2014 TAA textbook award winners announced

TAA McGuffey Longevity AwardTAA Textbook Excellence AwardTAA Most Promising New Textbook Award

The Text and Academic Authors Association has announced its 2014 textbook award winners. Fourteen awards were given in three different award categories. One textbook was awarded a 2014 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award (McGuffey), 11 textbooks were awarded 2014 Textbook Excellence Awards (Texty), and two textbooks were awarded 2014 Most Promising New Textbook Awards.

The McGuffey Award is awarded to recognize textbooks and learning materials whose excellence has been demonstrated over time, the Texty Award is awarded to recognize excellence in current textbook and learning materials in their 2nd edition or later, and the Most Promising New Textbook Award is awarded to recognize excellence in first year edition textbooks and learning materials.

The awards will be presented during an awards luncheon at TAA’s 27th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference in Baltimore, Maryland June 21, 2014.

2014 McGuffey Award Winner (College)

Calculus Early Transcendental FunctionsCalculus: Early Transcendental Functions
6th ed.
By Ron Larson
Published by Cengage Learning
College: Mathematics/Statistics
2014 Texty Winners (College)

Mergers Acquisitions and Other Restructuring ActivitiesMergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities
7th ed.
By Donald DePamphilis
Published by Elsevier/Academic Press
College: Accounting/Business/Economics/Management

Materials Engineering Science Processing and DesignMaterials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design
3rd ed.
By Dr. Hugh Shercliff, Dr. David Cebon and Mike Ashby
Published by Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann
College: Computer Science/Engineering

Finite Elements in Fracture MechanicsFinite Elements in Fracture Mechanics
3rd ed.
By Meinhard Kuna
Published by Springer Dordrecht, The Netherlands
College: Computer Science/Engineering

Practical PCPractical Open Source OfficePractical Microsoft Office 2013Practical Computer Literacy

Practical Series: Practical Computer Literacy, Practical PC, Practical Microsoft Office Practical Open Source Office
4-7 ed.
By June Jamrich Parsons, Dan Oja, and Donna Mulder
Published by Cengage Learning
College: Computer Science/Engineering

Computer Organization and DesignComputer Organization and Design
5th ed.
By David Patterson and John Hennessy
Published by Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann
College: Computer Science/Engineering

Data and Computer CommunicationsData and Computer Communications
10th ed.
By William Stallings
Published by Pearson Education, Inc.
College: Computer Science/Engineering

Python Programming in ContextPython Programming in Context
2nd ed.
By Bradley Miller and David Ranum
Published by Jones & Bartlett Learning
College: Computer Science/Engineering

PreCalculusPre-Calculus
9th ed.
By Ron Larson
Published by Cengage Learning
College: Mathematics/Statistics

Groundwater ScienceGroundwater Science
2nd ed.
By Charles Fitts
Published by Elsevier
College: Physical Sciences

Biogeochemistry An Analysis of Global ChangeBiogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change
3rd ed.
By Dr. William H. Schlesinger and Emily S. Bernhardt
Published by Elsevier/Academic Press
College: Physical Sciences

2014 Textbook Excellence Award Winner (El-Hi)

Big Ideas MathBig Ideas Math: A Common Core Curriculum
2nd ed.
By Ron Larson and Laurie Boswell
Published by Big Ideas Learning, LLC
El-Hi: Mathematics/Statistics

2014 Most Promising New Textbook Award Winners (College)

Research Methods for the Behavioral SciencesResearch Methods for the Behavioral Sciences
1st ed.
By Dr. Gregory J. Privitera
Published by SAGE Publications, Inc.
College: Humanities/Social Sciences

Animal Behavior: Concepts, Methods and ApplicationsAnimal Behavior: Concepts, Methods, Applications
1st ed.
By Shawn Nordell and Thomas Valone
Published by Oxford University Press USA
College: Life Sciences