1. Astrobiology, Discovery, and Societal Impact Wins 2019 PROSE Award

    Second Baruch S. Blumberg/Library of Congress Chair Steven J. Dick's book, <i>Professional and Astrobiology, Discovery, and Societal Impact</i> wins the 2019 Professional Scholarly Excellence Award. Image source: Steven J. Dick / Cambridge University Press Image credit: None
    Second Baruch S. Blumberg/Library of Congress Chair Steven J. Dick's book, Professional and Astrobiology, Discovery, and Societal Impact wins the 2019 Professional Scholarly Excellence Award. Image source: Steven J. Dick / Cambridge University Press

    The Association of American Publishers has named Steven J. Dick’s book Astrobiology, Discovery, and Societal Impact (Cambridge University Press, 2018) the PROSE winner for 2019 in the category of Cosmology and Astronomy. The PROSE (Professional and Scholarly Excellence) Awards are considered the Oscars of academic publishing. The book uses history, discovery, and analogy to analyze the possible impacts to humanity of discovering life beyond Earth.

    The announcement is available at the Assocation of American Publishers website.

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    Source: [Association of American Publishers]