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MIT Press books take home 2019 CHOICE Awards

The MIT Press is delighted to announce that eleven of our books have been designated Outstanding Academic Titles for 2019 by CHOICE. This list reflects the best in scholarly titles and brings with it the prestigious recognition of the academic library community.

Awarded annually in January, the Outstanding Academic Titles award is given to only ten percent of the 6,000 titles reviewed by CHOICE in a given year. CHOICE editors consider several factors in their decisions, including, overall excellence in presentation and scholarship; importance relative to other literature in the field; distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form; originality or uniqueness of treatment; value to undergraduate students; and importance in building undergraduate library collections. 

CHOICE awards for 2019 were given to the following MIT Press books:

•    Anxiety and the Equation: Understanding Boltzmann’s Entropy by Eric Johnson

•    Chasing Men on Fire: The Story of the Search for a Pain Gene by Stephen G. Waxman

•    Energy at the End of the World: An Orkney Islands Saga by Laura Watts

•    Extremism by J. M. Berger

•    Invisible Colors: The Arts of the Atomic Age by Gabrielle Decamous

•    Scientists Under Surveillance: The FBI Files edited by JPat Brown, B. C. D. Lipton, and Michael Morisy

•    The Death Algorithm and Other Digital Dilemmas by Roberto Simanowski

•    The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production by Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

•    The Software Arts by Warren Sack

•   The Spider’s Thread: Metaphor in Mind, Brain, and Poetry by Keith J. Holyoak

•    You’ll See This Message When It Is Too Late: The Legal and Economic Aftermath of Cybersecurity Breaches by Josephine Wolff