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2013 PROSE Awards


The PROSE Awards (or, the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence) are unique to the scholarly and professional publishing communities—not only prestigious, but selected from “over 535 entries of books, reference works, journals,and electronic products in more than 40 categories,” juried by a community of peer publishers, librarians, and academics. In addition to offering congratulations to all the winners, we are delighted to point you toward those books from our own list that received either a PROSE Award or honorable mention for general excellence:

Art Exhibitions

Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North
By Peter John Brownlee, Sarah Burns, Diane Dillon, Daniel Greene, and Scott Manning Stevens

Biological Sciences (Honorable Mention)

The Ornaments of Life: Coevolution and Conservation in the Tropics 
By Theodore H. Fleming and W. John Kress

Earth Sciences

The Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots from Deep Time
By Lance Grande


Education, Justice, and Democracy
Edited by Danielle S. Allen and Rob Reich

Environmental Science (Honorable Mention)

Our Once and Future Planet: Restoring the World in the Climate Change Century 
By Paddy Woodworth

Literature (Honorable Mention)

Five Words: Critical Semantics in the Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes
By Roland Greene

Music and the Performing Arts

From the Score to the Stage: An Illustrated History of Continental Opera Production and Staging
By Evan Baker

Sociology and Social Work

Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress Toward Racial Equality  Ambiguous Danger
By Patrick Sharkey