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Award for Outstanding Editorial
or Publishing Contributions
AESE Award for Outstanding Publication
Deadline May 15, 2017
In 1972, the Association of Earth Science Editors
established the AESE Award for Outstanding Editorial or Publishing Contributions.
The purpose of the Award is to recognize truly outstanding contributions
and achievements in editing or publishing that stimulate new or greatly
improved accomplishments in teaching, research, and applications in the
field of earth science. The Association stipulates that the award need not
be given each year and shall be given only to those who meet the rigorous
requirements set forth by the Association.
Note: There is no entry form to nominate
someone for the Award for Outstanding Editorial or Publishing Contributions.
Please submit information documenting this person's contributions, such
as letters and testimonials from others that demonstrate the value of the
work in stimulating new or improved achievements in earth science teaching,
research, or applications.
Deadline May 15, 2017
The AESE Lifetime Honor Membership Award is given in recognition of a career of continual contributions to earth science editing or publishing, or contributions to AESE through service in office or on committees. The award honors those highly valuable members of the earth science editing and publishing community, whose efforts benefit us all.
Note: There is no entry form for this award; nominations should include information about this person's contributions, such as letters and testimonials from others that demonstrate the value of the work to AESE or to the earth science editing community. This award is open to current and former members of AESE only.
Send nominations for the above two awards to:
Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
3817 Mineral Point Rd.
Madison, WI 53705
Deadline May 15, 2017
Awarded for the first time in 1993, this award recognizes a recently published earth science publication - book, map, journal, or other individual publication - that demonstrates outstanding editing, design, illustration, writing, effectiveness of production cost, and overall effectiveness in achieving its publication goal. "Recently published" is defined as no more than three years prior to the award year; e.g., for the 2017 awards year, published on or after January 1, 2014.
The competition is open to AESE members and nonmembers alike.
Entries are judged on a point system, and points cannot be granted in areas where information is missing. Submissions should include all of the requested information.
Each nomination must be accompanied by a completed entry form.
Please mail each entry, with two copies of the publication, to:
Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
3817 Mineral Point Rd.
Madison, WI 53705
Recipients, Award for Outstanding Editorial
or Publishing Contributions
Philip H. Abelson
Robert L. Bates
Edwin B. Eckel
Rodney C. Ewing
William H. Freeman, Jr.
Gerald M. Friedman
Julia A. Jackson
Diana and Lowell Lindsay
Allison R. (Pete) Palmer
Brian J. Skinner
Diana and Lowell Lindsay
Diana and Lowell Lindsay's company, Sunbelt Publications, began in 1978 as an idea drawn out on a napkin at the historic Scholtz Beergarten in Austin, Texas. Today, that same logo - a Native American sun symbol - is found on books nationwide. Sunbelt Publications distributes thousands of titles related to the natural history of southern California and Baja California. The Lindsays are also authors in their own rights; well-known publications by Diana Lindsay include Anza-Borrego A to Z: People, Places, and Things (2001) and Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist (2011), about the sculptor behind the Sky Art of Anza-Borrego. Lowell's books include Geothermal Resources of the Imperial Valley (1998), Geology of Anza-Borrego (1992), and Fossil Treasures of the Anza-Borrego Desert: The Last Seven Million Years (2006).
Dr. Diodato is a geoscientist at the Met European Research Observatory (MetEROBS) GEWEX-CEOP network of the World Climate Research Programme. He has been elected to the Royal Meteorological Society, one of the youngest to have received that honor. His technical innovations in the field of geographical information science have led to the development of new hazard models in this research area and more specifically in environmental hydrology.
Pierrette Tremblay, managing editor, Elements, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, is recognized for her outstanding editorial and organizational skills in creating and managing Elements, a highly successful bimonthly mineralogical journal supported by 15 societies and read by society members in more than 20 countries.
Tremblay's involvement with Elements began in 2001 when Rod Ewing, who was promoting the idea of a multisociety magazine, asked for her advice. Tremblay quickly embraced the idea, helping to develop the concept as well as contacting societies and handling the myriad details involved in starting a new journal. Tremblay accepted the post of managing editor in 2003, and members received their first copies of Elements in April 2004, a miraculously rapid start-up. Brimming with energy and ideas, Tremblay is involved in each issue and remains the key driving force behind every aspect of the journal, expecting the highest quality and standards in design, editing, layout, production, and budget. In addition, she has engineered a steady income from advertising revenue, helping to keep the cost to society members low. Now into its fifth year of publication, Elements has grown from five supporting societies to the present 15.
Tremblay has been a member of AESE since 2003.
Jill Hardesty, assistant editor for the Paleontological Institute, University of Kansas, is recognized for her outstanding editorial contributions and dedication for more than 12 years to the publication of the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, especially revised part H (Brachiopoda), which paleontologists widely use as a standard reference. The Treatise was published between 1997 and 2007 in six volumes comprising more than 3,200 pages. Hardesty’s colleagues and numerous international contributors wholeheartedly supported her nomination for this award by attesting to her meticulous attention to countless details, not only in text, illustrations, and layout but also in bibliography, orthography, zoological nomenclature, and stratigraphic terminology. Their letters suggest that she not only accomplished editorial excellence but she also adhered to a demanding schedule with humor, charm, and diplomacy. Hardesty has been an AESE member since 1995 and served on the board of directors in 2002–2004.
Rodney C. Ewing
Dr. Ewing, Editor, Elements, would be deserving of
the Award for Outstanding Editorial or Publishing Contributions simply for
the hundreds of articles he has published in journals in the course of his career,
not to mention the years he has spent as an editor of numerous mineralogical journals.
But the real jewel in his publishing crown is Elements, an international, multi-society newsletter/journal of the mineral sciences. Dr. Ewing conceived of this worldwide newsletter/journal hybrid that would bring together learned societies and facilitate communication among all those who study all aspects of the mineral sciences. He then worked tirelessly to bring together the people to make the magazine a reality. It has been such a success that in its first year of existence it is already listed in GeoRef.
The magazine’s format is unique for the earth sciences. Each issue has a theme, and is guest-edited by distinguished scientists in that particular subfield of the mineral sciences, who in turn assembles a group of invited papers that are peer-reviewed for publication as broadly written, yet thorough reviews of the major aspects of the topic. The scholarly articles are supplemented by news from each member society, and book reviews, conference reports, a calendar of upcoming events, news from the editors, and advertisements.
Julia A. Jackson
Julie's accomplishments certainly epitomize
this award; they are both numerous and "truly outstanding." They include
developing and successfully launching the national Earth Science Week
event; revamping AGI's Environmental Awareness publications series; coordinating
the development of five TV news stories for "Inside Science;" overseeing
the planning and production of Geotimes, 1992-1995; developing
new products from the GeoRef bibliographic data base, 1984-1985; initiating
AGI's Document Delivery Service, 1984-1985; creating the monthly newsletter
Geospectrum, 1979; and authoring and editing numerous books and
articles in the earth sciences (including three editions of Glossary
of Geology). In addition to her contributions to earth-science publishing,
Julie has been an active member of AESE for 24 years. She served as President
in 1993 and continues to be involved in AESE committees.
John McPhee's readers never find themselves
"in suspect terrain," the title of his 1983 book taken from the geologists'
phrase for areas in which the rock record is obscure. A staff writer for
the New Yorker magazine since 1964 and Princeton University Ferris Professor
of Journalism since 1975, John McPhee is recognized for his informative
and entertaining writings about an astonishing variety of subjects. Whether
his subject is oranges, aerodynamics, tennis, or conservation, the hallmarks
of his style are an obsession with facts and intimate profiles of dedicated
protagonists. Geologists and their investigations into plate tectonics are
particularly well presented for the lay reader in McPhee's work, in which
he clearly explains complex situations without making judgment.
Dr. Gerald M. Friedman is one of the founders
and charter members of AESE. He served as Chairman (now President) in 1971--72
and as Chairperson for the 1991 annual meeting in Troy, New York. Dr. Friedman's
long career as editor includes the Journal of Sedimentary Petrology,
Earth Sciences History, Earth Science Reviews, Northeastern Geology, Carbonates
and Evaporites, and Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences. He has
also acted as coeditor for Chemical Abstracts (Mineralogical and Geological
Chemistry), Sedimentary Geology, Journal of Geology, Facies, and
the Journal of Geological Education. He has edited or coedited at
least nine books and somehow has also found time to author or coauthor
two books, one of which (coauthored with J. E. Sanders) is Principles
of Sedimentology, honored by Choice as Outstanding Academic
Book for 1979.
Although Dr. Friedman is now Professor Emeritus,
he continues to edit two journals and his most recent book was published
Allison R. (Pete) Palmer of the Geological
Society of America is recognized for his work in producing publications
for the Decade of North American Geology, commemorating GSA's centennial
in 1988 and including field guides, special volumes, continent-ocean transect
sheets, and seven wall-sized maps--71 publications. The driving force behind
a thousand volunteer authors has been Allison (Pete) Palmer.
Palmer has a B.S. from Penn State and a Ph.D.
from the University of Minnesota. From 1950 to 1966, he was a paleontologist/stratigrapher
at the U. S. Geological Survey. From 1966 to 1980, he was a professor of
geology at SUNY at Stony Brook. He joined GSA in 1980 as centennial science
program coordinator and is now their coordinator for educational programs.
Palmer is a fellow of GSA and the AAAS, and a past president of the Paleontological
Born in Brooklyn, Bill Freeman attended Hamilton
College where he coauthored with Brian J. Skinner a senior thesis on Shakespeare.
He then worked at MacMillan Publishing Company. Later he formed W. H. Freeman
and Company in San Francisco. The first publication was one by L. C. Pauling,
and its editorial group included George Beadle, Ralph Emerson, Doug Whittaker,
Jim Gilluly, and A. E. Woodford.
He has served on numerous earth-science committees,
including the CHEM STUDY of the National Science Foundation, as well as
service to the American Geological Institute and the Geological Society of
America. From his biography, Lord luv a duck and a fool!, Bill describes
himself as a frustrated scientist and teacher. "I have held to my original
editorial principles by building a small list of original books of high
Walter Sullivan, science editor for the New
York Times, is recognized for communicating accurate and meaningful
natural science ideas to society. Mr. Sullivan joined the Times in 1940,
immediately following his graduation from Yale. His career spans the gamut
from copy boy to foreign bureau chief to science editor--with assignments
all over the world.
His title on the possibility of intelligent
life elsewhere in the Universe, We Are Not Alone, won him international
fame for nonfiction. His other works include Quest for a Continent
(on the Antarctic), Assault on the Unknown (on the International
Geophysical Year), and two books for children, White Land of Adventure
and Polar Regions.
Wendell Cochran's important, highly visible
and well-known role as editor of Geotimes and Earth Science
may tend to overshadow his equally important contributions as author
and educator. He was coauthor and senior editor of Geowriting: A Guide
to Writing, Editing, and Printing in Earth Science (AGI, 1973, 1974,
1979, 1981, 1982, and 1984), and was coauthor (with Mary Hill) of Into
Print: A Practical Guide to Writing, Illustrating, and Publishing
(William Kaufmann, 1977). Both of these publications are widely used references
by those who desire to approach seriously the challenge of accurate scientific
and technological communication.
His abilities as an author and an editor are
further enhanced by his ability as a teacher. Wendell continues to serve
the geological profession in a significant manner by conducting workshops
and short courses in geowriting throughout the country, most notably in
conjunction with national meetings of the Geological Society of America
and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
Robert L. Bates, Professor Emeritus at the
Ohio State University, served as editor from 1960 to 1964 of The Journal
of Geological Education, and from 1969 to 1970 as editor of The
Professional Geologist. Certainly one of his most notable achievements
was his role as science editor in the compilation of the second edition
of the Glossary of Geology (American Geological Institute, 1980).
His research activities are well known to his
colleagues in the field of industrial minerals and rocks and are reflected
in his many publications on that subject, principal of which is Geology
of the Industrial Rocks and Minerals, published originally by Harper
and Row in 1960. In 1978, he received the Hal Williams Award of the American
Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers.
As an educator, Bob likewise has contributed
in significant ways. At Ohio State, he organized and administered a vigorous
and successful course in introductory geology. He is senior author of a
test, Geology--An Introduction (Heath, 1965), now in its second
edition. Also, he instituted a program for advanced undergraduate and graduate
students in the geology of industrial rocks and minerals.
Brian J. Skinner, a Professor of Geology and
Geophysics at Yale University, has also been editor of Economic Geology
since 1969. Under his direction, that journal has evolved into what
is now widely recognized as one of the most prestigious in its field. In
addition, he has been a member of the editorial board of American Scientist
and serves as chairman of the board of overseers for the American Journal
Philip H. Abelson, editor of Science since
1962, also served as editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research
from 1959 through 1965. As editor of the latter publication, he assisted
at the birth of space science and shared responsibility for bringing that
field into the sphere of the earth scientist rather than allowing it to
languish among the theoretical physicists. He served on the board of Science
Marie Siegrist was recognized for her remarkable
achievement as a major participant in compiling the 30-volume set of
reference books entitled Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive
of North America, issued during the years 1934--1968.
Edwin B. Eckel was the first to receive the
award while serving as Executive Director of the Geological Society of
America. In addition to his outstanding work in revitalizing GSA publications
(Geology was launched that year), he was recognized for his outstanding
research, writing, and editorial management of several landmark reports
while employed by the U. S. Geological Survey.
Awards, Outstanding Publication
2016 PRINT: The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, Second Edition, edited by Haraldur Sigurdsson (Editor-in-Chief), with contributions from nearly 150 specialists, published by Academic Press (Elsevier).
2015 PRINT: Four Billion Years and Counting: Canada's Geological Heritage, 2014, with contributions from over 100 specialists, co-published by the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences and Nimbus Publishing.
2014 PRINT: Ohio's Geology in Core and Outcrop: A Field Guide for Citizens and Environmental and Geotechnical Investigators, 2013, Gregory A. Schumacher, Brian E. Mott, and Michael P. Angle. Published by the
State of Ohio Division of Geological Survey. Ohio Geological Survey Information Circular 63.
The Novarupta-Katmai Eruption of 1912 — Largest Eruption of the Twentieth Century: Centennial Perspectives, 2012, Wes Hildreth and Judy Fierstein. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif.
USGS Professional Paper 1791.
2013 PRINT: United States—Mexican Borderlands—Facing Tomorrow's Challenges through USGS Science, 2013, Randall G. Updike, Eugene G. Ellis, William R. Page, Melanie J. Parker, Jay B. Hestbeck, and William F. Horak, eds., published by the U.S. Geological Survey, Denver Publishing Service Center, Circular 1380.
POSTER/MAP: A Walking Guide to the History and Features of Burnham Park, Chicago, Illinois, 2012, Cheryl K. Nimz, Michael J. Chrzastowski, Cynthia A. Briedis, Julia S. Bachrach, and C. Brian Trask, contributors, published by the Illinois State Geological Survey.
PRINT HONORABLE MENTION: Best Practices for Validating CO2 Geological Storage: Observations and Guidance from the IEAGHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project, 2012, Brian Hitchon, ed., published by Geoscience Publishing, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
2012 PRINT: Geology of Illinois, 2010, Dennis R. Kolata and Cheryl K. Nimz, eds., published by the Illinois State Geological Survey.
2011 PRINT: Eruptions of Hawaiian Volcanoes — Past, Present, and Future, by Robert I. Tilling, Christina Heliker, and Donald A. Swanson, 2010, published by the U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, General Information Product 117.
MAP OR POSTER: Geological Map of Lassen Volcanic National Park and Vicinity, California, by Michael A. Clynne and L. J. Patrick Muffler, 2010, published by the U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, Scientific Investigations Map 2899.
2009 PRINT: The Coral Reef of South Moloka'i, Hawai'i — Portrait of a Sediment-Threatened Fringing Reef, 2008, edited by M. E. Field, S. A. Cochran, J. B. Logan, and C. D. Storlazzi, published by the U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5101.
MAP OR POSTER: Geologic Map of Mount Mazama and Crater Lake Caldera, Oregon, 2008, by Charles R. Bacon, published by the U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Scientific Investigations Map 2832.
MAP OR POSTER HONORABLE MENTION: Geology of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, 2008, by Sandra H. B. Clark, published by the U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, Scientific Investigations Map 2830.
2008 PRINT: Protecting Your Family from Earthquakes — The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety, 2007, General Information Product 41 (English and Spanish) and General Information Product 42 (English, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean), published in two versions by the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Team, USGS Menlo Park Publishing Service Center, Menlo Park, California.
PRINT HONORABLE MENTION: Maine's Fossil Record: The Paleozoic, 2007, by Lisa Churchill-Dickson, published by the Maine Geological Survey Department of Conservation, Augusta, Maine.
MAP/POSTER: Geologic Map of the Central San Juan Caldera Cluster, Southwestern Colorado, 2006, by Peter Lipman, Geological Investigations Series I-2799, published by the U.S. Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Team, USGS Menlo Park Publishing Service Center, Menlo Park, California.
ELECTRONIC: Bedrock Geologic Map of Ohio, 2007, compiled by Ernie R. Slucher, E. M. Swinford, G. A. Schumacher, D. L. Shrake, C. L. Rice, M. R. Caudill, and R. G. Rea, with GIS production and cartography by D. M. Powers, Map BG-1 on CD-ROM, published by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey, Columbus, Ohio.
2007 PRINT: Alberta Benearth Our Feet: The Story of Our Rocks and Fossils, 2006, edited by Brian Hitchon, published by Geoscience Publishing, Alberta, Canada.
MAP OR POSTER: Geologic map of the San Francisco Bay Region by R. W. Graymer, B. C. Moring, G. J. Saucedo, C. M. Wentworth, E. E. Braab, and K. I. Knudsen, and
Map of Quaternary-Active Faults in the San Francisco Bay Region, 2006, by R. W. Graymer, W. Bryant, C. A. McCabe, S. Hecker, and C. S. Prentice, published by the U.S. Geological Survey and the California Geological Survey, USGS Scientific Investigations Maps 2918 and 2919. Companion maps were published in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake.
2006 PRINT: Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country — Your Handbook for the San Francisco Bay Region, published by the U.S. Geological Survey.
ELECTRONIC: Reflections in the Field: Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the SEG, DVD published by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
MAP OR POSTER: Geologic Map of the Katmai Volcanic Cluster, Katmai National Park, Alaska, by Wes Hildreth and Judy Fierstein, published by the U.S. Geological Survey.
2005 PRINT: Elements,
An International Magazine of Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrology,
published jointly by the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland,
the Mineralogical Association of Canada, the Geochemical Society,
the Clay Minerals Society, the European Association for Geochemistry,
and the Mineralogical Society of America.
MAP OR POSTER: Hawaii's Volcanoes Revealed,
by Barry W. Eakins, Joel E. Robinson, Toshiya Kanamatsu, Jiro Naka, John R. Smith,
Eiichi Takahashi, and David A. Clague, published by the U.S. Geological Survey
(Geologic Investigations Series I-2809).
ELECTRONIC: Tectonics, Geochronology, and Volcanism
in the Southern Rocky Mountains and Rio Grande Rift, by Steven M. Cather,
William C. McIntosh, and Shari A. Kelley, published by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology
and Mineral Resources (Bulletin 160).
2004 PRINT: Messages in Stone: Colorado's
Colorful Geology, Vince Matthews (editor), published by the Colorado
MAP OR POSTER: The North American Tapestry
of Time and Terrain, Kate E. Barton, David G. Howell, and Jose F. Vigil,
published by the U.S. Geological Survey in collaboration with the Geological
Survey of Canada and the Mexican Consejo Recursos de Minerales.
2003 PRINT: Beyond the Golden Gate:
Oceanography, Geology, Biology, and Environmental Issues in the Gulf of
the Farallones, Herman A. Karl (editor), published by the U.S. Geological
2002 The Last Billion Years: A Geological
History of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, Atlantic Geoscience Society;
published by Nimbus Publishing. Jennifer Bates, production coordinator;
Robert Fensome, co-editor and project leader; and Graham Williams, co-editor
and chair of project committee. ISBN 1-55109-351-0.
2001 PRINT: (tie) Iowa--Portrait
of the Land, Jean Prior (editor), Patricia Lohmann (designer), Larry
Stone (lead writer).
A Geologic Guide to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve,
Alaska, Carol Quesenberry (design/graphics), Gary Winkler (principal
author), Lorna Carter (editor).
ELECTRONIC: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-Cubed), William
White and Cammie Kovalick; published by AGU and the Geochemical Society.
2000 Fossils of Ohio, edited
by Rodney M. Feldmann and Merrianne Hackathorn. Ohio Division of Geological
Survey, Bulletin 70. ISBN 0-931079-05-5.
1998 Geology of Svalbard, by
W. B. Harland. Geological Society of London, 1997.
1997 (1) Geological Map of Canada,
CD-ROM, by Jo Wheeler, P. F. Hoffman, K. D. Card, A. Davidson, B. V.
Sanford, A. V. Okulitch, and W. R. Roest. Natural Resources of Canada,
Ottawa. (2) Mountains and Canyons, by L. I. Goldman, M. W. Longman,
and J. Rathbone. Denver: Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, 1995.
1996 Minnesota's Natural Heritage:
An Ecological Perspective, by John R. Tester. University of Minnesota
Press, 1995. ISBN 0-8166-2133-0
1995 Glaciers, by
Michael Hambrey and Jörg Alean. Cambridge University Press, 1992. ISBN
1994 Earth Shock: Hurricanes,
Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tornadoes, and Other Forces of Nature, by Andrew
Robinson. Thames and Hudson, Inc., 1993. ISBN 0-500-27738-9.
1993 Climate--Our Future?,
by Ulrich Schotterer and Peter Andermatt. North American edition; Minneapolis:
University of Minnesota Press, 1992. ISBN 0-8166-2130.
Robert L. Bates
George E. Beecraft
John T. Dickman
Nancy P. Dutro
Mary R. Hill
Jean M. Spencer Jenness
Robert W. Kelley
Walter P. Ketterer
Ralph H. King
Eleanor F. Moorhouse
Thomas F. Rafter, Jr.
Mary C. Woods
Judy Holoviak, Arlington, Virginia, is recognized for her professionalism and creativity in managing American Geophysical Union publications for 45 years, especially through the transition to electronic publication, and for her leadership roles in the AESE and the Society for Scholarly Publishing.
Holoviak has been a member of AESE since 1973.
Rex has been a life-long champion for educating the public about the essential value of earth sciences to our society. He is a highly accomplished writer, editor, and leader. His long term dedication to effective communication has been a major contribution that has fostered significant advances in the exchange of earth science information among state and federal agencies, professional organizations such as GSA, AAPG, and AGI, and, especially, the general public. He has served AESE in many ways, as a speaker, host of annual meetings, director, and president. His common sense approach to our organizational problems and his self-effacing good humor have been essential to the success of AESE for almost 40 years. For his long career of positive contributions to the geologic profession and to AESE, Rex is awarded Lifetime Honor Membership.
Barb Richman presenting Rex with his award.