Six Elsevier Book Titles Win Awards from Text and Academic Authors Association

Titles lauded with Most Promising New Textbook Excellence Award and Textbook Excellence Award

Waltham, MA, April 29, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that six of its books will receive awards from the Text and Academic Authors Association. Four titles will receive the Textbook Excellence Award, better known as a “Texty,” and two titles will receive the Most Promising New Textbook Award. The awards will be presented during a luncheon at the Text and Academic Authors Association 26th Annual Conference in Reno, NV, June 22, 2013.

The Text and Academic Authors Association announced a total of 16 award winners in three categories, including: the 2013 Most Promising New Textbook Award, which recognizes excellence in first year edition textbooks and learning materials and the 2013 Textbook Excellence Award, which recognizes excellence in current textbook and learning materials in their second edition or later.

“These six awards from the Text and Academic Authors Association are further validation that we are succeeding in our mission to develop high-quality content for health, science and technology,” stated Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Science & Technology Books at Elsevier. “We congratulate all of the Elsevier authors who are to receive one of these awards in June.”

Elsevier book title winners of the 2013 Most Promising New Textbook Award are:

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience: A Beginner's Guide
By Bernard Baars and Nicole Gage

The UX Book: Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User Experience
By Rex Hartson and Pardha Pyla

Elsevier book title winners of the 2013 Textbook Excellence Award (“Texty”) are:

Biological Inorganic Chemistry: A New Introduction to Molecular Structure and Function
By Robert Crichton

Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine
By Buddy Ratner, Allan Hoffman, Frederick Schoen, Jack Lemons

Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis
By Brent Turvey

Molecular Biology
By David Clark and Nanette Pazdernik

These books, all published by Elsevier or under the Academic Cell, Academic Press and Morgan Kaufman imprint, are available on the Elsevier Store or on ScienceDirect.


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