2015 ASLI Choice Awards Winners

The eleventh annual ASLI Choice Awards presentation took place in New Orleans, LA during the 96th Annual AMS Meeting on Wed. Jan. 13, 2016 at 3:30 pm in Room 341 in the New Orleans Convention Center.

ASLI’s Choice Committee was proud to present the 2015 winners from a field of several publishers. Again this year, there were three award categories: ASLI’s Choice (Science and Technology), History and Popular.

The winners are…

2015 ASLI Choice
An Introduction to Lightning
By Vernon Cooray
ISBN:  9789401789370
ASLI’s Choice for being a clearly written book that provides its readers with a thorough and accessible understanding of lightning.

2015 ASLI Choice: Historical Category
Weatherland: Writers & Artists under English Skies
By Alexandra Harris
Thames & Hudson
ISBN:  9780500518113
ASLI’s Choice for a highly original, inviting book that brings readers to the weathers of England through art and word.

2015 ASLI Choice: Popular Category
Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future
By Lauren Redniss
Random House
ISBN:  9780812993172
ASLI’s Choice for designing rich, original art to accompany vivid description that creates a one-of-a-kind treatise on weather.

Honorable Mentions:

2015 Honorable Mention – Main/Science Category
Climate Change and Public Health
By Barry S. Levy
Oxford University Press
ISBN:  9780190202453
ASLI’s Choice-Honorable Mention for bringing scientific, medical, and public policy aspects together in a useful treatment of this important topic.

2015 Honorable Mention – Historical Category
A Scientific Peak: How Boulder Became a World Center for Space and Atmospheric Science
By Joseph P. Bassi
American Meteorological Society Books
ISBN:  9781935704850
ASLI’s Choice-Honorable Mention for being a well-researched and written description of this western city’s road to atmospheric science fame.

2015 Honorable Mention – Historical Category
Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina
By Stuart B. Schwartz
Princeton University Press
ISBN:  9780691157566
ASLI’s Choice-Honorable Mention for enabling readers to discover more about this part of the world through its tempests.

2015 Honorable Mention – Historical Category
The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future
By Peter Moore
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN:  9780865478091
ASLI’s Choice-Honorable Mention for a vivid account of those early scientists and the weather they sought to understand.

2015 Honorable Mention – Popular Category
Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
By Cynthia Barnett
Crown Publishers
ISBN:  9780804137096
ASLI’s Choice-Honorable Mention for being a book that celebrates rain in all its history, forms and life.

2015 Honorable Mention – Popular Category
Melting Away: Images of the Arctic and Antarctic
By Camille Seaman
Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN:  9781616892609
ASLI’s Choice-Honorable Mention for the author-photographer’s composition, creativity, and artistry that depict the beauty of and pressures upon both our polar realms.

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