2014 ASLI Choice Awards Winners

The tenth annual ASLI Choice Awards presentation will take place in Phoenix, AZ during the 95th Annual AMS Meeting on Wed. Jan. 07, 2015 at 1:00 pm in Room 129B in the Phoenix Convention Center, West and North Building.

ASLI’s Choice Committee was proud to present the 2014 winners from a field of several publishers. This year, there were three award categories: ASLI’s Choice (Science and Technology), History and Popular.

The winners are…

2014 ASLI Choice
Oxygen: A four billion year history
By Donald E. Canfield
Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691145020
ASLI’s Choice for a well- documented, accessible and interesting history of this vital substance.

2014 ASLI Choice: Historical Category
The History of global climate governance
By Joyeeta Gupta
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107040519
ASLI’s Choice for bringing together a history, and summary that readers are likely to reference often.

2014 ASLI Choice: Popular Category
Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, our changing climate, and extreme weather of the past and future
By Adam Sobel
ISBN-10: 0062304763
ISBN-13: 978-0062304766
ASLI’s Choice for providing its readers with a detailed, clear understanding of the meteorological basis for Hurricane Sandy and the importance of our response to it.

Honorable Mentions:

2014 Honorable Mention – Main/Science Category
Dendroclimatic studies: Tree growth and climate change in northern forests
By Rosanne D’Arrigo, Nicole Davi, Gordon Jacoby, Rob Wilson, Greg Wiles
American Geophysical Union, John Wiley & Sons, Inc
ISBN-10: 1118848721
ISBN-13: 978-1118848722
ASLI’s Choice-Honorable Mention for a clear summary of research from a renowned institution on this important topic.

2014 Honorable Mention – Main/Science Category
Air quality management: Canadian perspectives on a global issue
By Eric Taylor, Ann McMillan, editors
ISBN-10: 9400775563
ISBN-13: 978-9400775565
ASLI’s Choice-Honorable Mention for bringing together expert views on many aspects of this topic from a Canadian perspective.

2014 Honorable Mention – Historical Category
Tambora: The Eruption that changed the world
By Gillen D’Arcy Wood
Princeton University Press
ISBN-10: 0691150540
ISBN-13: 978-0691150543
ASLI’s Choice-Honorable Mention for a book that makes this extreme event newly accessible through connecting literature, social history and science.

2014 Honorable Mention – Popular Category
Partly to mostly funny : the ultimate weather joke book
Edited by Jon Malay with jokes from Norm Dvoskin
American Meteorological Society
ISBN-10: 1935704605
ISBN-13: 978-1935704607
ASLI’s Choice-Honorable Mention for a handy compilation of light-hearted humor about the weather and its place in our lives.

Also, check the Front Page, the AMS Blog for a report on this year’s awards and winners.