Congratulations to Abraham Loeb whose book How Did the First Stars and Galaxies Form? was claimed the winner of the 2012 Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award from the American Astronomical Society!
From the press release:
“At its 221st semiannual meeting two weeks ago in Long Beach, California, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) named the recipients of its 2013 prizes for achievements in research, instrument development, education, and writing…The Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award for an academic book goes to Abraham (Avi) Loeb (Harvard University) for his lively but concise account, How Did the First Stars and Galaxies Form? (Princeton University Press, 2010). Avi Loeb addresses astronomical processes in a physically intuitive manner, with an emphasis on the big picture. This book provides excellent supplemental material for university classes in cosmology and galaxy formation.”
View the full press release: http://spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=39872