2015 TAA textbook award winners announced

McGuffey Longevity AwardThe Text and Academic Authors Association has announced its 2015 textbook award winners. Thirteen awards were given in three different award categories. One textbook was awarded a 2015 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award (“McGuffey”), seven textbooks were awarded 2015 Textbook Excellence Awards (“Texty”), and five textbooks were awarded 2015 Most Promising New Textbook Awards.

Textbook Excellence AwardMost Promising New Textbook AwardThe McGuffey recognizes textbooks and learning materials whose excellence has been demonstrated over time, the Texty recognizes excellence in current textbook and learning materials in their 2nd edition or later, and the Most Promising New Textbook Award recognizes excellence in first year edition textbooks and learning materials.

 The awards will be presented during an awards luncheon at TAA’s 28th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 20, 2015.

2015 McGuffey Longevity Award Winner (College)

Advanced Engineering Mathematics
5th ed.
By Dennis G. Zill and Warren S. Wright
Published by Jones & Bartlett Learning
College: Mathematics/Statistics

2015 Textbook Excellence Award Winners (College)

The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture
4th ed.
By Linda Null and Julia Lobur
Published by Jones & Bartlett Learning
College: Computer Science/Engineering

Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality
5th ed.
By Richard M. Gargiulo
Published by SAGE Publications, Inc.
College: Humanities/Social Sciences

Human Reproductive Biology
4th ed.
By Richard E. Jones and Kristin H. Lopez
Published by Elsevier/Academic Press
College: Life Sciences

Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World
6th ed.
By Ron Larson and Betsy Farber
Published by Pearson Education
College: Mathematics/Statistics

Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment
3rd ed.
By Harold F. Hemond and Elizabeth J. Fechner
Published by Elsevier Academic Press
College: Physical Sciences

Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary
3rd ed.
By Raymond S. Bradley
Published by Elsevier/Academic Press
College: Physical Sciences

2015 Textbook Excellence Award Winners (El-Hi)

Tennessee Through Time Early Years TennesseeThroughTime LateryearsTennessee Through Time; The Early Years and The Later Years
2nd ed.
By Carole Stanford Bucy, Charlene S. Kerwin, Ian R. Greaves, Kate Coombs, and Breeann Allison
Published by Gibbs Smith Publisher/Gibbs Smith Education
El-Hi: Humanities and Social Sciences

2015 Most Promising New Textbook Award Winners (College)

Mechanical Properties of Ceramics (Solid Mechanics and its Applications)
1st ed.
By Joshua Pelleg
Published by Springer International Publishing
College: Computer Science/Engineering

Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods and Practice
1st ed.
By Angi Christensen, Nicholas Passalacqua, and Eric Bartelink
Published by Elsevier/Academic Press
College: Life Sciences

College Success and YouCollege Success & You: Achieving Your Goals
1st ed.
By Malcolm L. Kahn and Sue Kahn
Published by Larson Texts, Inc.
College: Humanities/Social Sciences

Mathematical Practices: Mathematics for Teachers: Activities, Models, and Real-Life Examples
1st ed.
By Ron Larson and Robyn Silbey
Published by Cengage Learning
College: Mathematics/Statistics

2015 Most Promising New Textbook Award Winner (El-Hi)

The Massachusetts StoryThe Massachusetts Story
1st ed.
By Courtney Johnson Thomas, Charlene S. Kerwin, Ian R. Greaves, Devon Beavers, Kate Coombs, and Breeann Allison
Published by Gibbs Smith Publisher/Gibbs Smith Education
El-Hi: Humanities/Social Sciences

About Kim Pawlak

Kim Pawlak is Director of Publishing & Operations for the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA). She has been writing about the textbook and academic authoring and publishing industry for 20 years.