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The AAG Review of Books Humboldt Book Award for Enduring Scholarship in Geography

The AAG Review of Books Humboldt Book Award for Enduring Scholarship in Geography was established to recognize a single book reviewed in the AAG Review of Books (AAGRB), 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(s) will receive an honorarium of $1,000. The selection of the AAG Review of Books 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. The award is presented at the Awards Luncheon during the AAG's Annual Meeting.


Previous Recipient

2017
Geoffrey Martin's American Geography and GeographersGeoffrey Martin's monumental book, American Geography and Geographers, is the inaugural recipient of the AAG Review of Books 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 AAG Review of Books Humboldt Book Award for Enduring Scholarship in Geography.

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.”