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Press titles named “Outstanding Academic Titles 2017”

We're delighted to announce that 30 Press titles have been chosen for the prestigious Outstanding Academic Titles 2017 list in Choice magazine, which sees only ten percent of approximately 6,000 eligible reviewed titles awarded. This is up from an already high level of 26 last year.

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Every year in the January issue, Choice publishes their list of chosen Outstanding Academic Titles that were reviewed during the previous year.

The criteria for selection in this list includes overall the reviewer's evaluation, excellence in presentation and scholarship, importance relative to other literature in the field, distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form, originality or uniqueness of treatment, value to undergraduate students, and importance in building undergraduate library collections.

Mandy Hill, Managing Director of Academic Publishing at the Press, said: 'We're thrilled that 30 Cambridge books have been included in Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles list this year. It's a testament to the excellence of our publishing programme, and the robust scholarship and dedication of our authors and editors. We're very proud to have received this recognition from the academic library community.'

​The following Cambridge titles were selected:

A History of Algeria

A History of Japanese Theatre

A History of Mexican Literature

A History of Modern Uganda

A Social History of England, 1500–1750

Cold War Freud

Design and Processing of Particulate Products

Discourse on Leadership

Ethnic Politics and State Power in Africa

Federal Taxation in America

Impacts of Climate Change on Allergens and Allergic Diseases

Modern Elementary Particle Physics

Plutarch's Politics

Precision Cosmology

Prime Numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis

Technology and Isolation

The Cambridge Companion to Newton

The Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Prejudice

The Complete Writings of Henry James on Art and Drama

The Cultural Revolution on Trial

The Developmental Scientist's Companion

The End of Iberian Rule on the American Continent, 1770–1830

The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 4 1966-1989

The Making of Friedrich Nietzsche

The Philosophy of Cosmology

The Social Archaeology of Food

The Value of Emily Dickinson

The Value of Milton

Thomas Aquinas on War and Peace

Unsteady Flow in Open Channels

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