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Professor's book wins Honorable Mention for 2011 PROSE Award

Ed Stump
February 10, 2012

Antarctic explorer Ed Stump, a geology professor in ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, has received an Honorable Mention for the 2011 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in the Earth Science category for “The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains.”

"The Roof at the Bottom of the World," published by Yale University Press, follows the story lines of the famous polar explorers – Ross, Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, Byrd – who each in their turn, discovered and explored portions of the Transantarctic Mountains. The book is illustrated with more than 100 of Stump’s photographs of the mountains, along with more than 30 historical maps, shaded-relief topographic maps, and satellite images, showing the routes taken by the early explorers and the terrain that they discovered. It is the first atlas of the most remote mountain range on Earth.

The PROSE Awards are presented by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers and annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in more than 40 categories. The PROSE Awards have been judged by peer publishers, librarians and medical professionals since 1976.

"The Roof at the Bottom of the World" is available online at Amazon.

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