Conkling wins PROSE award
Rockland — Philip Conkling, president and founder of the Island Institute, has received the 2011 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in the Earth Science category for "The Fate of Greenland: Lessons from Abrupt Climate Change," which he co-authored with Richard Alley, Wallace Broecker and George Denton.
"The Fate of Greenland," illustrated with dramatic color photographs, provides a chronicle by four leading climate experts of Greenland’s climate history and a discussion what the current warming means for this frozen place and for the rest of the world.
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 over 40 categories. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth.
"The Fate of Greenland" is available at Archipelago, the Institute’s retail store, 386 Main St.; and also online at thearchipelago.net.
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