2007 ASLI Choice Awards

The third annual ASLI’s Choice Awards presentation took place at New Orleans, Louisiana during the AMS Meeting on Wed. Jan. 23, 2008 at 16:30 in the Publisher’s Row area near the ASLI booth.
The many good contenders for ASLI’s Choice 2007 resulted in the selection committee adding a third category:  Social Science Category.

For ASLI’s CHOICE 2007 we have three main awards:  the Science & Technology Category, the History Category and the Social Sciences Category, and three honorable mentions, one from each category.

The winners are…

2007 ASLI Choice: Scientific and Technical Category
Climate Change 2007: the physical science basis
Working Group I Contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Cambridge University Press
ASLI’s Choice for high impact comprehensive publication.

2007 ASLI Choice: History Category
British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment
Jan Golinski
University of Chicago Press
ASLI’s Choice for a comprehensive treatment of a particular era.

2007 ASLI Choice: Social Science Category
The Economics of Climate Change: the Stern Review
Nicholas Stern
Cambridge University Press
ASLI’s Choice for a comprehensive analysis of global impact of climate change .

Honorable Mentions:

Science & Technology Category
Global Outlook for Ice & Snow
Editing by UNEP/GRID – Arendal, Norway Achim Steiner UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UNEP.
United Nations Environment Programme
Honorable Mention for presenting a complex topic to the general public.

History Category
Why the Sky is Blue: Discovering the Color of Life .
Götz Hoeppe. Translated with John Stewart
Princeton University Press
Honorable Mention for a unique combination of physics and history.

Social Science Category
When Nature Strikes: Weather Disasters and the Law
Marsha L. Baum
Honorable Mention for a comprehensive treatment of weather and jurisprudence.