Yesterday the Association of American Publishers announced the 2010 PROSE Awards winners for Professional and Scholarly Excellence. The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories.

The Autobiography of Mark Twain received top honors in the Humanities, winning both the Award for Excellence in Humanities and the category award for Biography & Autobiography.

Two books from our science list took top category prizes.  Mark Moffett’s Adventures among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions won the Popular Science & Popular Mathematics category and Cenozoic Mammals of Africa, edited by Lars Werdelin and William Joseph Sanders, won the Single Volume Reference category in Science.

Finally, Riot in Alexandria: Tradition and Group Dynamics in Late Antique Pagan and Christian Communities by Edward Watt received an Honorable Mention in the Classics & Ancient History category.

For a complete list of winners, visit the PROSE Awards website.

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