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CHOICE names 40 Outstanding Academic Titles from the Press in 2020

We’re proud to announce that 40 Press books have been chosen for CHOICE’s prestigious Outstanding Academic Titles list in 2020.

This improves upon the 31 titles chosen for the 2019 list.

CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Every year, they publish their list of chosen Outstanding Academic Titles that were reviewed during the previous year. Only ten percent of approximately 6,000 eligible reviewed titles are awarded each 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.

The following Press titles were selected in 2020:

Affectionate Communication in Close Relationships

Archaeological Science: An Introduction

Astrophysics of Planet Formation

Badges and Incidents: A Transdisciplinary History of the Right to Education in America

Bilingual Children: A Guide to Parents

Central Bank Independence and the Legacy of the German Past

Children in Changing Worlds: Sociocultural and Temporal Perspectives

Civilisatation Recast: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives

Crises of Democracy

Culture and Order in World Politics

Dante’s Christian Ethics: Purgatory and its Moral Contexts

Deep Carbon: Past to Present

Emerging Powers in the International Economic Order: Cooperation, Competition and Transformation

Forms and Concepts for Lightweight Structures

Foundations of Data Science

Geoffrey Chaucer in Context

Heart to Heart: How Your Emotions Affect Other People

Introduction to Radio Astronomy

Kant’s Conception of Freedom: A Developmental and Critical Analysis

Kant’s Philosophy of Mathematics Vol. 1: The Critical Philosophy and Its Roots

Lectures on Astrophysics

Liberal Ideas in Tsarist Russia: From Catherine the Great to the Russian Revolution

Millimeter-Wave Circuits for 5G and Radar

Principles of Optics

Raymond Aron and Liberal Thought in the Twentieth Century

Relationship Maintenance: Theory, Process and Context

Scale, Space, and Canon in Ancient Literary Culture

Singing to the Lyre in Renaissance Italy: Memory, Performance, and Oral Poetry

Social Scaffolding: Applying the Lessons of Contemporary Social Science to Health and Healthcare

Stochastic Modelling of Reaction-Diffusion Processes

The Cosmic Revolutionary’s Handbook: (Or: How to Beat the Big Bang)

The Evolutionary Biology of the Human Pelvis: An Integrative Approach

The Immortal Commonwealth: Covenant, Community, and Political Resistance in Early Reformed Thought

The Private Sector in Public Office: Selective Property Rights in China

The Right to Rule and the Rights of Women: Queen Victoria and the Women’s Movement

The Whipple Museum of the History of Science: Objects and Investigations, to Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of R.S. Whipple’s Gift to the University of Cambridge

The Yoruba from Prehistory to the Present

Transfer Learning

Trump and Us: What he Says and Why People Listen

Whitelash: Unmasking White Grievance at the Ballot Box

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