The Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers
Outstanding Professional & Scholarly Titles
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R. R. Hawkins Award for Outstanding Professional, Reference or Scholarly Work
2013
Alan Turing : his work and impact, edited by S. Barry Cooper and Jan van Leeuwen
2012
Through the eye of a needle : wealth, the fall of Rome, and the making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD by Peter Brown
2011
The diffusion handbook : applied solutions for engineers by R.K. Michael Thambynayagam
2010
Atlas of the Transatlantic slave trade by David Eltis and David Richardson

2009
Plato's philosophers : the coherence of the dialogues by Catherine H. Zuckert
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs)
2008
The race between education and technology by Claudia Goldin & Lawrence F. Katz
2007
The dream of the poem : Hebrew poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492 ; translated, edited, and introduced by Peter Cole
2006
Evolutionary dynamics : exploring the equations of life by Martin A. Nowak

2005
Atlas of clinical gross anatomy by Kenneth Moses, MD, John C. Banks, PhD, Pedro B. Nava, PhD, and Darrell Petersen
The Oxford history of Western music by Richard Taruskin
2004
Huck's raft : a history of American childhood by Steven Mintz
2003
Developmental plasticity and evolution by Mary Jane West-Eberhard
2002
The eye of the Lynx : Galileo, his friends, and the beginnings of modern natural history by David Freedberg
2001
Lichens of North America by Irwin M. Brodo, Sylvia Duran Sharnoff, Stephen Sharnoff ; with selected drawings by Susan Laurie-Bourque
2000
The bees of the world, edited by Charles D. Michener
1999
American national biography, general editors, John A. Garraty, Mark C. Carnes
1998
International encyclopedia of dance : a project of Dance Perspectives Foundation, Inc.  Founding editor, Selma Jeanne Cohen
1997
Three thousand years of Chinese painting by Richard M. Barnhart and others
1996
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation edited by Hans J. Hillerbrand
1995
Civilizations of the ancient Near East, Jack M. Sasson, editor in chief
1994
The history and geography of human genes by L. Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Paolo Menozzi, Alberto Piazza
1993

Buildings of the United States [series]
1992
The history of cartography, volume 2, book 1 : cartography in the traditional Islamic and South Asian societies, edited by J.B. Harley and David Woodward

1991

The Oxford dictionary of Byzantium, Alexander P. Kazhdan, editor in chief

Award for excellence in humanities
2013
Kansas City Lightning : the rise and times of Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch

Award for excellence in social sciences
2013
The body in history : Europe from the Paleolithic to the future, edited by John Robb and Oliver J.T. Harris

Award for excellence in biological & life sciences
2013
The neural basis of free will : criteria causation by Peter Ulric Tse

Award for excellence in physical sciences & mathematics
2013
Alan Turing : his work and impact, edited by S. Barry Cooper and Jan van Leeuwen

Award for excellence in reference works
2013
Epigenetic regulation in the nervous system : basic mechanisms and clinical impact, edited by J. David Sweatt, Michael J. Meaney, Eric J. Nestler, and Schahram Akbarian

Anthropology and Archaeology and Sociology and Social Work
2013
The body in history : Europe from the Paleolithic to the future, edited by John Robb and Oliver J.T. Harris
Places of pain : forced displacement, popular memory and trans-local identities in Bosnian war-torn communities by Hariz Halilovich (honorable mention)
2012
Ancient Nubia : African kingdoms on the Nile, edited by Majorie M. Fisher, Peter Lacovara, Salima Ikram, and Sue D’Auria; photographs by Chester Higgins, Jr.
How ancient Europeans saw the world : vision, patterns, and the shaping of the mind in prehistoric times by Peter S. Wells (honorable mention)
2011
Histories of Peirene : a Corinthian fountain in three millennia by Betsey Ann Robinson
The evolution of the human head by Daniel Lieberman (honorable mention)
Exceptional people : how migration shaped our world and will define our future by Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron, and Meera Balarajan
Popular crime : reflections on the celebration of violence by Bill James (honorable mention)
2010
An anthropology of biomedicine by Margaret Lock & Vinh-Kim Nguyen
Favela : four decades of living on the edge in Rio de Janeiro by Janice Perlman
Fire in the heart : how white activists embrace racial justice by Mark R. Warren (honorable mention)
The edge of the woods : Iroquoia, 1534-1701 by Jon Parmenter (honorable mention)
The Jeffersons at Shadwell by Susan Kern (honorable mention)
2009
Knossos & the prophets of modernism by Cathy Gere
Dangerous citizens : the Greek left and the terror of the state by Neni Panourgia (honorable mention)
Codes of the underworld : how criminals communicate by Diego Gambetta
Black men can't shoot by Scott N. Brooks (honorable mention)
Why David sometimes wins : leadership, organization, and strategy in the California farm worker movement by Marshall Ganz (honorable mention)
2008
A Zapotec natural history : trees, herbs, and flowers, birds, beasts, and bugs in the life of San Juan Gbëë by Eugene Hunn
Digging in the City of Brotherly Love : stories from Philadelphia archaeology by Rebecca Yamin (honorable mention)
Jamaican food : history, biology, culture by B. W. Higman (honorable mention)
Cop in the hood : my year policing Baltimore’s eastern district by Peter Moskos
New tech, new ties : how mobile communication is reshaping social cohesion by Rich Ling (honorable mention)
2007
Antiquity recovered : the legacy of Pompeii and Herculaneum by Victoria C. Gardner Coates and Jon L. Seydl
Maya calendar origins : monuments, mythistory, and the materialization of time by Prudence M. Rice (honorable mention)
Coercive control : the entrapment of women in personal life by Evan Stark
Poverty and discrimination by Kevin Lang (honorable mention)
2006
Wondrous curiosities : ancient Egypt at the British Museum by Stephanie Moser
Stories in stone : conserving mosaics of Roman Africa : masterpieces from the national museums of Tunisia by Aďcha Ben Abed and Tevuy Ball (honorable mention)
The civil sphere by Jeffrey C. Alexander
Territory, authority, rights : from medieval to global assemblages by Saskia Sassen (honorable mention)
2005
The career mystique : cracks in the American dream by Phyllis Moen and Patricia Roehling
First farmers : the origins of agricultural societies by Peter Bellwood
The human fossil record, volume four : craniodental morphology of early hominids and overview by Jeffrey H Schwartz and Ian Tattersall (honorable mention)

2004
The human fossil record, volume three : brain endocasts - the paleoneurological evidence by Ralph L. Halloway, Douglas C. Broadfield, and Michael S. Yuan
Appalachian folkways by John B. Rehder
2003
Lothagam : the dawn of humanity in eastern Africa by Meave G. Leakey and John M. Harris
Remaking the American mainstream : assimilation and contemporary immigration by Richard Alba and Victor Nee
2002
Heat wave : a social autopsy of disaster in Chicago by Eric Klinenberg
The Penitente Brotherhood : patriarchy and Hispano-Catholicism in New Mexico by Michael P. Carroll
2001
Stand and prosper : private Black colleges and their students by Henry N. Drewry and Humphrey Doermann ; in collaboration with Susan H. Anderson
2000
American project : the rise and fall of a modern ghetto by Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
The book of Jerry Falwell : fundamentalist language and politics by Susan Friend Harding (honorable mention)
1999
The barbarians speak : how the conquered peoples shaped Roman Europe by Peter S. Wells
1998
The sociology of philosophies : a global theory of intellectual change by Randall Collins
1997
The anatomy of disgust by William Ian Miller
1996
Encyclopedia of world cultures, David Levinson, editor in chief
1995
The power of place : urban landscapes as public history by Dolores Hayden
1994
The homeless by Christopher Jencks
1993
The Nariokotome Homo Erectus skeleton, edited by Alan Walker and Richard Leakey

1991
The middle ground : Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 1650-1815 by Richard White

Architecture and Urban Studies/Urban Planning
2013
Building Seagram by Phyllis Lambert
The history and religious heritage of Old Cairo : its fortress, churches, synagogue, and mosque by Gawdat Gabra, Gertrud J.M. van Loon, Stefan Reif, and Tarek Swelim, edited by Carolyn Ludwig and Morris Jackson; Photographs by Sherif Sonbol (honorable mention)
2012
Mathematical excursions to the world's great buildings by Alexander J. Hahn
George Washington's eye : landscape, architecture, and design at Mount Vernon by Joseph Manca (honorable mention)
Signs, streets, and storefronts : a history of architecture and graphics along America's commercial corridors by Martin Treu (honorable mention)
2011
Pastoral capitalism : a history of suburban corporate landscapes by Louise A. Mozingo
Helvetica and the New York City subway system : the true (maybe) story by Paul Shaw (honorable mention)
2009
Retrofitting suburbia : urban design solutions for redesigning suburbs by Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson
Asylum : inside the closed world of state mental hospitals, photographs by Christopher Payne ; essay by Oliver Sacks (honorable mention)
Delirious New Orleans : manifesto for an extraordinary American city by Stephen Verderber (honorable mention)
The California missions : history, art, and preservation by Edna E. Kimbro and Julia G. Costello with Tevvy Bell (honorable mention)
Defining urban design : CIAM architects and the formation of a discipline, 1937-69 by Eric Mumford (honorable mention)
2008
Biophilic design : the theory, science and practice of bringing buildings to life by Stephen R. Kellert, Judith Heerwagen & Martin Mador
Sustainable urbanism : urban design with nature by Douglas Farr (honorable mention)
The skyscraper and the city : the Woolworth Building and the making of modern New York by Gail Fenske (honorable mention)
2007
Russian architecture and the West by Dmitry Shvidkovsky ; photographs by Yekaterina Shorban ; translated from the Russian by Antony Wood
A global history of architecture by Francis D. K. Ching, Mark M. Jarzombek, Vikramaditya Prakash (honorable mention) (2d ed. (2011) here)

2006

Design for ecological democracy by Randolph T. Hester
The domestic architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe by Michael W. Fazio and Patrick A. Snadon (honorable mention)
2005
Constructing architecture : materials processes structures. A handbook by Andrea Deplazes
The Pan Am Building and the shattering of the Modernist dream by Meredith L. Clausen
2004
Color in three-dimensional design by Jeanne Kopacz
2003
Interior graphic standards by Maryrose McGowan and Kelsey Kruse
Architecture for the shroud : relic and ritual in Turin by John Beldon Scott (honorable mention)
2002
Architecture and town planning in Colonial North America by James D. Kornwolf
Sullivanesque : urban architecture and ornamentation by Ronald E. Schmitt (honorable mention)
2001
Grand Central Terminal : railroads, engineering, and architecture in New York City by Kurt C. Schlichting
2000
The culture of building by Howard Davis
Color of cities : light, perception and environment in urban design by Lois Swirnoff (honorable mention)
1999
The works : the industrial architecture of the United States by Betsy Hunter Bradley
1998
Morningside Heights : a history of its architecture & development by Andrew S. Dolkart
1997
Le Corbusier's formative years : Charles-Edouard Jeanneret at La Chaux-de-Fonds by H. Allen Brooks
1996
The architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright by Neil Levine
1995
The Topkapi scroll : geometry and ornament in Islamic architecture : Topkapi Palace Museum Library MS H. 1956 by Gülru Necipoglu
1994
Islamic architecture : form, function, and meaning by Robert Hillenbrand
1993
Architecture and planning of Graham, Anderson, Probst, and White, 1912-1936 : transforming tradition by Sally A. Kitt Chappell

1991

Modernism in Italian architecture, 1890-1940 by Richard A. Etlin

Art Exhibitions
2013
Home front : daily life in the Civil War North by Peter John Brownlee, Sarah Burns, Diane Dillon, Daniel Greene, and Scott Manning Stevens
First peoples of Canada : masterworks from the Canadian Museum of Civilization by Jean-Luc Pilon and Nicholette Prince ; with a foreword by Douglas Cardinal ; contributions by Ian Dyck, Andrea Laforet, and Eldon Yellowhorn (honorable mention)
Magritte : the mystery of the ordinary, 1926-1938 by Anne Umland with essays by Stephanie D’Alessandro, Michael Draguet and Claude Goormans, and Josef Helfenstein (honorable mention)

Arts/Art History & Criticism/Art Technique
2013
The Gothic screen : space, sculpture, and community in the cathedrals of France and Germany, ca. 1200-1400 by Jacqueline E. Jung; Mexico and American modernism by Ellen G. Landau (honorable mention)
2012
Inventing abstraction, 1910-1925 : how a radical idea changed modern art by Leah Dickerman
Gustav Klimt : the magic of line by Marian Bisanz-Prakken ; translated by Steven Lindberg (honorable mention)
Venice from the water : architecture and myth in an early modern city by Daniel Savoy
An audience of artists : Dada, Neo-Dada, and the emergence of abstract expressionism by Catherine Craft (honorable mention)
2011
de Kooning : a retrospective by James Coddington
Tradigital blender : a CG animator's guide to applying the classic principles of animation by Roland Hess
Artists' magazines : an alternative space for art by Gwen Allen (honorable mention)
Between Raphael and Galileo : Mutio Oddi and the mathematical culture of late Renaissance Italy by Alexander Marr (honorable mention)
The controversy of Renaissance art by Alexander Nagel (honorable mention)
2010
The moment of Caravaggio by Michael Fried
The VES handbook of visual effects : industry standard VFX practices and procedures by Jeffrey Okun & Susan Zwerman
Contemporary Chinese art : primary documents, edited by Wu Hung with Peggy Wang (honorable mention)
The experimental group : Ilya Kabakov, Moscow conceptualism, Soviet avant-gardes by Matthew Jesse Jackson (honorable mention)
2009
The gargoyles of Notre-Dame : medievalism and the monsters of modernity by Michael Camille
Bauhaus 1919-1933 : workshops for modernity by Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman (honorable mention)
Sculpture and enlightenment by Erika Naginski (honorable mention)
Drawn to life : 20 golden years of Disney master classes by Walt Stanchfield (honorable mention)
2008
Chinese calligraphy by Zhongshi Ouyang, Wen C. Fong, et al
Daring to look : Dorothea Lange’s photographs and reports from the field by Anne Whiston Spirn (honorable mention)
Enchanted objects, enchanted lives : American women collectors and the making of culture, 1800-1940 by Dianne Sachko Macleod (honorable mention)
The language of the muses : the dialogue between Roman and Greek sculpture by Miranda Marvin (honorable mention)
2007
Dynamic splendor : the wall mosaics in the Cathedral of Eufrasius at Poreč by Ann Terry and Henry Maguire
Stuart Davis : a catalogue raisonné by Ani Boyajian and Mark Rutkoski (honorable mention)
2006
Pictures of nothing : abstract art since Pollock by Kurt Varnedoe
Other icons : art and power in Byzantine secular culture by Henry Maguire and Eunice Dauterman-Maguire (honorable mention)
2005
Antiquity and photography : early views of ancient Mediterranean sites by Claire L. Lyons, John K. Papadoulous, Lindsey S. Stewart, and Andrew Szegedy-Maszak
Alice Aycock : sculpture and projects by Robert Hobbs
2004
Christopher Wilmarth : light and gravity by Steven Henry Madoff
Cezanne in the studio : still life in watercolors by Carol Armstrong and Deborah Gribbon (honorable mention)

2003

The history of Japanese photography by Anne Wilkes Tucker, and others
Julia Margaret Cameron : the complete photographs by Julian Cox and Colin Ford
2002
Copper and bronze in art by David A. Scott
Monastic visions : wall paintings in the Monastery of St. Antony at the Red Sea by Elizabeth S. Bolman (honorable mention)
2001
The Parthenon frieze by Jenifer Neils
2000
Piano roles : three hundred years of life with the piano by James Parakilas
The photographic art of William Henry Fox Talbot by Larry J. Schaaf (honorable mention)

1999

A descriptive catalogue of the music of Charles Ives by James B. Sinclair
1998
Image and memory : photography from Latin America, 1866-1994 : FotoFest, edited by Wendy Watriss and Lois Parkinson Zamora
1996
The shape of the holy : early Islamic Jerusalem by Oleg Grabar

1995

The romantic generation by Charles Rosen

1994

Alongshore by John R. Stilgoe
1993
The Oxford guide to classical mythology in the arts, 1300-1990s by Jane Davidson Reid
1992
International encyclopedia of linguistics, William Bright, editor-in-chief

1991

American genre painting : the politics of everyday life by Elizabeth Johns


U. S. History & Biography/Autobiography and World History  & Biography/Autobiography
2013
Kansas City Lightning : the rise and times of Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch
Jonathan Swift : his life and his world by Leo Damrosch (honorable mention)
Tesla : inventor of the electrical age by W. Bernard Carlson (honorable mention)
Worldly philosopher : the odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman by Jeremy Adelman (honorable mention)
2012
The Auschwitz volunteer : beyond bravery by Witold Pilecki; translated by Jarek Garliński
American canopy : trees, forests and the making of a nation by Eric Rutkow
Lincoln's code : the laws of war in American history by John Fabian Witt (honorable mention)
Roosevelt's lost alliances : how personal politics helped start the Cold War by Frank Costigliola (honorable mention)
The wars for Asia, 1911-1949 by S.C.M. Paine
Orderly and humane : the expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War by R.M. Douglas (honorable mention)
2011
Bismarck : a life by Jonathan Steinberg
Wonder girl : the magnificent sporting life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias by Don Van Natta (honorable mention)
Ghosts of revolution : rekindled memories of imprisonment in Iran by Shahla Talebi (honorable mention)
Michael Polanyi and his generation : origins of the social construction of science (honorable mention)
2010
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain, edited by Harriet Elinor Smith
Made in America : a social history of American culture and character by Claude S. Fischer
The whites of their eyes : the Tea Party's revolution and the battle over American history by Jill Lepore (honorable mention)
My life by Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya (honorable mention)
The Poison King : the life and legend of Mithradates, Rome's deadliest enemy by Adrienne Mayor (honorable mention)
Little did I know : excerpts from memory by Stanley Cavell (honorable mention)
2009
Empire of liberty : a history of the early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood
Chicago : a biography by Dominic A. Pacyga (honorable mention)
Up from history : the life of Booker T. Washington by Robert J. Norrell (honorable mention)
Empires of the Silk Road : a history of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the present by Christopher I. Beckwith
China's last great empire : the great Qing by William T. Rowe (honorable mention)
2008
Abraham Lincoln : a life by Michael Burlingame
The Comanche empire by Pekka Hämäläinen (honorable mention)
Negro with a hat : the rise and fall of Marcus Garvey by Colin Grant (honorable mention)
War of a thousand deserts : Indian raids and the U.S.-Mexican War by Brian DeLay (honorable mention)
Europe between the oceans : themes and variations : 9000 BC to AD 1000 by Barry Cunliffe
Death by a thousand cuts by Timothy Brook, Jerome Bourgon & Gregory Blue (honorable mention)
The tropics of empire by Nicolas Wey Gomez (honorable mention)
2007
What hath God wrought : the transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe
The treasure of the San José : death at sea in the War of the Spanish Succession by Carla Rahn Phillips
Journey to the East : the Jesuit mission to China, 1579-1724 by Liam Matthew Brockey

2006
Dean Acheson : a life in the Cold War by Robert Beisner
In search of Nella Larsen : a biography of the color line by George Hutchinson (honorable mention)
2005
William Empson, volume 1 : among the Mandarins by John Haffenden
Mencken : the American iconoclast by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

2004
The heretic in Darwin's court : the life of Alfred Russel Wallace by Ross A. Slotten
2003
Mendelssohn : a life in music by R. Larry Todd
Emerson by Lawrence Buell (honorable mention)
Paul Whiteman : pioneer in American music, volume 1 by Don Rayno
2002
Herman Melville : a biography, volume 2 by Hershel Parker
A gentleman of color : the life of James Forten by Julie Winch
2001
Kant : a biography by Manfred Kuehn
2000
George Palmer Putnam : representative American publisher by Ezra Greenspan
Henry Norris Russell : dean of American astronomers
by David H. DeVorkin (honorable mention)

Biological Sciences
2013
Food webs and biodiversity : foundations, models, data by Axel G. Rossberg
Novel ecosystems : intervening in the new ecological world order, edited by Richard J. Hobbs, Eric S. Higgs, and Carol M. Hall (honorable mention)
The ornaments of life : coevolution and conservation in the tropics by Theodore H. Fleming and W. John Kress (honorable mention)
The unfeathered bird by Katrina van Grouw (honorable mention)
2012
Arthropod brains : evolution, functional elegance, and historical significance by Nicholas James Strausfeld
Trees of life : a visual history of evolution by Theodore W. Pietsch (honorable mention)
2011
Field notes on science & nature, edited by Michael R. Canfield
Evolution : a developmental approach by Wallace Arthur (honorable mention)
New England Wild Flower Society's Flora Novae Angliae : a manual for the identification of native and naturalized higher vascular plants of New England by Arthur Haines, et al (honorable mention)
2010
Mammal teeth : origin, evolution, and diversity by Peter S. Ungar
Psychiatric pharmacogenomics by David A. Mrazek (honorable mention)
2009
Great Plains : America's lingering wild by Michael Forsberg
Inland fishes of the greater Southwest : chronicle of a vanishing biota by W. L. Minckley and Paul C. Marsh (honorable mention)
The rise of amphibians : 365 million years of evolution by Dr. Robert Carroll (honorable mention)
2008
Current protocols in essential laboratory techniques by Sean R. Gallagher & Emily A. Wiley
Autism's false prophets : bad science, risky medicine, and the search for a cure by Paul A. Offit, MD (honorable mention)
Primeval kinship : how pair-bonding gave birth to human society by Bernard Chapais (honorable mention)
Six-legged soldiers : using insects as weapons of war by Jeffrey A. Lockwood (honorable mention)
2007
Nature's palette : the science of plant color by David Lee
A biologist's guide to mathematical modeling in ecology and evolution by Sarah P. Otto and Troy Day (honorable mention)

2006
Vietnam : a natural history by Eleanor Jane Sterling, Martha Maud Hurley, and Le Duc Minh ; with illustrations by Joyce A. Powzyk
The fire ants by Walter R. Tschinkel (honorable mention)
2005
The plausibility of life : resolving Darwin's dilemma by Marc W. Kirschner and John C. Gerhart
The evolution of the insects by David Grimaldi and Michael S. Engel (honorable mention)
2004
Sea turtles : a complete guide to their biology, behavior, and conservation by James R. Spotila
Assembling the tree of life, edited by Joel Cracraft and Michael J. Donoghue (honorable mention)
2003
For love of insects by Thomas Eisner
2002
A magic web : the tropical forest of Barro Colorado Island by Christian Ziegler and Egbert G. Leigh
The structure of evolutionary theory by Stephen Jay Gould
2001
Self-organization in biological systems by Scott Camazine ... [et al.]
2000
The biomechanics of insect flight : form, function, evolution by Robert Dudley
Millions of monarchs, bunches of beetles : how bugs find strength in numbers by Gilbert Waldbauer
1999
The Ambonese curiosity cabinet by Georgius Everhardus Rumphius ; translated, edited, annotated and with an introduction by E. M. Beekman
1998
Illustrated companion to Gleason and Cronquist's manual : illustrations of the vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada by Noel H. Holmgren
1997
World weeds : natural histories and distribution by LeRoy Holm and others
1996
The origin and evolution of birds by Alan Feduccia
1995
Atlas of the prenatal rat brain development by Joseph Altman and Shirley A. Bayer
1994
Identification guide to the ant genera of the world by Barry Bolton
1993
Biodiversity of the southeastern United States : aquatic communities/upland terrestrial communities/lowland terrestrial communities
1992
Fundamentals of orchid biology by Joseph Arditti
1991
Microscopic anatomy of invertebrates, treatise editor, Frederick W. Harrison

Biomedicine and Neuroscience
2013
The neural basis of free will : criteria causation by Peter Ulric Tse
People, parasites, and plowshares by Dickson D. Despommier (honorable mention)
The neuroscience of freedom and creativity : our predictive brain by Joaquin M. Fuster (honorable mention)
2012
Curious behavior : yawning, laughing, hiccupping, and beyond by Robert R. Provine
Brain-computer interfaces : principles and practice, edited by Jonathan R. Wolpaw and Elizabeth Winter Wolpaw (honorable mention)
2011
Braintrust : what neuroscience tells us about morality by Patricia Smith Churchland
Epistemology of the cell : a systems perspective on biological knowledge by Edward R. Dougherty and Michael L. Bittner (honorable mention)
2010
Targeting protein for kinases for cancer therapy by David J. Matthews & Mary E. Gerritsen
Cortical oscillations in health and disease by Roger D. Travis & Miles A. Whittington (honorable mention)
Networks of the brain by Olaf Sporns (honorable mention)
2009
What we know about emotional intelligence : how it affects learning, work, relationships, and our mental health by Moshe Zeidner, Gerald Matthews & Richard D. Roberts
2007
The hippocampus book by Per Anderson, Richard Morris, David Amaral, Tim Bliss, and John O'Keefe

Business, Finance, Management, & Accounting
2013
The bankers' new clothes : what's wrong with banking and what to do about it by Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig
2012
Finance and the good society by Robert J. Shiller
Guardians of finance : making regulators work for us by James R. Barth, Gerard Caprio, Jr., and Ross Levine (honorable mention)
Logistics clusters : delivering value and driving growth by Yossi Sheffi (honorable mention)
2011
Regulating Wall Street : the Dodd-Frank Act and the new architecture of global finance by Viral V. Acharya, et al.
Unlocking energy innovation : how America can build a low-cost, low-carbon energy system by Richard K. Lester and David M. Hart (honorable mention)
2010
One report : integrated reporting for a sustainable strategy by Robert G. Eccles & Michael P. Krzus
2009
Boulevard of broken dreams : why public efforts to boost entrepreneurship and venture capital have failed--and what to do about it by Josh Lerner
The rise and fall of the U.S. mortgage and credit markets : a comprehensive analysis of the market meltdown by James R. Barth (honorable mention)
Restoring financial stability : how to repair a failed system, edited by Viral V. Acharya and Matthew Richardson (honorable mention)
2008
The venturesome economy : how innovation sustains prosperity in a more connected world by Amar Bhide
Forces for good : the six practices of high-impact nonprofits by Leslie Crutchfield & Heather McLeod Grant (honorable mention)
The fundamental index : a better way to invest by Robert D. Arnott, Jason C. Hsu & John M. West (honorable mention)
The subprime solution : how today's global financial crisis happened, and what to do about it by Robert J. Shiller (honorable mention)
2007
From higher aims to hired hands : the social transformation of American business schools and the unfulfilled promise of management as a profession by Rakesh Khurana
A demon of our own design : markets, hedge funds, and the perils of financial innovation by Richard Bookstaber

2006
Invisible engines : how software platforms drive innovation and transform industries by David S. Evans, Andrei Hagiu, and Richard Schmalensee
A guide to forensic accounting investigation by Thomas W. Golden, Steven L. Skalak and Mona M. Clayton (honorable mention)
2005
The corporate eye : photography and the rationalization of American commercial culture, 1884-1929 by Elspeth H. Brown

2004
Strategic investment : real options and games by Han T.J. Smit and Lenos Trigeorgis
Applied mergers and acquisitions by Robert F. Bruner and Joseph R. Perella (honorable mention)
2003
Software ecosystem : understanding an indispensable technology and industry by David G. Messerschmitt and Clemens Szyperski
Empires of profit : commerce, conquest, and corporate responsibility by Daniel Litvin
2002
The big problem of small change by Thomas Sargent and François Velde
Intangible management : tools for solving the accounting and management crisis by Ken Standfield
2001
Asset pricing by John H. Cochrane (2d edition (2005) here)
2000
Enabling knowledge creation : how to unlock the mystery of tacit knowledge and release the power of innovation by Georg von Krogh, Kazuo Ichijo, and Ikujiro Nonaka
1999
Hot groups : seeding them, feeding them, and using them to ignite your organization by Jean Lipman-Blumen and Harold J. Leavitt
1998
The history of Black business in America : capitalism, race, entrepreneurship by Juliet E. K. Walker
1997
Failure and forgiveness : rebalancing the bankruptcy system by Karen Gross
1996
The American corporation today, edited by Carl Kaysen
Mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructurings by Patrick A. Gaughan
1995
Mergers & acquisitions : business strategies for accountants by Joseph M. Morris
The knowledge-creating company : how Japanese companies create the dynamics of innovation by Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi
1994
Keiretsu : inside the hidden Japanese conglomerates by Kenichi Miyashita, David W. Russell
1993
Software industry accounting by Joseph M. Morris
Mass customization : the new frontier in business competition by B. Joseph Pine II
1992
Intelligent enterprise : a knowledge and service based paradigm for industry by James Brian Quinn
1991
Entrepreneurs in high technology : lessons from MIT and beyond by Edward B. Roberts
Handbook of international accounting edited by Frederick D.S. Choi

Chemistry and Physics
2013
Organometallics in synthesis, edited by Manfred Schlosser
Encyclopedia of the alkaline earth compounds by R.C. Ropp (honorable mention)
2012
Bioinspiration and biomimicry in chemistry : reverse-engineering nature by Gerhard F. Swiegers
Chemical analysis of food : techniques and applications by Yolanda Picó
2011
Synthetic diamond films : preparation, electrochemistry, characterization, and applications, edited by Enric Brillas and Carlos Alberto Martínez Huitle
Classics in total synthesis III : further targets, strategies, methods by K. C. Nicolaou (honorable mention)
2010
Molecular orbitals and organic chemical reactions by Professor Ian Fleming
Silver in organic chemistry by Dr. Michael Harm (honorable mention)
2009
Therapeutic monoclonal antibodies:  from bench to clinic by Zhiqiang An
2008
Cathedrals of science : the personalities and rivalries that made modern chemistry by Patrick Coffey
The mystery of the missing antimatter by Helen R. Quinn & Yossi Nir (honorable mention)
2007
Molecules and medicine by E. J. Corey, Barbara Czakó, and Laszlo Kürti
2006
Biochemical thermodynamics : applications of Mathematica by Robert A. Alberty
2005
Strategic applications of named reactions in organic synthesis : background and detailed mechanisms by Lázló Kürti and Barbara Czakó
Drug discovery handbook by Shayne Cox Gad
2002
Handbook of organopalladium chemistry for organic synthesis by Ei-ichi Negishi
2001
Interpreting infrared, raman, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectra by Richard Allen Nyquist
2000
No winner
1999
The Porphyrin handbook, edited by Karl M. Kadish, Kevin M. Smith, and Roger Guilard
1998
Current protocols in field analytical chemistry, edited by Viorica Lopez-Avila
1997
HPLC methods for pharmaceutical analysis by George Lunn and Norman R. Schmuff
1996
Metastable liquids : concepts and principles by Pablo G. DeBenedetti
1995
Encyclopedia of energy technology and the environment, Attilio Bisio, Sharon Boots, editors
1994
Designing the molecular world : chemistry at the frontier by Philip Ball
1993
Environmental organic chemistry by René P. Schwarzenbach, Philip M. Gschwend, Dieter M. Imboden
1992
Atomic and molecular beam methods, volume 2 edited by Giacinto Scoles
1991
Connections : the geometric bridge between art and science by Jay Kappraff

Classics/Archaeology and Ancient History
2013
Greece and Mesopotamia : dialogues in literature by Johannes Haubold
The prince of medicine : Galen in the Roman Empire by Susan P. Mattern (honorable mention)
2012
Through the eye of a needle : wealth, the fall of Rome, and the making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD by Peter Brown
Alexander's veterans and the early wars of the successors by Joseph Roisman (honorable mention)
Constantine, divine emperor of the Christian golden age by Jonathan Bardill (honorable mention)

2011
Sacred violence : Paul's hermeneutic of the cross by Robert Hamerton-Kelly
Constantine : dynasty, religion and power in the later Roman Empire by Timothy David Barnes (honorable mention)
2010
Makers of ancient strategy by Victor D. Hanson
Riot in Alexandria : tradition and group dynamics in late antique pagan and Christian communities by Edward J. Watts (honorable mention)
Rome's world : the Peutinger map reconsidered by Richard Talbert (honorable mention)
2009
The deaths of Seneca by James Ker
The grand strategy of the Byzantine Empire by Edward N. Luttwak (honorable mention)
2008
Democracy and knowledge : innovation and learning in classical Athens by Josiah Ober
Alcman and the cosmos of Sparta by Gloria Ferrari (honorable mention)
The color of life : polychromy in sculpture from antiquity to the present by Roberta Pazanelli, Eike Schmidt, and Kenneth Lapatin (honorable mention)
A companion to classical receptions by Lorna Hardwick and Christopher Stray (honorable mention)
2007
Portrait of a priestess : women and ritual in ancient Greece by Joan Breton Connelly
Martial : the world of the epigram by William Fitzgerald (honorable mention)

2006
Caesar in Gaul and Rome : war in words by Andrew M. Riggsby
A Greek Roman Empire : power and belief under Theodosius II (408-450) by Fergus Millar (honorable mention)
2005
The world of Roman song : from ritualized speech to social order by Thomas Habinek

2004

The Propylaia to the Athenian Akropolis II : the classical building by William B. Dinsmoor and William B. Dinsmoor Jr. ; edited by Anastasia Norre Dinsmoor
Late Roman Spain and its cities by Michael Kulikowski (honorable mention)

Clinical Medicine
2013
Mulliken and Young's vascular anomalies : hemangiomas and malformations by John B. Mulliken, Patricia E. Burrows, and Steven J. Fishman
Color atlas of cerebral revascularization : anatomy, techniques, clinical cases by Robert F. Spetzler, Albert L. Rhoton Jr., Peter Nakaji, and Masatou Kawashima (honorable mention)
The art of microsurgical hand reconstruction by David J. Slutsky (honorable mention)
2012
Dignity therapy : final words for final days by Harvey Max Chochinov
Care of children exposed to the traumatic effects of disaster by Jon A. Shaw, MD, MS, Zelde Espinel, MD, MA, MPH, and James M. Shultz, MS, PhD (honorable mention)
Hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke by Bernard R. Bendok, MD, Andrew M. Naidech, Matthew T. Walker, and H. Hunt Batjer (honorable mention)
Immunology : mucosal and body surface defences by Andrew E. Williams (honorable mention)
2011
Diagnostic imaging for the emergency physician by Joshua S. Broder, MD
Encyclopedia of body sculpting after massive weight loss by Berish Strauch and Charles K. Herman (honorable mention)
Imaging painful spine disorders by Leo F. Czervionke MD and Douglas S. Fenton MD (honorable mention)
2010
The retinal atlas by Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD
Augmentation mammaplasty with DVD by John B. Tebbetts (honorable mention)
Saturday is for funerals by Unity Dow & Max Essex (honorable mention)
2009
Dermatology for skin of color by A. Paul Kelly, MD and Susan C. Taylor
Glaucoma, edited by Tarek M. Shaarawy, Mark B. Sherwood, Roger A. Hitchings and Jonathan G. Crowston (honorable mention)
Adult chest surgery, edited by David J. Sugarbaker, Raphael Bueno, Mark J. Krasna, Steven J. Mentzer and Lambros Zellos with Marcia Williams and Ann Adams (honorable mention)
Plastic surgery : indications and practice, edited by Bahman Guyuron, Elof Eriksson, John A. Persing, Kevin C. Chung, Joseph J. Disa, Arun K. Gosain, Brian M. Kinney and J. Peter Rubin (honorable mention)
2008
Invisible wounds of war : psychological and cognitive injuries, their consequences, and services to assist recovery by Terri Tanielian & Lisa H. Jaycox
Comprehensive pediatric nephrology, edited by Denis F. Geary, MB, MRCP (UK), FRCPC & Franz Schaefer, MD (honorable mention)
Operative techniques : hand and wrist surgery by Kevin C. Chung, MD (honorable mention)
2007
Surgical treatment of orthopaedic trauma by James P. Stannard, Andrew H. Schmidt, and Philip J Kregor
The legacy of Harvey Cushing : profiles of patient care by Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol

2006
Atlas of neurological technique by Richard G. Fessler and Laligam Sekhar
Surgically shaping children : technology, ethics, and the pursuit of normality by Erik Parens (honorable mention)
Multi-media procedures clinical case by Michael Tuggy, Jorge Garcia and Gary Newkirk
2005
Treating and preventing adolescent mental health disorders : what we know and what we don’t know : a research agenda for improving the mental health of our youth by Dwight L. Evans, Edna B. Foa, et al.
Neurotrauma : evidence-based answers to common questions by Alex B. Valadka and Brian T. Andrews

2004

Inborn errors of development : the molecular basis of clinical disorders of morphogenesis by Charles J. Epstein, Robert P. Erickson, and Anthony Wynshaw-Boris
Textbook of arthroscopy by Mark D. Miller and Brian D. Cole (honorable mention)
2003
Shoulder arthroscopy by James E. Tibone, Felix H. Savoie III, and Benjamin S. Shaffer
Modern surgical pathology by Noel Weidner, MD; Richard J. Cote, MD; Saul Suster, MD; and Lawrence M. Weiss, MD (honorable mention)
2002
Cleft lip and palate : from origin to treatment by Diego Wyszynski
Pediatric oculoplastic surgery by James A. Katowitz (honorable mention)
2001
Current diagnosis & treatment in infectious diseases edited by Walter R. Wilson, M.D. et al.
2000
Fetology : diagnosis and management of the fetal patient
American Indian health : innovations in health care, promotion, and policy, edited by Everett R. Rhoades (honorable mention)
Brain mapping : the disorders, [edited by] John C. Mazziotta, Arthur W. Toga, Richard S.J. Frackowiak (honorable mention)
1999
Retina-Vitreous-Macula by David A. Guyer, et al
Nutritional oncology, senior editors, David Heber, George L. Blackburn, Vay Liang W. Go (honorable mention)
1998
Operative trauma management : an atlas, edited by C. James Carrico, Erwin R. Thal, John A. Weigelt
1997
Genetic skin disorders by Virginia Sybert
1996
Regional anesthesia : an atlas of anatomy and techniques by Marc Hann, D.O., Patrick M. McQuillan, M.D., and George J. Sheplock, D.O.
Clinical dermatology : diagnosis and therapy (CD-ROM) by Thomas P. Habif, M.D.
1995
Congenital malformations of the brain : pathological, embryological, clinical, radiological and genetic aspects, edited by Margaret G. Norman and others
1994
Diagnostic neuroradiology by Anne G. Osborn
1993
Human malformations and related anomalies, edited by Roger E. Stevenson, Judith G. Hall, and Richard M. Goodman
1992
Vascular medicine : a textbook of vascular biology and diseases edited by Joseph Loscalzo, Mark A. Creager, and Victor J. Dzau
1991
Neurology in clinical practice edited by Walter G. Bradley ... [et al.]

Communication and Cultural Studies
2006
From counterculture to cyberculture : Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the rise of digital utopianism by Fred Turner
Laws of simplicity: design technology business life by John Maeda (honorable mention)
2005
The secret history of domesticity : public, private, and the division of knowledge by Michael McKeon

Computing and Information Sciences
2013
Spam : a shadow history of the Internet by Finn Brunton
Quantum information theory by Mark M. Wilde (honorable mention)
2012
Practical text mining and statistical analysis for non-structured text data applications by Gary Miner, Dursun Delen, John Elder, Andrew Fast, Thomas Hill, and Robert A. Nisbet
Nine algorithms that changed the future : the ingenious ideas that drive today's computers by John MacCormick (honorable mention)
2010
Networks, crowds and markets : reasoning about a highly connected world by David Easley & Jon Kleinberg
Information retrieval : implementing and evaluating search engines by Stefan Buttcher, Charles L.A. Clarke, & Gordon V. Cormack (honorable mention)
2008
Probablistic graphical models by Daphne Koller and Nir Friedman
Software and systems requirements in engineering : in practice by Brian Berenbach, Daniel Paulish, Juergen Kazmeier and Arnold Rudorfer (honorable mention)
2007
Press on : principles of interaction programming by Harold Thimbleby
The Web's awake : an introduction to the field of Web science and the concept of Web life by Philip Tetlow (honorable mention)

2006
Information science by David G. Luenberger
Google's PageRank and beyond : the science of search engine rankings by Carl D. Meyer and Amy N. Langville (honorable mention)
2005
Databasing the brain : from data to knowledge by Stephen H. Koslow and Shankar Subramaniam
2004
The success of open source by Steven Weber
Physically based rendering : from theory to implementation by Matt Pharr and Greg Humphreys
2003
Handbook of fingerprint recognition by Davide Maltoni, Dario Maio, Anil K. Jain, and Salil Prabhakar
Mining the Web : discovering knowledge from hypertext data by Soumen Chakrabarti (honorable mention)
2002
Handbook of data mining and knowledge discovery by Willi Klösgen and Jan Zytkow
Handbook of applied optimization by Panos M. Pardalos and Mauricio G. C. Resende
2001
Computer animation : algorithms and techniques by Rick Parent
2000
Web teaching guide : a practical approach to creating course web sites by Sarah Horton
1999
Design by numbers by John Maeda
1998
The importance of being fuzzy : and other insights from the border between math and computers by Arturo Sangalli
1997
Information storage and retrieval by Robert R. Korfhage
1996
Transforming computer technology : information processing for the Pentagon, 1962-1986 by Arthur L. Norberg and Judy E. O'Neill
1995
The trouble with computers : usefulness, usability, and productivity by Thomas K. Landauer
1994
Cyberspace and the law : your rights and duties in the on-line world by Edward A. Cavazos, Gavino Morin
1993
The Stanford GraphBase : a platform for combinatorial computing by Donald E. Knuth
1992
Nanosystems : molecular machinery, manufacturing, and computation by K. Eric Drexler
1991
Logic and information by Keith Devlin


Economics and Finance
2013
The climate casino : risk, uncertainty, and economics for a warming world by William Nordhaus
Global crossings : immigration, civilization, and America by Alvaro Vargas Llosa (honorable mention)
Risk, chance, and causation : investigating the origins and treatment of disease by Michael B. Bracken (honorable mention)
The great escape : health, wealth, and the origins of inequality by Angus Deaton (honorable mention)
2012
Getting it wrong : how faulty monetary statistics undermine the Fed, the financial system, and the economy by William A. Barnett
2011
The changing body : health, nutrition, and human development in the western world since 1700 by Roderick Floud, et al.
Handbook of the economics of education, volume 4 by Erik A. Hanushek, Stephen J. Machin and Ludger Woessmann (honorable mention)
Pillars of prosperity : the political economics of development clusters by Timothy Besley and Torsten Persson (honorable mention)
The Darwin economy : liberty, competition, and the common good by Robert H. Frank (honorable mention)
2010
Fault lines: how hidden fractures still threaten the world economy by Raghuram G. Rajan
Identity economics : how our identities shape our work, wages, and well-being by George A. Akerlof & Rachel E. Kranton (honorable mention)
Jimmy Stewart is dead : ending the world's ongoing financial plague with limited purpose banking by Laurence J. Kotlikoff (honorable mention)
2009
Neuroeconomics : decision making and the brain, edited by Paul W. Glimcher, Colin F. Camerer, Ernst Fehr, and Russell A. Poldrack
The economy of Renaissance Florence by Richard A. Goldthwaite (honorable mention)
This time is different : eight centuries of financial folly by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff (honorable mention)
2008
The race between education and technology by Claudia Goldin & Lawrence F. Katz
Capitalism with Chinese characteristics : entrepreneurship and the state by Yasheng Huang (honorable mention)
Medical malpractice by Frank A. Sloan & Lindsey M. Chepke (honorable mention)
Social and economic networks by Matthew O. Jackson (honorable mention)
2007
The bottom billion : why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it by Paul Collier
2006
Economic origins of dictatorship and democracy by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
The bourgeois virtues : ethics for an age of commerce by Deirdre N. McCloskey (honorable mention)
The theory of corporate finance by Jean Tirole (honorable mention)
2005
The travels of a T-shirt in the global economy : an economist examines the markets, power, and politics of world trade by Pietra Rivoli
2004
The coming generational storm : what you need to know about America’s economic future by Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Scott Burns
Growing public : social spending and economic growth since the eighteenth century by Peter H. Lindhert (honorable mention)
2003
Interest and prices : foundations of a theory of monetary policy by Michael Woodford
The new financial order : risk in the 21st century by Robert J. Shiller (honorable mention)
The size of nations by Alberto Alesina and Enrico Spolaore (honorable mention)
2002
Japan's policy trap : dollars, deflation, and the crisis of Japanese finance by Akio Mikuni and R. Taggart Murphy
The free-market innovation machine : analyzing the growth miracle of capitalism by William J. Baumol
2001
Zecca : the mint of Venice in the Middle Ages by Alan M. Stahl
2000
Political economy in macroeconomics by Allan Drazen
Silver, trade, and war : Spain and America in the making of early modern Europe by Stanley J. Stein & Barbara H. Stein (honorable mention)
1999
Globalization and history : the evolution of a nineteenth-century Atlantic economy by Kevin H. O'Rourke and Jeffrey G. Williamson
1998
The age of mass migration : causes and economic impact by Timothy J. Hatton, Jeffrey G. Williamson
1997
The econometrics of financial markets by John Y. Campbell, Andrew W. Lo, and A. Craig MacKinlay
1996
Making room : the economics of homelessness by Brendan O'Flaherty
1995
Aging and old age by Richard A. Posner
1994
Structural slumps : the modern equilibrium theory of unemployment, interest, and assets by Edmund S. Phelps
1993
Trade -- the engine of growth in East Asia, by Peter C. Y. Chow and Mitchell H. Kellman
1992
Small wars, big defense : paying for the military after the cold war by Murray Weidenbaum

Education
2013
Education, justice, and democracy, edited by Danielle S. Allen and Rob Reich
Culturally responsive methodologies, edited by Mere Berryman, Suzanne SooHoo, and Ann Nevin (honorable mention)
The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley (honorable mention)
2012
What is education? by Philip W. Jackson
College : what it was, is, and should be by Andrew Delbanco (honorable mention)
Giving our children a fighting chance : poverty, literacy, and the development of information capital by Susan B. Neuman and Donna C. Celano (honorable mention)
2011
Teaching in the art museum : interpretation as experience by Rika Burnham and Elliott Kai-Kee
Girl time : literacy, justice, and the school-to-prison pipeline by Maisha T. Winn
2010
Educating nurses : a call for radical transformation by Patricia Benner, Molly Sutphen, Victoria Leonard, & Lisa Day
The flat world and education : how America's commitment to equity will determine our future by Linda Darling-Hammond (honorable mention)
The great brain race by Ben Wildavsky (honorable mention)
2009
Higher learning, greater good : the private and social benefits of higher education by Walter W. McMahon
The Sage handbook of African American education by Linda C. Tillman (honorable mention)
Crossing the finish line : completing college at America's public universities by William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos and Michael S. McPherson (honorable mention)
2008
Stuck in the shallow end : education, race, and computing by Jane Margolis
The trouble with Black boys : and other reflections on race, equity, and the future of public education by Pedro Noguera (honorable mention)
Troublemaker : a personal history of school reform since Sputnik by Chester E. Finn, Jr. (honorable mention)
2007
The sandbox investment : the preschool movement and kids-first politics by David L. Kirp

2006
Forever after : New York City teachers on 9/11, edited by Teachers College Press with Maureen Grolnick
Our underachieving colleges : a candid look at how much students learn and why they should be learning more by Derek Bok (honorable mention)


Engineering Handbooks
2003
Standard handbook of biomedical engineering and design, Myer Kutz, editor in chief
2001
APA engineered wood handbook edited by Thomas G. Williamson, P.E.
2000
Standard handbook of environmental science, health, and technology, edited by Jay H. Lehr
Handbook of medical imaging, edited by Jacob Beutel, Harold L. Kundel, and Richard L. Van Metter
1999
Handbook of nanostructured materials and nanotechnology, edited by Hari Singh Nalwa
Highway design and traffic safety engineering handbook by Ruediger Lamm, Basil Psarianos, and Theodor Mailaender (honorable mention)
1998
Handbook of simulation : principles, methodology, advances, applications, and practice, edited by Jerry Banks
1997
Steel design handbook : LRFD method, edited by Akbar R. Tamboli
1996
The control handbook, edited by William S. Levine
1995
The biomedical engineering handbook, editor-in-chief, Joseph D. Bronzino
1994
Handbook of solid waste management, Frank Kreith, editor in chief
1993
The McGraw-Hill recycling handbook, Herbert F. Lund, editor in chief
1992
Membrane handbook, edited by W.S. Winston Ho and Kamalesh K. Sirkar
1991
Stability of structures : elastic, inelastic, fracture, and damage theories by Zdenek P. Bazant and Luigi Cedolin

Engineering and Technology
2012
Networked life : 20 questions and answers by Mung Chiang
Network information theory by Abbas El Gamal and Young-Han Kim (honorable mention)

2011
The diffusion handbook : applied solutions for engineers by R.K. Michael Thambynayagam
Engineering systems : meeting human needs in a complex technological world by Olivier L. de Weck, Daniel Roos, and Christopher L. Magee (honorable mention)

2010
Biology is technology : the promise, peril, and new business of engineering life by Robert H. Carlson
Mobile intelligence by Laurence T. Yang, Agustinus Borgy Waluyo, Jianhua Ma, Ling Tan, & Bala Srinivasan (honorable mention)
2009
Electromagnetic compatibility engineering by Henry W. Ott
Artificial tactile sensing in biomedical engineering by Siamak Najarian, Javad Dargahi and Ali Abouei Mehrizi (honorable mention)

2008
Springer handbook of robotics by Professors Bruno Siciliano & Oussama Khatib
Design with constructal theory by Adrian Bejan & Sylvie Lorente (honorable mention)
Energy for sustainability : technology, planning, and policy by John Randolph & Gilbert M. Masters (honorable mention)

2007
Water reuse : issues, technologies, and applications by Metcalf & Eddy, Inc. an AECOM Company, Takashi Asano, Franklin Burton, and Harold Leverenz
Handbook of noise and vibration control, edited by Malcolm J. Crocker (honorable mention)

2006
Foundation engineering handbook : design and construction with the 2006 international building code by Robert W. Day
Leonardo's lost robots by Mark Elling Rosheim (honorable mention)
2005
Taguchi's quality engineering handbook by Genichi Taguchi, Subir Chowdhury, Yuin Wu
Semiconductor manufacturing handbook by Hwaiyu Geng (honorable mention)
2004
Handbook of industrial mixing : science and practice by Edward L. Paul, Victor A. Atiemo-Obeng, and Suzanne M. Kresta
2002
Analytical mechanics by John Papastavridis
Urban water supply handbook by Larry W. Mays
2000
Human body dynamics : classical mechanics and human movement by Aydin Tözeren
1999
Hazardous material management desk reference by The Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers
1998
Statistical methods for reliability data by William Q. Meeker and Luis A. Escobar
1997
Electronic display measurement : concept, techniques and instrumentation by Peter A. Keller
1996
American iron, 1607-1900 by Robert B. Gordon
1995
Bridge engineering : design, rehabilitation, and maintenance of modern highway bridges by Demetrios E. Tonias
1994
Design paradigms : case histories of error and judgment in engineering by Henry Petroski
1993
The American railroad freight car : from the wood-car era to the coming of steel by John H. White, Jr.
1992
Roofed theaters of classical antiquity by George C. Izenour

Environmental science
2013


Geography and Earth Science and Geology
2013
The lost world of Fossil Lake : snapshots from deep time by Lance Grande
Fossil mammals of Asia : neogene biostratigraphy and Chronology, edited by Xiaoming Wang, Lawrence J. Flynn, and Mikael Fortelius (honorable mention)
2012
Atlas of Yellowstone by W. Andrew Marcus, James E. Meacham, Ann W. Rodman, and Alethea Y. Steingisser
Dirty, sacred rivers : confronting South Asia's water crisis by Cheryl Colopy (honorable mention)
Fundamentals of geobiology by Andrew H. Knoll, Donald E. Canfield, and Kurt O. Konhauser (honorable mention)
How to build a habitable planet : the story of Earth from the big bang to humankind by Charles H. Langmuir and Wally Broecker (honorable mention)
2011
The fate of Greenland : lessons from abrupt climate change by Philip Conkling, et al
The roof at the bottom of the world : discovering the Transantarctic Mountains by Edmund Stump (honorable mention)
The ripple effect : the fate of freshwater in the twenty-first century by Alex Prud'homme (honorable mention)
2010
Life in the world's oceans : diversity, distribution, and abundance by Alasdair McIntyre
2009
Gems and gemstones : timeless natural beauty of the mineral world by Lance Grande and Allison Augustyn
The Mojave Desert : ecosystem processes and sustainability, edited by Robert H. Webb, Lynn F. Fenstermaker, Jill S. Heaton, Debra L. Hughson, Eric V. McDonald and David M. Miller
2008
Worlds before Adam : the reconstruction of geohistory in the age of reform by Martin J. S. Rudwick
Dogs : their fossil relatives and evolutionary history by Xiaoming Wang & Richard H. Tedford (honorable mention)
How the ocean works : an introduction to oceanography by Mark Denny (honorable mention)
2007
Evolution : what the fossils say and why it matters by Donald R. Prothero ; with original illustrations by Carl Buell
Hard road west : history & geology along the Gold Rush trail by Keith Heyer Meldahl (honorable mention)
2006
Mapping paradise : a history of heaven on earth by Alessandro Scafi
Atmospheric halos and the search for angle X by Walter Tape and Jarmo Moilanen (honorable mention)
2005
The essentials of medical geology : impacts of the natural environment on public health, editor-in-chief, Olle Selinus
Rivers of North America by Arthur C. Benke and Colbert E. Cushing
2004
Nature : an economic history by Geerat J. Vermeij
Beyond the Stony Mountains : nature in the American West from Lewis and Clark to today by Daniel B. Botkin (honorable mention)
2003
Handbook of weather, climate, and water : atmospheric chemistry, hydrology, and societal impacts by Thomas D. Potter and Bradley R. Colman
Handbook of weather, climate, and water : dynamics, climate, physical meteorology, weather systems, and measurements by Thomas D. Potter and Bradley R. Colman
Ancient wine by Patrick E. McGovern (honorable mention)
Deforesting the Earth : from prehistory to global crisis by Michael Williams
2002
Hawaiian volcanoes : deep underwater perspectives by Eiichi Takahashi, Peter Lipman, Michael Garcia, Jiro Naka and Shigeo Aramaki
The earth's biosphere : evolution, dynamics and change by Vaclav Smil (honorable mention)
2001
Apollo's eye : a cartographic genealogy of the earth in the western imagination by Denis Cosgrove
2000
Mountain meteorology : fundamentals and applications by C. David Whiteman
The eternal darkness : a personal history of deep-sea exploration by Robert D. Ballard, with Will Hively (honorable mention)
1999
Encyclopedia of volcanoes, editor-in-chief, Haraldur Sigurdsson
1998
The Columbia gazetteer of the world, edited by Saul B. Cohen
1997
An introduction to satellite image interpretation by Eric D. Conway
1996
Encyclopedia of climate and weather, Stephen H. Schneider, editor in chief
1995
From Cape Cod to the Bay of Fundy : an environmental atlas of the Gulf of Maine by Philip W. Conkling
1994
Rivers of the United States, volume 1 : Estuaries by Ruth Patrick
1993
The tornado : its structure, dynamics, prediction, and hazards, C. Church ... [et al.], editors
1992
The Proterozoic biosphere : a multidisciplinary study edited by J. William Schopf and Cornelis Klein
1991
Out of the earth : civilization and the life of the soil by Daniel Hillel


Government and Political Science
2012
The unheavenly chorus : unequal political voice and the broken promise of American democracy by Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady
Rule and ruin : the downfall of moderation and the destruction of the Republican Party, from Eisenhower to the Tea Party by Geoffrey Kabaservice (honorable mention)
The African American electorate : a statistical history by Hanes Walton, Jr., Sherman C. Puckett, and Donald R. Deskins, Jr. (honorable mention)

2011
Remedy and reaction : the peculiar American struggle over health care reform by Paul Starr
A high price : the triumphs and failures of Israeli counterterrorism by Daniel Byman (honorable mention)
Theories of international politics and zombies by Daniel W. Drezner (honorable mention)

2010
The Obama victory : how media, money, and message shaped the 2008 election by Kate Kenski, Bruce Hardy, & Kathleen Hall-Jamieson
Playing our game : why China's rise doesn't threaten the West by Edward Steinfeld (honorable mention)
2009
The accidental guerrilla : fighting small wars in the midst of a big one by David Kilcullen
The art of not being governed : an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia by James C. Scott (honorable mention)

2008
The fall and rise of the Islamic state by Noah Feldman
The good citizen : how a younger generation is reshaping American politics by Russell J. Dalton (honorable mention)
The powers to lead by Joseph S. Nye, Jr. (honorable mention)
Unconventional wisdom : facts and myths about American voters by Karen M. Kaufmann, John R. Petrocik & Daron R. Shaw (honorable mention)

2007
Constitutional democracy : creating and maintaining a just political order by Walter F. Murphy
2006
The order of genocide : race, power and war in Rwanda by Scott Straus
Our undemocratic constitution : where the constitution goes wrong (and how we the people can correct it) by Sanford Levinson (honorable mention)
2005
The White House looks South : Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson by William E. Leuchtenberg
Death by a thousand cuts : the fight over taxing inherited wealth by Michael J. Graetz and Ian Shapiro (honorable mention)
2004
Bare branches : the security implications of Asia's surplus male population by Valerie M. Hudson and Andrea M. den Boer
2003
Identity in democracy by Amy Gutmann
Science in the private interest : has the lure of profits corrupted biomedical research? by Sheldon Krimsky
2002
Korean endgame : a strategy for reunification and U.S. disengagement by Selig Harrison
The rise of Southern Republicans by Earl Black and Merle Black
2001
The Supreme Court in conference, 1940-1985 : the private discussions behind nearly 300 Supreme Court decisions edited by Del Dickson
2000
The challenge of global capitalism : the world economy in the 21st century by Robert Gilpin ; with the assistance of Jean Millis Gilpin
Stay the hand of vengeance : the politics of war crimes tribunals by Gary Jonathan Bass (honorable mention)
1999
Controlling the state : constitutionalism from ancient Athens to today by Scott Gordon
Civic engagement in American democracy, Theda Skocpol, Morris P. Fiorina, editors (honorable mention)
1998
The shape of the river : long-term consequences of considering race in college and university admissions by William G. Bowen and Derek Bok
1997
Civic ideals : conflicting visions of citizenship in U.S. history by Rogers M. Smith
1996
Our children's toxic legacy : how science and law fail to protect us from pesticides by John Wargo
1995
Moscow : governing the socialist metropolis by Timothy J. Colton
1994
Sowing the seeds of democracy in China : political reform in the Deng Xiaoping era by Merle Goldman
1993
Encyclopedia of arms control and disarmament, Richard Dean Burns, editor in chief
1992
The vital South : how presidents are elected by Earl Black and Merle Black

History and American Studies/European & World History
2011
Byzantium in the Iconoclast Era, c. 680-850 : a history by Leslie Brubaker and John Haldon
Deng Xiaoping and the transformation of China by Ezra F. Vogel (honorable mention)
The battle of Midway by Craig L. Symonds
Black Gotham : a family history of African Americans in nineteenth-century New York City by Carla L. Peterson (honorable mention)
Harlem is nowhere : a journey to the Mecca of Black America by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts (honorable mention)
2010
Mosquito empires : ecology and war in the greater Caribbean, 1620-1914 by J. R. McNeil
The rule of empires : those who built them, those who endured them, and why they always fall by Timothy H. Parsons (honorable mention)
Too much to know : managing scholarly information before the modern age by Ann M. Blair (honorable mention)
2006
Inhuman bondage : the rise and fall of slavery in the New World by David Brion Davis
Freedom riders : 1961 and the struggle for racial justice by Raymond Arsenault (honorable mention)
2005
Racing the enemy : Stalin, Truman, and the surrender of Japan by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
Liberty and freedom : a visual history of America's founding ideas by David Hackett Fischer
2004
Landon Carter's uneasy kingdom : revolution and rebellion on a Virginia plantation by Rhys Isaac
2003
Art in the lives of ordinary Romans : visual representations and non-elite viewers in Italy, 100 B.C. - A.D. 315 by John R. Clarke
The American way : a geographical history of crisis and recovery by Carville Earle (honorable mention)
Sensory worlds in early America by Peter Charles Hoffer (honorable mention)
2002
The landscape of history : how historians map the past by John Lewis Gaddis
War under heaven : Pontiac, the Indian Nations, & the British Empire by Gregory Evans Dowd
2001
Victorian sensation : the extraordinary publication, reception, and secret authorship of Vestiges of the natural history of creation by James A. Secord
2000
The construction of memory in interwar France by Daniel J. Sherman
Soul by soul : life inside the antebellum slave market by Walter Johnson
1999
Late antiquity : a guide to the postclassical world, G.W. Bowersock, Peter Brown, Oleg Grabar, editors
1998
Many thousands gone : the first two centuries of slavery in North America by Ira Berlin
1997
Black jacks : African American seamen in the age of sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster
1996
Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history, edited by Jack Salzman, David Lionel Smith, and Cornel West
1995
Encyclopedia of the United States in the twentieth century, Stanley I. Kutler, editor in chief
1994
Science and the secrets of nature : books of secrets in medieval and early modern culture by William Eamon
1993
Encyclopedia of the Confederacy, Richard N. Current, editor in chief
1992
New worlds, ancient texts : the power of tradition and the shock of discovery by Anthony Grafton with April Shelford and Nancy Siraisi
1991
A history of the Arab peoples by Albert Hourani


History of science and technology
2012
Visible empire : botanical expeditions and visual culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment by Daniela Bleichmar
Picturing the book of nature : image, text, and argument in sixteenth-century human anatomy and medical botany by Sachiko Kusukawa (honorable mention)
The sounding of the whale : science & cetaceans in the twentieth century by D. Graham Burnett (honorable mention)
2006
The troubled dream of genetic medicine : ethnicity and innovation in Tay-Sachs, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell disease by Keith Wailoo and Stephen Pemberton
The science of describing : natural history in Renaissance Europe by Brian W. Ogilvie
2005
Bursting the limits of time : the reconstruction of geohistory in the age of revolution by Martin J. S. Rudwick
Exploring ancient skies : an encyclopedic survey of archeoastronomy by David H. Kelley and Eugene F. Milone (honorable mention)
2004
Bicycle : the history by David V. Herlihy
Conserving the Enlightenment : French military engineering from Vauban to the Revolution by Janis Langins (honorable mention)
2003
The worldwide history of telecommunications by Anton A. Huurdeman
Genesis : the evolution of biology by Jan Sapp (honorable mention)
2002
Bathsheba's breast : women, cancer & history by James Olson
The funding of scientific racism : Wickliffe Draper and the Pioneer Fund by William H. Tucker
2000
An odd kind of fame : stories of Phineas Gage by Malcolm Macmillan
Women becoming mathematicians : creating a professional identity in post-World War II America by Margaret A.M. Murray (honorable mention)
War, technology, and experience aboard the USS Monitor by David A. Mindell
1999
The languages of Edison's light by Charles Bazerman
1998
The nature of the book : print and knowledge in the making by Adrian Johns


Law and Legal Studies
2012
Infrastructure : the social value of shared resources by Brett M. Frischmann
Law in American history, volume 1 : from the Colonial years through the Civil War by G. Edward White (honorable mention)
2011
Representing justice : invention, controversy, and rights in city-states and democratic courtrooms by Judith Resnik and Dennis Curtis
Justice for hedgehogs by Ronald Dworkin
The collapse of American criminal justice by William J. Stuntz (honorable mention)
2010
Peculiar institution : America's death penalty in an age of abolition by David Garland
After we die : the life and times of the human cadaver by Norman L. Cantor (honorable mention)
Trial and error in criminal justice reform : learning from failure by Greg Berman & Aubrey Fox (honorable mention)
2009
A constitution of many minds : why the founding document doesn't mean what it meant before by Cass R. Sunstein
2008
The medieval origins of the legal profession : canonists, civilians, and courts by James A. Brundage
Defending humanity : when force is justified and why by George P. Fletcher & Jens David Ohlin (honorable mention)
The invisible constitution by Laurence H. Tribe (honorable mention)
Patent failure : how judges, bureaucrats, and lawyers put innovators at risk by James Bessen & Michael J. Meurer (honorable mention)
2007
Arbitrary justice : the power of the American prosecutor by Angela J. Davis
Unfinished business : racial equality in American history by Michael J. Klarman (honorable mention)
2006
Americans in waiting : the lost story of immigration and citizenship in the United States by Hiroshi Motomura
Law as a means to an end : threat to the rule of law by Brian Tamanaha (honorable mention)
2005
The torture papers : the road to Abu Ghraib by Karen J. Greenberg and Joshua L. Dratel
Conquest by law : how the discovery of America dispossessed indigenous peoples of their lands by Lindsay G. Robertson
2004
Hiding from humanity : disgust, shame, and the law by Martha C. Nussbaum
100 Americans making constitutional history : a biographical history by Melvin I. Urofsky
2003
Lincoln's constitution by Daniel Farber
2002
American law in the 20th century by Lawrence Friedman
The death penalty : an American history by Stuart Banner
2001
Our secret constitution : how Lincoln redefined American democracy by George P. Fletcher
2000
Battered women & feminist lawmaking by Elizabeth M. Schneider
Troubling confessions : speaking guilt in law & literature by Peter Brooks (honorable mention)
1999
Japanese law : an economic approach by J. Mark Ramseyer, Minoru Nakazato
1998
Brownfields law and practice : the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated land, Michael B. Gerrard, general editor
1997
Commodity & propriety : competing visions of property in American legal thought, 1776-1970 by Gregory S. Alexander
1996
West's New York practice, edited by Marilyn Minzer
1995
Corporations by James D. Cox
1994
Federal arbitration law : agreements, awards, and remedies under the Federal Arbitration Act by Ian R. Macneil, Richard E. Speidel, Thomas J. Stipanowich
1993
Sustainable environmental law : integrating natural resource and pollution abatement law from resources to recovery, Celia Campbell-Mohn, editor

1992

Environmental law practice guide : state and federal law, general editor, Michael B. Gerrard

Literature and Language and Linguistics
2012
Gothicka : vampire heroes, human gods, and the new supernatural by Victoria Nelson
Robert Duncan, the Ambassador from Venus : a biography by Lisa Jarnot (honorable mention)
The poetry of Kabbalah : mystical verse from the Jewish tradition by Peter Cole (honorable mention)

The story of ain't : America, its language, and the most controversial dictionary ever published by David Skinner
The handbook of Hispanic linguistics, edited by Jose Ignacio Hualde, Antxon Olarrea, and Erin O’Rourke (honorable mention)
Vernacular eloquence : what speech can bring to writing by Peter Elbow (honorable mention)

2011
Foundations of voice studies : an interdisciplinary approach to voice production and perception by Jody Kreiman and Diana Sidtis
The indignant generation : a narrative history of African American writers and critics, 1934-1960 by Lawrence P. Jackson
Don Quixote among the Saracens : a clash of civilizations and literary genres by Frederick A. de Armas (honorable mention)
The prodigious muse : women’s writing in Counter-Reformation Italy by Virginia Fox (honorable mention)

2010
The city of translation by Jose Maria Rodriguez-Garcia
A guide to early printed books and manuscripts by Mark Bland (honorable mention)
Philadelphia stories by Samuel Otter (honorable mention)

2009
The fourth ghost : white Southern writers and European fascism, 1930-1950 by Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr.
Petrarch : a critical guide to the complete works by Victoria Kirkham and Armando Maggi (honorable mention)

2008
Women's writing in Italy, 1400-1650 by Virginia Cox
Adam Mickiewicz : the life of a romantic by Roman Koropeckyj (honorable mention)
Franz Kafka : the office writings by Stanley Corngold, Jack Greenberg & Benno Wagner (honorable mention)
Origins of human communication by Michael Tomasello (honorable mention)

2007
The dream of the poem : Hebrew poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492 ; translated, edited, and introduced by Peter Cole
Inventing English : a portable history of the language by Seth Lerer
2006
The language of the gods in the world of men : Sanskrit, culture, and power in premodern India by Sheldon Pollock
Friedrich Durrenmatt : selected writings by Friedrich Durrenmatt, translated by Joel Agee (honorable mention)

2003

Rabinal achi : a Mayan drama of war and sacrifice by Dennis Tedlock
An anthology of modern Urdu poetry : in English translation, with Urdu text, edited and translated by M.A.R. Habib (honorable mention)
2002
Shakespeare's tribe : church, nation, and theater in Renaissance England by Jeffrey Knapp
Alterations of state : sacred kingship in the English Reformation by Richard C. McCoy
2001
Fools are everywhere : the court jester around the world by Beatrice K. Otto
2000
Elizabeth I : collected works edited by Leah S. Marcus, Janel Mueller, and Mary Beth Rose
The epic hero by Dean A. Miller
1999
The poetics of natural history : from John Bartram to William James by Christoph Irmscher
1998
Rhyme and reason : an introduction to minimalist syntax by Juan Uriagereka
1997
The civic muse : music and musicians in Siena during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by Frank A. D'Accone
1996
Herman Melville : a biography : volume 1 : 1819-1851 by Hershel Parker

1995

The Clairmont correspondence : letters of Claire Clairmont, Charles Clairmont, and Fanny Imlay Godwin, edited by Marion Kingston Stocking

Mathematics and statistics
2012
Classic problems of probability by Prakash Gorroochurn
Classical algebraic geometry : a modern view by Igor V. Dolgachev (honorable mention)
2011
Statistics for spatio-temporal data by by Noel Cressie and Christopher K. Wikle
2010
Bias and causation : models and judgment for valid comparisons by Herbert I. Weisberg
Numbers rule : the vexing mathematics of democracy, from Plato to the present by George G. Szpiro
2009
Handbook of statistical analysis and data mining applications by Robert Nisbet, John Elder and Gary Miner
Bayesian modeling using WinBUGS by Ioannis Ntzoufras (honorable mention)
Sampling statistics by Wayne A. Fuller (honorable mention)
2008
Sacred mathematics : Japanese temple geometry by Fukagawa Hidetoshi & Tony Rothman
The unimaginable mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel by William Goldbloom Bloch (honorable mention)
2007
A certain ambiguity : a mathematical novel by Gaurav Suri and Hartosh Singh Bal
The Pythagorean theorem : a 4,000-year history by Eli Maor (honorable mention)
2006
Visual statistics : seeing data with dynamic interactive graphics by Forrest W. Young, Pedro M. Valero-Mora and Michael Friendly
Understanding uncertainty by Dennis V. Lindley (honorable mention)
2005
Domain decomposition methods : algorithms and theory by Andrea Toselli and Olof Widlund
Spectra and pseudospectra : the behavior of nonnormal matrices and operators by Lloyd N. Trefethen and Mark Embree
2003
Mathematics in nature : modeling patterns in the natural world by John A. Adam
Applied longitudinal data analysis : modeling change and event occurence by Judith Singer and John Willet
2002
Randomization in clinical trials : theory and practice by William Rosenberger and John Lachin
Mathematics elsewhere : an exploration of ideas across culture by Marcia Ascher
2001
Fibonacci and Lucas numbers with applications by Thomas Koshy
2000
Number : from Ahmes to Cantor by Midhat Gazalé
1999
The moment of proof : mathematical epiphanies by Donald C. Benson
1998
Mathematical physiology by James Keener and James Sneyd
1997
Three-dimensional geometry and topology by William P. Thurston ; edited by Silvio Levy
1996
Notes on Fermat's last theorem by Alf van der Poorten
1995
Cohomological induction and unitary representations by Anthony W. Knapp and David A. Vogan, Jr.
1994
The mathematical universe : an alphabetical journey through the great proofs, problems, and personalities by William Dunham
1993
Knot theory by Charles Livingston
1992
Chaos and fractals : new frontiers of science by Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Hartmut Jürgens, and Dietmar Saupe

Media and cultural studies
2012
Covering America : a narrative history of a nation's journalism by Christopher B. Daly
Uncivil wars : Elena Garro, Octavio Paz, and the battle for cultural memory by Sandra Messinger Cypess (honorable mention)
Understanding Richard Hoggart : a pedagogy of hope by Michael Bailey, Ben Clarke, and John K. Walton (honorable mention)
2011
Mutants and mystics : science fiction, superhero comics, and the paranormal by Jeffrey J. Kripal
Daisy petals and mushroom clouds : LBJ, Barry Goldwater, and the ad that changed American politics by Robert Mann (honorable mention)
Zaprudered : the Kennedy assassination film in visual culture by Řyvind Vĺgnes (honorable mention)
What's fair on the air? : Cold War right-wing broadcasting and the public interest by Heather Hendershot (honorable mention)
2010
Harry Smith : the avant-garde in the American vernacular, edited by Andrew Perchuk & Rani Singh
Robert Bresson : a passion for film by Tony Pipolo (honorable mention)
The cruel radiance : photography and political violence by Susie Linfield (honorable mention)
2009
Edna Ferber's Hollywood : American fictions of gender, race, and history by J. E. Smyth
Flesh of my flesh by Kaja Silverman (honorable mention)
Critical play : radical game design by Mary Flanagan (honorable mention)
2008
The Chicagoan : a lost magazine of the jazz age by Neil Harris
The art of the public grovel : sexual sin and public confession in America by Susan Wise Bauer (honorable mention)
Coming of age in Second Life : an anthropologist explores the virtually human by Tom Boellstorff (honorable mention)
Sense of place and sense of planet : the environmental imagination of the global by Ursula K. Heise (honorable mention)
2007
The Second Life Herald : the virtual tabloid that witnessed the dawn of the metaverse by Peter Ludlow and Mark Wallace
Whiskey tango foxtrot : a photographer's chronicle of the Iraq War by Ashley Gilbertson ; with an introduction by Dexter Filkins (honorable mention)


Medical Science
2006
Fiber pathways of the brain by Jeremy D. Schmahmann and Deepak N. Pandya
Cross-sectional atlas by Peter Ratiu and Ion-Florin Talos (honorable mention)
2005
Brain arousal and information theory : neural and genetic mechanisms by Donald Pfaff
2004
Strong medicine : creating incentives for pharmaceutical research on neglected diseases by Michael Kremer and Rachel Glennerster
Vaccines : preventing disease and protecting health by Ciro de Quadros (honorable mention)
2003
Decisions, uncertainty, and the brain : the science of neuroeconomics by Paul W. Glimche
Brain architecture : understanding the basic plan by Larry W. Swanson (honorable mention)
How to win the Nobel Prize : an unexpected life in science by J. Michael Bishop (honorable mention)
2002
Platelets by Alan Michelson
Color atlas of pulmonary cytopathology by Sudha R. Kini, M.D.
2001
Melanocytic proliferations by A. Neil Crowson, Cynthia M. Magro, and Martin C. Mihm, jr.
2000
Surgery : basic science and clinical evidence by Jeffrey A. Norton
Neuroimaging : clinical and physical principles by Robert A Zimmerman;  Wendell A Gibby;  and Raymond F Carmody
1999
Women and health, edited by Marlene B. Goldman and Maureen C. Hatch
1998
Clinical cancer genetics : risk counseling and management by Kenneth Offit
1997
Atlas of the human brain by Jürgen K. Mai [with] Joseph Assheuer and George Paxinos
1996
Osteoporosis by Robert Marcus, David Feldman, and Jennifer Kelsey
1995
Histology of the nervous system of man and vertebrates by S. Ramón y Cajal
1994
Principles and practice of ophthalmology : basic sciences edited by Daniel M. Albert, Frederick A. Jakobie, and others
1993
Surgical intensive care, edited by Philip S. Barie and G. Tom Shires

1992

Skeletal trauma : fractures, dislocations, ligamentous injuries by Bruce D. Browner and others

Multivolume Reference - Humanities & Social Sciences
2012
The Cambridge history of religions in America, edited by Stephen J. Stein
The encyclopedia of war by Gordon Martel (honorable mention)
2011
Encyclopedia of adolescence, edited by B. Bradford Brown and Mitchell J. Prinstein
The encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, edited by John Anthony McGuckin (honorable mention)
2010
The new Cambridge history of Islam, edited by Chase F. Robinson, Maribel Fierro, David O. Morgan, Anthony Reid, Robert Irwin, Francis Robinson, & Robert Hefner; General Editor Michael Cook
The Cambridge history of the Cold War, edited by Melvyn P. Leffler & Odd Arne Westad (honorable mention)
The handbook of life-span development by Richard M. Lerner (honorable mention)
The history of continental philosophy, edited by Alan D. Schrift (honorable mention)
2009
Dictionary of Irish biography, edited by James McGuire and James Quinn
Encyclopedia of the First Amendment, edited by John R. Vile, David L. Hudson, Jr., and David Schultz (honorable mention)
The international encyclopedia of revolution and protest : 1500 to the present, edited by Immanuel Ness (honorable mention)
2008
The New Palgrave dictionary of economics, edited by Steven N. Durkauf & Lawrence E. Blume
The international encyclopedia of communication by Professor Dr. Wolfgang Donsbach (honorable mention)
The YIVO encyclopedia of Jews in eastern Europe by Gershon David Hundert (honorable mention)
2007
The Columbia encyclopedia of modern drama, edited by Gabrielle H. Cody and Evert Sprinchorn
The Oxford encyclopedia of maritime history ; John B. Hattendorf, editor in chief (honorable mention)
2006
Encyclopedia of African American history, 1619-1895 : from the colonial period to the age of Frederick Douglass; editor-in-chief, Paul Finkelman
The novel, edited by Franco Moretti (honorable mention)

2005
The Taoist canon : a historical companion to the Daozang by Kristofer Schipper and Franciscus Verellen
2004
The Oxford dictionary of national biography : in association with the British Academy : from the earliest times to the year 2000 edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison
2003
Handbook of psychology, Irving B. Weiner, Ph.D., editor-in-chief
Creeds & confessions of faith in the Christian tradition, edited by Jaroslav Pelikan and Valerie Hotchkiss
2002
A chronology of American musical theater by Richard Norton
2001
The Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Egypt edited by Donald B. Redford
2000
Barrington atlas of the Greek and Roman world edited by Richard J.A. Talbert, in collaboration with Roger S. Bagnall
Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea scrolls, Lawrence H. Schiffman and James C. VanderKam, editors in chief (honorable mention)


Multivolume Reference - Sciences
2012
Comprehensive renewable energy, edited by Ali Sayigh
The geologic time scale 2012 by Felix M. Gradstein, James G. Ogg, Mark D. Schmitz, and Gabi M. Ogg (honorable mention)

2011
Encyclopedia of fish physiology : from genome to environment by Anthony P. Farrell
2010
Encyclopedia of animal behavior, edited by Michael D. Breed & Janice Moore
Encyclopedia of geography, edited by Barney Warf (honorable mention)

2009
Wiley encyclopedia of chemical biology, edited by Tadhg P. Begley, D.H.R.
Encyclopedia of inland waters, Editor-in-Chief: Professor Gene F. Likens (honorable mention)

2007
Wiley series in environmentally conscious engineering, edited by Myer Kutz
2006
Encyclopedia of respiratory medicine by Geoffrey Laurent and Steven Shapiro
Wiley encyclopedia of biomedical engineering by Metin Akay (honorable mention)
2005
Encyclopedia of RF and microwave engineering by Kai Chang
Water encyclopedia by Jay H. Lehr and Jack Keeley (honorable mention)
2004
The Internet encyclopedia by Hossein Bidgoli
2003
Encyclopedia of catalysis, edited by István Horváth
2002
Encyclopedia of imaging science and technology by Joseph Hornak
2001
Wiley encyclopedia of molecular medicine
2000
Handbook of infant mental health, World Association for Infant Mental Health ; Joy D. Osofsky and Hiram E. Fitzgerald, editors
Encyclopedia of psychology, Alan E. Kazdin, editor in chief (honorable mention)

Music and the Performing Arts
2012
Modernist mysteries : Perséphone by Tamara Levitz
2011
Music for silenced voices : Shostakovich and his fifteen quartets by Wendy Lesser
2010
Making the scene : a history of stage design and technology in Europe and the United States by Oscar G. Brockett, Margaret Mitchell, & Linda Hardberger
Duke Ellington's America by Harvey G. Cohen (honorable mention)
2009
Digging : the Afro-American soul of American classical music by Amiri Baraka
Sound and space in Renaissance Venice by Deborah Howard and Laura Moretti (honorable mention)
2008
All you have to do is listen : music from the inside out by Rob Kapilow
Being watched : Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s by Carrie Lambert-Beatty (honorable mention)
A power stronger than itself : the AACM and American experimental music by George E. Lewis (honorable mention)
2007
Digital performance : a history of new media in theater, dance, performance art, and installation by Steve Dixon ; with contributions by Barry Smith


Nursing and Allied Health
2012
Know the body : muscle, bone, and palpation essentials by Joseph E. Muscolino
Local anesthesia for the dental hygienist by Demetra Daskalos Logothetis, RDH, MS (honorable mention)
Religion : a clinical guide for nurses by Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, PhD, RNBy Demetra Daskalos Logothetis, RDH, MS (honorable mention)

2011
The growth and development of nurse leaders by Angela Barron McBride
Cancer rehabilitation and survivorship : transdisciplinary approaches to personalized care by Joanne L. Lester and Patricia Schmitt

2010
Nursing in the storm : voices from Hurricane Katrina by Denise Danna, DNS, RN & Sandra E. Cordray, MA, MJ
Tracking medicine : a researcher's quest to understand health care by John E. Wennberg (honorable mention)

2009
Pocket atlas of Chinese medicine by Marnae C. Ergil and Kevin V. Ergil
The muscle and bone palpation manual : with trigger points, referral patterns, and stretching by Joseph Muscolino (honorable mention)
AACN advanced critical care nursing, edited by Karen K. Carlson (honorable mention)

2008
Complementary therapies for physical therapy : a clinical decision-making approach by Judith Deutsch & Ellen Anderson
Doubt is their product : how industry's assault on science threatens your health by David Michaels (honorable mention)

2007
Virtual medical office by Michael Ledbetter, Susan Cole, Scott Weaver, and Donna Morrissey
2006
Forensic nursing by Virginia A. Lynch and Janet B. Duval
Kinesiology : the skeletal system and muscle function by Joseph E. Muscolino (honorable mention)
2004
Environmental health : from global to local, edited by Howard Frumkin
Palliative practices : an interdisciplinary approach by Kim K. Kuebler, Mellar P. Davis, and Crystal Dea Moore
2003
Diagnosis and management of lameness in the horse by Mike W. Ross and Sue J. Dyson
Disaster nursing and emergency preparedness for chemical, biological and radiological terrorism and other hazards by Tener Goodwin Veenema
2002
Food politics: how the food industry influences nutrition & health by Marion Nestle
2001
Textbook of palliative nursing by Betty Rolling Ferrell
(2nd ed. (2006) here)
2000
Comprehensive rehabilitation nursing by Jill B. Derstine and Shirlee Drayton Hargrove
1999
Oncology nursing : assessment and clinical care, edited by Christine Miaskowski, Patricia Buchsel
1998
Pathophysiology : a programmed approach by Mary V. Burns
1997
Instructional strategies for Braille literacy [braille] by Diane P. Wormsley & Frances Mary D'Andrea
1996
Pain management handbook : an interdisciplinary approach, edited by Evelyn Salerno and Joyce S. Willens
1995
Hand in hand : essentials of communications and orientation and mobility for your students who are deaf-blind by Kathleen Mary Huebner
1994
Primary care of the cataract patient by Cynthia Ann Murrill, and others

1993

Comprehensive neonatal nursing : a physiologic perspective, edited by Carole Kenner, Ann Brueggemeyer, Laurie Porter Gunderson (3d ed. (2003) here)

Philosophy, Religion, Religious Studies, and Theology
2012
Kantian reason and Hegelian spirit : the idealistic logic of modern theology by Gary Dorrien
The philosophy of Hebrew scripture : an introduction by Yoram Hazony (honorable mention)
2011
The ethical project by Philip Kitcher
A book forged in hell : Spinoza's scandalous treatise and the birth of the secular age by Steven Nadler
The religious question in modern China by Vincent Goossaert and David A. Palmer
Christianity in evolution : an exploration by Jack Mahoney (honorable mention)
Food and faith : a theology of eating by Norman Wirzba (honorable mention)
How Judaism became a religion : an introduction to modern Jewish thought by Leora Batnitzky (honorable mention)
2010
Friedrich Nietzsche : a philosophical biography by Dr. Julian Young
The new metaphysicals : spirituality and the American religious imagination by Courtney Bender
Surviving death by Mark Johnston (honorable mention)
In the name of God : the evolutionary origins of religious ethics and violence by John Teehan (honorable mention)
What is a person? : rethinking humanity, social life, and the moral good from the person up by Christian Smith (honorable mention)
2009
Plato's philosophers : the coherence of the dialogues by Catherine H. Zuckert
Hard truths by Elijah Millgram (honorable mention)
Boundless faith : the global outreach of American churches by Robert Wuthnow
Sinister yogis by David Gordon White (honorable mention)
2008
Made with words : Hobbes on language, mind, and politics by Philip Pettit
Aristotle's dialogue with Socrates : on the "Nicomachean Ethics" by Ronna Burger (honorable mention)
A guide to the good life : the ancient art of Stoic joy by William B. Irvine (honorable mention)
Catholic moral theology in the United States : a history by Charles E. Curran
The Orthodox Church : an introduction to its history, doctrine, and spiritual culture by John Anthony McGuckin (honorable mention)
Resurrection : the power of God for Christians and Jews by Kevin J. Madigan & Jon D. Levenson (honorable mention)
2007
Only a promise of happiness : the place of beauty in a world of art by Alexander Nehamas
The really hard problem : meaning in a material world by Owen J. Flanagan (honorable mention)
The voice, the Word, the books : the sacred scripture of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims by F. E. Peters
2006
Pessimism : philosophy, ethic, spirit by Joshua Foa Dienstag
The natural history of the Bible : an environmental exploration of the Hebrew Scriptures by Daniel Hillel
The rise and fall of soul and self : an intellectual history of personal identity by Raymond Martin and John Barresi (honorable mention)
Therese of Lisieux : God's gentle warrior by Thomas R. Nevin (honorable mention)
2005
The ethics of identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah
God's mountain : the Temple Mount in time, place, and memory by Yeron Eliav
The invention of world religions : or, how European universalism was preserved in the language of pluralism by Tomoko Masuzawa

Truth : a guide by Simon Blackburn (honorable mention)
2004
The reasons of love by Harry G. Frankfurt
The Jewish century by Yuri Slezkine
American Judaism : a history by Jonathan Sarna (honorable mention)
2003
Philosophical analysis in the twentieth century by Scott Soames
Walking the tightrope of reason : the precarious life of a rational animal by Robert Fogelin
The monotheists : Jews, Christians, and Muslims in conflict and competition by Frank Peters
God's man for the Gilded Age : D.L. Moody and the rise of modern mass evangelism by Bruce J. Evensen (honorable mention)
2002
Evil in modern thought : an alternative history of philosophy by Susan Neiman
Mirror of His beauty : feminine images of God from the Bible to the early Kabbalah by Peter Schäfer
Truth and truthfulness : an essay in genealogy by Bernard Williams (honorable mention)
When church became theatre : the transformation of evangelical architecture and worship in nineteenth-century America by Jeanne Halgren Kilde (honorable mention)
2001
Sacred pain : hurting the body for the sake of the soul by Ariel Glucklich
2000
Fits, trances, & visions : experiencing religion and explaining experience from Wesley to James by Ann Taves
The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages : methodology and source studies, regional developments, hagiography : written in honor of Professor Ruth Steiner, edited by Margot E. Fassler and Rebecca A. Baltzer
Good taste, bad taste, & Christian taste : aesthetics in religious life by Frank Burch Brown
1999
Protestants & pictures : religion, visual culture, and the age of American mass production by David Morgan
1998
Consciousness in action by S. L. Hurley
1996
Augustine the reader : meditation, self-knowledge, and the ethics of interpretation by Brian Stock
1995
Tears and saints by E. M. Cioran
1994
The holocaust in historical context : volume 1 : The holocaust and mass death before the modern age by Steven T. Katz
1993
The origins of Christian morality : the first two centuries by Wayne A. Meeks
1992
Madonnas that maim : popular Catholicism in Italy since the fifteenth Century by Michael P. Carroll

1991

Fundamentalisms observed edited by Martin E. Marty and R. Scott Appleby


Physics and Astronomy and Cosmology
2013
In search of the true universe : the tools, shaping, and cost of cosmological thought by Martin Harwit
Heart of darkness : unraveling the mysteries of the invisible universe by Jeremiah P. Ostriker and Simon Mitton (honorable mention)
2012
Modern statistical methods for astronomy, with R applications by Eric D. Feigelson and G. Jogesh Babu
2011
The exoplanet handbook by M. A. C. Perryman
How old is the universe? by David A. Weintraub (honorable mention)
2010
Galaxy formation and evolution by Houjun Mo, Frank Van Den Bosch, & Simon White
The 50 most extreme places in our solar system by David Baker & Todd Ratcliff (honorable mention)
2009
High-energy astrophysics, edited by Fulvio Melia
2008
The solar system beyond Neptune by M. A. Barucci, H. Boehnhardt, D. P. Cruikshank & A. Morbidelli
Solar sails : a novel approach to interplanetary travel by Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson & Gregory L. Matloff (honorable mention)
2007
The sun kings : the unexpected tragedy of Richard Carrington and the tale of how modern astronomy began by Stuart Clark
2004
Uncorked : the science of champagne by Gérard Liger Belair
2002
The extravagant universe : exploding stars, dark energy, and the accelerating cosmos by Robert Kirshner
2001
Extreme stars : at the edge of creation by James B. Kaler
2000
The end of time : the next revolution in physics by Julian Barbour
The accelerating universe : infinite expansion, the cosmological constant, and the beauty of the cosmos by Mario Livio (honorable mention)
1999
Active galactic nuclei : from the central black hole to the galactic environment by Julian H. Krolik
1998
New perspectives on the earth's magnetotail, edited by A. Nishida, D. N. Baker, S. W. H. Cowley
1997
Encyclopedia of acoustics, Malcolm J. Crocker, editor-in-chief
1996
Stars as laboratories for fundamental physics : the astrophysics of neutrinos, axions, and other weakly interacting particles by Georg G. Raffelt
1995
Gravitation and inertia by Ignazio Ciufolini and John Archibald Wheeler
1994
Planets, stars, and orbs : the medieval cosmos, 1200-1687 by Edward Grant
1993
Air and water : the biology and physics of life's media by Mark W. Denny

1992

New astronomy by Johannes Kepler ; translated and edited by William H. Donahue

Popular science and popular mathematics
2012
Taking sudoku seriously : the math behind the world's most popular pencil puzzle by Jason Rosenhouse and Laura Taalman
Magical mathematics : the mathematical ideas that animate great magic tricks by Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham (honorable mention)
2011
Avian architecture : how birds design, engineer & build by Peter Goodfellow ; edited by Mike Hansell
Bats of the United States and Canada by Michael J. Harvey, J. Scott Altenbach, and Troy L. Best (honorable mention)
2010
Adventures among ants : a global safari with a cast of trillions by Mark W. Moffett

Genetic twists of fate by Stanley Fields & Mark Johnston

Psychology and Cognitive Science
2012
Social perception and social reality : why accuracy dominates bias and self-fulfilling Prophecy by Lee Jussim
Coming of age on Zoloft : how antidepressants cheered us up, let us down, and changed who we are by Katherine Sharpe (honorable mention)

2011
When Johnny and Jane come marching home : how all of us can help veterans by Paula J. Caplan
Rationality and the pursuit of happiness : the legacy of Albert Ellis by Michael Edwin Bernard (honorable mention)
Redirect : the surprising new science of psychological change by Timothy D. Wilson (honorable mention)

2010
Police interrogations and false confessions : current research, practice, and policy recommendations, edited by Daniel Lassiter, PhD & Christian A. Meissner, PhD
50 great myths of popular psychology : shattering widespread misconceptions about human behavior by Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio, & Barry L. Beyerstein (honorable mention)

2009
Relational being : beyond self and community by Kenneth J. Gergen
Elephants on the edge : what animals teach us about humanity by G. A. Bradshaw (honorable mention)

2008
Happiness : unlocking the mysteries of psychological wealth by Ed Diener & Robert Biswas-Diener
Poets on Prozac : mental illness, treatment, and the creative process by Richard M. Berlin, MD (honorable mention)

2007
The loss of sadness : how psychiatry transformed normal sorrow into depressive disorder by Allan V. Horwitz and Jerome C. Wakefield
2006
The redemptive self : stories Americans live by by Dan P. McAdams
Comparative cognition : experimental explorations of animal intelligence by Edward A. Wasserman and Thomas R. Zentall (honorable mention)

2005
Sweet dreams : philosophical obstacles to a science of consciousness by Daniel C. Dennett
2004
Dr. Dolittle's delusion :  animals and the uniqueness of human language by Stephen R. Anderson
On apology by Aaron Lazarre (honorable mention)
2003
Seeing and visualizing : it's not what you think by Zenon Pylyshyn
Remembering trauma by Richard J. McNally (honorable mention)
2002
Wounds not healed by time : the power of repentance and forgiveness by Solomon Schimmel
Emotional intelligence : science and myth by Gerald Matthews, Moshe Zeidner, and Richard D. Roberts
2001
Educating intuition by Robin M. Hogarth
2000
How children learn the meanings of words by Paul Bloom
The relationship code : deciphering genetic and social influences on adolescent development by David Reiss ; with Jenae M. Neiderhiser, E. Mavis, Hetherington, Robert Plomin (honorable mention)
1999
The MIT encyclopedia of the cognitive sciences, edited by Robert A. Wilson and Frank C. Keil
Sex and cognition by Doreen Kimura (honorable mention)
1998
A guide to treatments that work, edited by Peter E. Nathan, Jack M. Gorman
(2nd ed. (2002) here)
1997
Handbook of child and adolescent psychiatry, Joseph D. Noshpitz, editor-in-chief
1996
The anatomy of prejudices by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
1995
Memory in oral traditions : the cognitive psychology of epic, ballads, and counting-out rhymes by David C. Rubin
1994
The Jung cult : origins of a charismatic movement by Richard Noll
1993
The lenses of gender : transforming the debate on sexual inequality by Sandra Lipsitz Bem

1992

The apotheosis of Captain Cook : European mythmaking in the Pacific by Gananath Obeyesekere


Single Volume Reference - Humanities and Social Sciences
2012
The Oxford handbook of African American citizenship, 1865-present, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Claude Steele, Lawrence D. Bobo, Gerald Jaynes, Lisa Crooms-Robinson, Michael Dawson, and Linda Darling-Hammond
A companion to women in the ancient world by Sharon L. James and Sheila Dillon (honorable mention)
2011
Cities in American political history, edited by Richardson Dilworth
A companion to families in the Greek and Roman worlds, edited by Beryl Rawson (honorable mention)
The Oxford companion to beer, edited by Garrett Oliver (honorable mention)
2010
Atlas of the Transatlantic slave trade by David Eltis and David Richardson
America's struggle with empire : a documentary history by Peter Kastor (honorable mention)
Resort to war : a data guide to inter-state, extra-state, intra-state, and non-state wars, 1816-2007 by Meredith Reid Sarkees & Frank Whelan Wayman (honorable mention)
2009
A companion to late Antiquity, edited by Philip Rousseau
2008
French women poets of nine centuries : the distaff and the pen by Norman R. Shapiro
Social security : a documentary history by Edward D. Berkowitz, Larry W. DeWitt & Daniel Beland (honorable mention)
2006
Historical atlas of U. S. presidential elections 1788-2004 by J. Clark Archer, Stephen J. Lavin, Kenneth C. Martis and Fred M. Shelley
The Yale book of quotations by Fred R. Shapiro (honorable mention)
2005
Encyclopedia of Christianity by John Bowden
2004
The encyclopedia of Chicago by
James R. Grossman, Ann Durkin Keating, and Janice L. Reiff
2002
Ariadne's thread : a guide to international tales found in classical literature by William Hansen
Social workers' desk reference, edited by by Albert R. Roberts and Gilbert J. Greene (2d ed (2009) here)
The encyclopedia of Ireland, edited by Brian Lalor

2001

The new historical atlas of religion in America edited by Edwin Scott Gaustad and Philip L. Barlow

Single Volume Reference - Sciences
2012
The laboratory rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, and other rodents, edited by Mark Suckow, Karla A. Stevens, and Ronald P. Wilson
The natural history of Canadian mammals by Donna Naughton (honorable mention)

2011
The Crossley ID guide : Eastern birds by by Richard Crossley
Encyclopedia of biological invasions, edited by Daniel Simberloff and Marcel Rejmánek (honorable mention)
2010
Cenezoic mammals of Africa by Lars Werdelin & William Joseph Sanders
Atlas of science : visualizing what we know by Katy Borner (honorable mention)
The Princeton field guide to dinosaurs by Gregory S. Paul (honorable mention)

2009
The Penn Center guide to bioethics, edited by Vardit Ravitsky, Autumn Fiester and Arthur L. Caplan
Encyclopedia of islands, edited by Rosemary G. Gillespie and David A. Clague (honorable mention)

2008
Atlas of anatomy and anatomy flash cards by Anne M. Gilroy, Brian R. MacPherson & Lawrence M. Ross
The Princeton companion to mathematics, edited by Timothy Gowers (honorable mention)

2007
The ecology and behavior of amphibians by Kentwood D. Wells
2006
Dragonfly genera of the New World : an illustrated and annotated key to the Anisoptera by Dr. Rosser W. Garrison, Natalia von Ellenrieder, and Jerry A. Louton
The immune response by Tak Mak and Mary Saunders (honorable mention)
2005
An illustrated Chinese materia medica by Jing Nuan Wu
Encyclopedia of coastal science by Maurice Schwartz (honorable mention)
2004
The black flies (Simuliidae) of North America by Peter H. Adler, Douglas C. Currie, and D. Monty Wood
Flowering plants of the Neotropics by Nathan Smith, Scott A. Mori, Andrew Henderson, Dennis Wm. Stevenson, and Scott V. Heald
Dictionary of engineering materials by Harald Keller and Uwe Erb
2002
The human fossil record, volume 1 : Terminology and craniodental morphology of genus Homo (Europe) by Jeffrey Schwartz and Ian Tattersall
2001
Handbook of developmental cognitive neuroscience by edited by Charles A. Nelson, Monica Luciana

2000

Synapses, edited by W. Maxwell Cowan, Thomas C. Südhof, Charles F. Stevens ; with the assistance of Kevin Davies

Excellence in design and production - book
2001

The boulevard book : history, evolution, design of multiway boulevards by Allan B. Jacobs, Elizabeth Macdonald, and Yodan Rofé
2000
The photographic art of William Henry Fox Talbot by Larry J. Schaaf
Inventing the skyline : the architecture of Cass Gilbert edited by Margaret Heilbrun (honorable mention)

1999

Mapping Boston, edited by Alex Krieger and David Cobb with Amy Turner
1998
A fragile Eden : portraits of the endemic flowering plants of the Granitic Seychelles by Rosemary Wise
1997
Intimate encounters : love and domesticity in eighteenth-century France by Richard Rand
1996
An inordinate fondness for beetles by Arthur V. Evans and Charles L. Bellamy ; photography by Lisa Charles Watson ; illustrations, Patricia Wynne
1995
The Salon album of Vera Sudeikin-Stravinsky, edited and translated by John E. Bowlt
1994
The Columbia book of Civil War poetry by Richard Marius, editor
1993
Art of garnishing by Inja Nam and Arno Schmidt
1992
Mira calligraphiae monumenta : a sixteenth-century calligraphic manuscript inscribed by Georg Bocskay and illuminated by Joris Hoefnagel by Lee Hendrix and Thea Vignau-Wilberg

1991

Art for the nation : gifts in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, editor-in-chief, Frances P. Smyth