
The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility
By Gregory Clark

Education Practice
The University of Chicago Press
American School Reform: What Works, What Fails, and Why
By Joseph P. McDonald

Honorable Mention
Teachers College Press
50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America’s Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education
By David C. Berliner and Gene V. Glass

Education Theory
The University of Chicago Press
The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools
By Christopher A. Lubienski and Sarah Theule Lubienski

Honorable Mention
The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
By Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roedigger III and Mark A. McDaniel

Engineering & Technology
Yale University Press
Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resources
By David Sedlak

Honorable Mention
The MIT Press
Disaster Robotics
By Robin R. Murphy

McGraw-Hill Professional
Global Innovation Science Handbook
Edited by Praveen Gupta and Brent E. Trusko

Environmental Science
John Wiley and Sons
Bioprocessing of Renewable Resources to Commodity Bioproducts
Edited by Virendra S. Bisaria and Akihiko Kondo

Honorable Mention
The MIT Press
The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology: Lessons from China
By Kelly Sims Gallagher

eProduct/Best App
Elsevier
Virtual Microscope for Books, Major Reference Works and Journals

eProduct/ Best in Humanities
Harvard University Press
Digital Loeb Classical Library
General Editor Jeffrey Henderson

Honorable Mention
Cambridge University Press
The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson
Editors David Bevington, Martin Butler and Ian Donaldson

European & World History
Princeton University Press
Revolutionary Ideas: An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from The Rights of Man to Robespierre
By Jonathan Israel

Honorable Mention
Cambridge University Press
Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution
By Ada Ferrer

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power, and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad
By Brian A. Catlos

Cambridge University Press
July Crisis: The World’s Descent into War, Summer 1914
By T.G. Otte

Princeton University Press
The Age of the Vikings
By Anders Winroth

Princeton University Press
The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe
By Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

Government & Politics
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy
By Francis Fukuyama

Honorable Mention
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict
By John B. Judis

Princeton University Press
Liberalism: The Life of an Idea
By Edmund Fawcett

Princeton University Press
Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better
By Peter H. Schuck

History of STM
Princeton University Press
Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology since Darwin
By Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny and Bob Montgomerie

Honorable Mention
The University of Chicago Press
Earth’s Deep History: How It Was Discovered and Why It Matters
By Martin J.S. Rudwick
Journal/Best New Humanities and Social Sciences
John Wiley and Sons
Thought: A Journal of Philosophy
Editors Crispin Wright, John Divers and Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins

Honorable Mention
Michigan State University Press
QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking
Editors-in-Chief Charles E. Morris III and Thomas K. Nakayama

Journal/Best New STMIEEE
IEEE Access

Honorable Mention
Elsevier
Astronomy and Computing
Edited by Robert Mann and Norman Gray, et al.

Elsevier
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
Editor-in-Chief David Alexander

Language & Linguistics
Syracuse University Press
Disability Rhetoric
By Jay Timothy Dolmage

Honorable Mention
Princeton University Press
Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities
By James Turner

Law & Legal Studies
Oxford University Press
Immigration Outside the Law
By Hiroshi Motomura

Honorable Mention
Oxford University Press
Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships
By Clare Huntington

Elsevier/Academic Press
Forensic Testimony: Science, Law and Expert Evidence
By C. Michael Bowers

Princeton University Press
The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle
By Peter Baldwin

Literature
University of Ottawa Press
The Collected Poems of Miriam Waddington
By Miriam Waddington
Edited and with an introduction by Ruth Panofsky

Honorable Mention
Cambridge University Press
Failure and the American Writer: A Literary History
By Gavin Jones

Columbia University Press
Roberto Bolano’s Fiction: An Expanding Universe
By Chris Andrews

The University of Chicago Press
The Selected Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini: A Bilingual Edition
By Pier Paolo Pasolini
Edited and translated by Stephen Sartarelli

Mathematics
American Mathematical Society
Hilbert’s Fifth Problem and Related Topics
By Terence Tao

Honorable Mention
Cambridge University Press
Modeling Count Data
By Joseph M. Hilbe
Media & Cultural Studies
Sourcebooks
Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime
By Brian Krebs

Honorable Mention
The University of the West Indies Press
Citizenship Under Pressure: The 1970s in Jamaican Literature and Culture
By Rachel L. Mordecai

University of Texas Press
Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics
By Linda Mizejewski

Multivolume/Humanities & Social Sciences
Cambridge University Press
The Cambridge History of the First World War
Edited by Jay Winter

Honorable Mention
Getty Publications
ThesCRA

Multivolume/Science
Elsevier
Comprehensive Organic Synthesis
Editors-in-Chief Paul Knochel and Gary Molander

Honorable Mention
Johns Hopkins University Press
Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America
By Guy Baldassarre

John Wiley and Sons
The Handbook of Liquid Crystals
Edited by J.W. Goodby, P.J. Collings, T. Kato, C. Tschierske, H.F. Gleeson and P. Raynes

Music & the Performing Arts
The MIT Press
Music and the Making of Modern Science
By Peter Pesic

Honorable Mention
Louisiana State University Press
In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Roots of American Music
By Ben Wynne

Outstanding Work by a Trade Publisher
Princeton University Press
Trees of Eastern North America
By Gil Nelson, Christopher J. Earle and Richard Spellenberg

Honorable Mention
The White House Historical Association
Away from the White House: Presidential Escapes, Retreats, and Vacations
By Lawrence L. Knutson

Philosophy
Cambridge University Press
Torture, Power, and Law
By David Luban

Honorable MentionThe University of Chicago Press
How Should We Live?: A Practical Approach to Everyday Morality
By John Kekes

Princeton University Press
Would You Kill the Fat Man? The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong
By David Edmonds

Popular Science & Popular Mathematics
Wiley
The Perfect Meal: The Multisensory Science of Food and Dining
By Charles Spence and Betina Piqueras-Fiszman

Honorable Mention
Princeton University Press
Beautiful Geometry
By Eli Maor and Eugen Jost

Columbia University Press
Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became Birds
By John Pickrell

Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day
By David J. Hand

Psychology
Cambridge University Press
How Sexual Desire Works: The Enigmatic Urge
By Frederick Toates

Honorable Mention
The MIT Press
A Metaphysics of Psychopathology
By Peter Zachar

Public Affairs/The Perseus Books Group
Me, Myself, and Us
By Brian R. Little

Single Volume/Humanities & Social Sciences
The Kent State University Press
Wearable Prints, 1760-1860: History, Materials, and Mechanics
By Susan W. Greene

Honorable Mention
Wiley-Blackwell
A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean
Edited by Jeremy McInerney

Single Volume/Science
Cambridge University Press
Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
Edited by Peter Ma

Honorable Mention
Elsevier/Academic Press
Food Safety Management: A Practical Guide for the Food Industry
Edited by Yasmine Motarjemi and Huub Lelieveld

Sociology & Social Work
Johns Hopkins University Press
Doctors Without Borders: Humanitarian Quests, Impossible Dreams of Medicins Sans Frontieres
By Renee C. Fox

Honorable Mention
Oxford University Press
Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Postwar America
By Doug McAdam and Karina Kloos

Oxford University Press
Reluctant Witness: Survivors, Their Children, and the Rise of Holocaust Consciousness
By Arlene Stein

Textbook/Biological & Life Sciences
Princeton University Press
Visual Ecology
By Thomas W. Cronin, Sonke Johnsen, N. Justin Marshall and Eric J. Warrant

Textbook/Clinical Medicine
Thieme Publishers
Neurosurgery Tricks of the Trade: Cranial
By Remi Nader, Cristian Gragnaniello, Scott C. Berta, Abdulrahman J. Sabbagh and Michael L. Levy

Honorable Mention
Oxford University Press
Pediatric Radiology: Rotations in Radiology
Edited by Janet R. Reid, Angelisa Paladin, William Davros, Edward Y. Lee and Caroline Carrico

Thieme Publishers
Seven AVMs: Tenets and Techniques for Resection
By Michael T. Lawton
Illustrations by Kenneth X. Probst
Textbook/Physical Sciences & Mathematics
John Wiley and Sons
Arrow Pushing in Inorganic Chemistry: A Logical Approach to the Chemistry of the Main- Group Elements
By Abhik Ghosh and Steffen Berg

Honorable Mention
Cambridge University Press
Gravity: Newtonian, Post-Newtonian, Relativistic
By Eric Poisson and Clifford M. Will

Textbook/Social Sciences
Princeton University Press
Why Gender Matters in Economics
By Mukesh Eswaran

Theology & Religious Studies
Cambridge University Press
Augustine Deformed: Love, Sin and Freedom in the Western Moral Tradition
By John M. Rist

Honorable Mention
Cambridge University Press
David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory
By Jacob L. Wright

Wiley Blackwell
Emil Brunner – A Reappraisal
By Alister E. McGrath

Princeton University Press
Maimonides: Life and Thought
By Moshe Halbertal

U.S. History
Simon & Schuster
Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York
By Ted Steinberg

Honorable Mention
Columbia University Press
Chop Suey, USA
By Yong Chen

Yale University Press
Gathering Together: The Shawnee People through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600-1870
By Sami Lakomaki

University of Illinois Press
Qualifying Times: Points of Change in U.S. Women’s Sport
By Jaime Schultz

Oxford University Press
Redemption Songs: Swing for Freedom before Dred Scott
By Lea VanderVelde

   
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