Geoffrey Martin Receives the Humboldt Book Award for Enduring Scholarship in Geography
The AAG Review of Books (AAGRB) is proud to announce the selection of Prof. Geoffrey Martin’s monumental book, American Geography and Geographers, as the inaugural recipient of the Humboldt Book Award for Enduring Scholarship in Geography.
The award was selected from all of the books reviewed during the first four years of the AAG Review of Books. The selection committee chaired by the Editor-in-Chief of the AAGRB unanimously agreed on selection of American Geography and Geographers as the inaugural awardee for the Humboldt Book Award for Enduring Scholarship in Geography.
The Humboldt Book Award for Enduring Scholarship was established to recognize the single book reviewed in the AAG Review of Books judged to be a work that not only represents geographic scholarship at its best, but a book that also promises enduring scholarly value and importance. The author receives an honorarium of $1,000 as well.
Published by Oxford University Press in 2015, American Geography and Geographers has been characterized by Ron Abler as “unparalleled in the scope and depth of its research” and by Harm De Blij as “a monumental and magisterial work, exhaustively researched and documented.” William Koelsch added, “This landmark study will be a resource for teachers and students of the discipline for years to come, and an important first reference for scholars seeking to expand the breadth and depth of the field.”
The selection of the AAGRB Humboldt Book Award for Enduring Scholarship in Geography will be made every four years, from the books reviewed in the AAGRB during the prior four years.